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I quit my job of six months to take a new job, and the offer was rescinded due to a bad reference.

Mars opposite Neptune, anyone? Mars is in my 6th now.

Saturn isn't too much of a factor because he's too far away from my Sun and Mars, but he backed into my 10th.

Uranus is slowly creeping towards my Sun, less than a degree away from the exact square.

This bad reference is all based on faulty perceptions. Mars/Neptune. Grrrrrrrr.

I don't know whether to give up on the veterinary field altogether and work at Wawa until I leave NJ next summer. I've had no luck. It's all been bad bosses, unrealistic expectations, and I'm blaming myself for jumping into a field with very little training. Jupiter was in my 10th when I made this move, and I'm paying for my overconfidence.

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Ah I feel for ya. I had some hubris during my Jupiter 10th house transit and made some mistakes with a new boss that took years to rectify.

Maybe take a Wawa job while getting some training in your chosen field?

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I expected to get a tongue lashing when I quit out of the blue. Surprisingly to me, I got nothing. It's like I never even worked there.

All of the veterinary jobs I worked at had one thing in common: very high turnover. I'm not downplaying my role in these messes. I should have got more training before deciding to do this. They really don't like on the job training.

I found out who gave me the bad reference. They told one story, I told another. They're being salty and vengeful over a weekend job that didn't even pay minimum wage. Why can't they just say I did a decent job, which I did in the beginning before Covid screwed it all up, and let me get on with finding a job? People are so ridiculous.

Despite all the nonsense, I have two years of experience now, so that should count for something. The New Moon falls in my 6th. Hoping for another fresh start.

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If it's only for less than a year, would it really be fair to take a job with a potential new employer, unless of course you inform them up front.

You might instead do some pet sitting via Rover dot com -- you'd be in demand for pets who need your medical expertise.  Or take some training in dog grooming now with the future potential to work at home for yourself, (or at a boarding/grooming facility) after you move.  

This is your chance to eliminate the workplace stress which exists in nearly every job. 

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@warped I won't even need to advertise on Rover where I'm going. I'd also get farm animal experience. Could even be an on call vet tech. Now there's something that would work - no more office politics BS.

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Excellent!  If you're moving to a farm and ranch area, there will be farm sitting opportunities, perhaps even a position as assistant to a country vet who regularly travels to them.  You could even look into Equine Massage training if there's a demand there.  If I'd realized I'd end up in Florida horse country I'd have followed through on my interest in it years ago.

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Another idea:  The companies that make pet health products have reps who are very knowledgeable about the supplements and meds they manufacture, and many of those reps Work From Home.  Your skills and training would certainly be valuable to them, and you'd be free of the workplace stress.

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That's a great suggestion. Many vet techs became inside sales reps. Something to consider!

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Absolutely. 2 years--that's solid experience. Best of luck Smile

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