By dsbass09 - 09/07/2011 05:59 - United States

Today, after 8 years in exceptionally difficult veterinarian classes which put me $200,000 in debt, and 7 months of job searching, I finally got a job. I will be inspecting feces for worms while making minimum wage. FML
I agree, your life sucks 38 861
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gotta start somewhere.

welcome to the united states, the land of joblessness, poverty and debt...


gotta start somewhere.

iSitt 0

do vetrs have to go through a residency/apprentice stage before they can open a practice?

exactly what I was gonna say! and hey, at least the job has to do with animals! (ish)

Jbfu 0

Welcome to the working world! Where you'll always have to take shit from someone!

17- I don't believe so but it is strongly recommended at least.

rallets 22

200 stacks to be a vet? goddamn

rallets 22

200 stacks to be a vet? goddamn

4, I demand an explanation to what you were trying to pull of there.

Exactly, tired of these people dropping 6 figures on a degree and with no experience, they expect the top job. Regardless of your school YOU HAVE TO WORK FOR IT!! Jeez.

MrFlintstone 5

work hard and don't complain so you can get a promotion

17 I think you do in england I think that's why it lasts so many years. you can't learn to be a vet without some experience anyway

novacane baby baby

During undergrad, the vet students would always warn us about this possibility. They would say: " if you don't absolutely have passion for it, don't be a veterinarian. You will come out of school hundreds of thousands in debt, making ~$40K IF you land a job" It's rough out there and OP should've known the stats if this was, indeed, her passion.

a_nutritionist 10

@98 not true at all, you shouldnt be on MINIMUM WAGE after graduation. nobody said anything about the 'top job' but theres a lot of in betweens that dont fit into the top job or minimum wage category you daft fool.

I kinda say op deserves it. I don't think id spend that much on a job that's not really in demand now and doesn't have much prospect of being in demand later.. but even still it's done so I feel sprry for you.

apegirl907 0

open your own practice!!

September_fox 2

#157, do you know what a vet is? It's a doctor for animals. How is that not in demand? Anyone who has a pet needs to take them to a vet regularly. OP is obviously new to the field and needs to figure out how to get to where she wants to be, that doesn't mean the job is not in demand. OP, you should think about an apprenticeship and after that open your own practice. If you are knowledgeable about them, you should think about accepting small animals and birds as well as the typical dogs and cats. There aren't as many small animal vets around. For example, I have to drive an hour and a half to take my conure to an avian vet because there isn't one in my town.

exactly I have min wage now without a degree. Id expect to earn more with a degree.

ouch? how does that get so many negative votes?

Because it's boring and unimaginative.

VinegarStrokes 0

^ Lol! It wasn't the comment that got thumbed down, it was the fact that you're a child molestor. We go by the same rules as that of a prison around here. Get used to it cuz it's going to happen to all of your comments from here on out pal.

taticalnNinja 5

cause u have a long tounge nasty

VinegarStrokes 0

Btw, do you tell girls you have cancer for sympathy sex? If not then I'd definitely get on that. All you have to do is show them your creepily long tongue after and the deal is sealed. Creep.

VinegarStrokes 0

40- seriously, right?? The alopecia doesn't help at all either. Lol

uk isn't doing too well either :(

comment glitch :( sorry

oh yay ive been mistaken as a child molester. :) Btw I'm a girl. and I dont see why a comment has to be imaginary? I would naturally say "ouch" in rl. of course with a bit of sympathy and a hug. but I'm not gonna be e-hugging btw #43 being a creep is my way of life. I love freaking people out and making them feel uncomfortable. and it's not my fault I have a long tongue, I'm quite happy with it.

Seriously, VinegarStrokes? You must hang around some unusual child molesters (or maybe be one yourself? They do say it takes one to know one) if you honestly think that this 14 year old GIRL even remotely resembles a child molester. I suspect, however, that you are simply trolling and you absolutely suck at it. You'll have to do better next time.

coffeeandcream 8

shame on you. seriously, wtf?

SoccerRebel594 0

WTF is wrong with 43? The commentor is a GIRL and she doesn't have cancer, so she clearly isn't going to use it to pick up girls. She has alopecia, which if I'm not mistaken causes you to lose your hair. I hope you feel like a douche 43, and you're probably going to hell if you keep saying obscene shit like that.

Wow I was going to defend 43 for just joking around but jeez what a ******* douchebag. Also just putting it out there... 40 is hot.

taticalnNinja 5

[insert shitty jokes here]

How am I supposed to insert it in your comment? I guess I have to hack your account and edit your comment for that. :/

swampdog 0

wow that sucks. I am in IT. I never went to college, make better than $56k a year and owe less than that on my home with no other expenses.

DizzyDancer 3

71- congratulations, do you want a cookie? Or maybe a shiny gold star?

zendaddy0 0

how about a shiny sticker shaped like a cookie

That1GuyUNo 0

you're a ******* tool

lol32360 0

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Barbra striesand

a_nutritionist 10

@71 oh yeah? i run the western stock market, i make billions a year and ive never even been to school, i was born with the ability to do anything i want to. beat that.

Blackhandles 0

#71 don't let the haters hate hurt you. I love the fact that you have the ability to take care of yourself. Congratulations Brutha man!

haters gana hate 71

September_fox 2

All the haters are jealous. Congrats, man! I'm glad everything has worked out for you! :)

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He studied for 8 years to get a good veterinary job that's not exactly having it handed to you

You start at the top drilling for oil/natural gas. Just saying.

crowbar_2010 2

getting a degree is supposed to be the way around starting at the bottom dumbass.

welcome to the united states, the land of joblessness, poverty and debt...

Come to Australia, it's soon going to be worse.

No doubt... Canada is not much better.. least its not as bad as Greece yet :/

fthislyfe 22

you guys are being ungrateful! come to the middle east where I live (Iran) and you'll know what unemployment and poverty mean!

come to japan(: there's not much theft, and the nuclear power plant isn't as bad as people say it is(;

oops haha my bad i meant to comment on the previous FML:P

cradle6 13

Part of globalization is an inter-world economy. Nowhere is doing all that great right now.

chaoticnh 0

117 how are you getting Internet in Iran then? did you build a modem out of twigs and poopoo?

a_nutritionist 10

@152 do you think anyone is laughing with you?

Come to the dark side, we have cookies! ;)

fthislyfe 22

#152: you're an ignorant douchebag who doesn't know anything from what's happening in the world. Google "Tehran" and see it looks way better than where you live dumbass.

give it time, you can work your way up

you spent $200,000 to become a vet tech. Congrats!

It shows op has a passion for their desires profession and loves the field. I'm sure if you really wanted to be a vet tech with prestigious merits in college, then you would spend 200K on classes for eight years also.

No vet tech training would take eight years and cost $200,000. OP is probably referring to four years of college + four years of veterinary school to train as an actual veterinarian, not a technician.

A job's a job. Just keep looking or work hard for a promotion. There'll be openings elsewhere I'm sure, you've gotta keep trying.

OhSweetJesus 0

I like the way you think,you're one of many who actually do think outside the box...

ayooBrandon 12

I wouldn't call it thinking outside the box but just thinking

what does a vet get promoted to, super vet?? a job isn't just a job...some are professions.

113- Well they might get promoted within their profession to be doing other things than looking through faeces, like maybe, examining the animals?

Quiet_one 22

I wanna be a super vet when I grow up. :P

nope, not how it works at all.

Cool story, bro. Tell me it again?

gotta work your way up from the shut jobs ;)

you know if iPhones didn't have autocorrect shit would be in place of shut .... grr

Yeah, shut jobs are the worst.