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Just very upset right now and discouraged
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For the past year and 1/2 I have been dilligently pursuing a career in cosmetology. I have been making a 4.0 grade point average and made the dean's list and presidence list and graduated with honors. But through the whole ordeal my clinical sheets where I documented my work have come up missing in my file. I asked the instructor about it but she has refused to look into it for me. I graduated in May and fineshed up my hours this month, but then I get a call from the instructor telling me I have not been keeping up with my documentation and I needed to come to the school and streighten out my record. I get there and she refuses to let me investigate my record but opened it infron of me accusing me of taking the record home and loosing my asignment sheets. When she has allowed me I have tediously counted how many clinicles I've acculated and totled them up, but it didn't even appear like anything was done. AND ALL of my assignment sheet had been taken out, misplaced, or maybe even thrown away.
I think there is some discrimination going on here but I have no way of prooving it. And the intructor was very rude to me and yelled at me when I came to the school to check things out. I am just SO discouraged because of all this, I mean, I have worked so hard at this and being disabled and everything and to find that people are so negligent and careless and get angry when you suspect them. I also have worked jobs like Goodwill who was going to fire me for being "slow" when I get in there and work as fast as I can. I just don't fit in...anywhere it seems and all my hard work this time has just been flushed down the toilet or ended up in the trash and the instructor just gets angry and says, "Your not going to blame this on me!"
I am just scared of trying anymore. I have worked in many places where I just get discriminated against or just plain fired the first day. I wonder if I try it here on Etsy if it will be the same story.
Posted at 7:02 pm Jun 28, 2012 EDT
I'm so glad they were found for you. At the end of high school my art teacher had all of my final work (including back folio of everything I'd done that year) sent to be incinerated cause she was to lazy to fill out a single sheet of A4 saying it should be returned to the school. I lost a LOT of work, my whole interview portfolio of for uni was in with the stuff that got burned. When my dad took over dealing with the situation (as an emotional 17 year old can't handle these things well) she shrugged at him and went "she wouldnt have got in anyway". Five years on and I have a BA in Art, and got in using the slapdash folio I made over six or seven evenings. Still wish I had my final painting though.
Posted at 5:16 am Jul 3, 2012 EDT
Hi everyone. I'm almost positive that the instructor wouldn't have found my papers had I not talked to her supervisor. I did not accuse her of anything, just said most of my stuff came up missing. The instructor had a habbit of misplacing/loosing things and then blaming it on the students. Still, not ALL my work was found. Very little from my first semester which could have made a world of difference.
I am so glad it's over. I currently reading "what color is your parachute" and I have determined through the excercises in the book and workbook that my expertise/interests does not fall on cosmetology, but I'm an artist. My favorite medium is fleece with which I handspin into beautiful yarn. I know I enjoy creating things with my hands ever since I was in gradeschool. Cosmetology is attractive but I was only in it for the moola-no other interest there. But when I am an aritist, creating beautiful yarn and crocheting and knitting-it isn't the same because I like it so much.
My sister is a beautician and very good at it. She charges $60. for a haircut. I feel guilty for charging people more than $10. for a haircut. Well, lets just say I like it but it's NOT my passion.
Now that school is behind me and I only need to take state board exams, I can only see myself *maybe* doing this someday. But my heart is not there, it is with learning how to create my own beads, yarn, crochet and knit sweaters-all the stuff I've been putting off so I can get through this school. I think I just wanted to make something of myself. But it was a very disappointing, time consuming experience that I wish I had not put myself through. Now I can take the athor's of "what color is your parachute" -his adivice and just find what I was REALLY meant to do with this life the Lord has given me....and start making my ART! I just love the advice of the recent featured shop owner's : " just take a chance on yourself" (not exact word for word but you get the idea).
Posted at 8:56 pm Jul 8, 2012 EDT
I would also like to reccamend the book "What color is your parachute" and the workbook too. I found both on Amazon.
Don't let people discourage you and tell you Art is not a worth while venture. There are artists everywhere! Every time you look at fabric you are seeing someone's talent. Those roses on fabric did not just evolve-someone designed them! All my life people have pointed me to the more higher paying professions but when I mentioned Art or midwifery they say, "Oh, you can't do that-you'll never make any money or come up with the "Well, you can do that on the side. You need a real job." And they pointed me to the direction of the nursing dept. at school, or the secretarial courses which I detested. You know, I wish I could relive those early college days and just did what I really enjoyed! Fine Arts!
Posted at 9:25 pm Jul 8, 2012 EDT
Rhonda hon, Ya Live, Ya Learn! (Heaven knows I have) How about Celtic Pride Crochet and Crafts as a name for your shop. You will have a name to live up to and be proud of. Good Luck My Dear and CRAFT ON! BTW.....check in to my crafting shop at www.hoosiermamma1.etsy.com
Posted at 11:58 am Jul 9, 2012 EDT
Hi ya'll. Well, I got my certificate in the mail today! Studying for my state board exams. Just going to study like there was no tomorrow and just Ace these things. Never know when your going to need your education.
But I'm through trying to do something just for the money unless I have no other choice. It was like I was going up hill the whole time and just pushing, pushing, pushing. I had two partners quit on me before I finaly found one who was going to finesh the school. But she joined in with the others and just laughed at me when I did my first sculptured nail and held the thing up and said, "Look what Rhonda did!!!" I just said, "Well Rhonda is going to get alot better." People thought it was just so hilarious that I wanted to even try to do this kind of work.
Well, I was making a pair of seed bead earrings. Got the first one made now I need to get motivated and make the other one. Man, this crafting is work, but I enjoy it and love it.
Posted at 3:38 pm Jul 17, 2012 EDT