Aug 11, 2008
A day in roaches clinic!!!
Like anyother time i was covering a clinic for a week. The clinic placed in one of the dirtiest places in NewYork...I didnt expect anything better inside as well. To my shock a clinic that treats patients is expected to have the floors cleaned, all i see huge cockroaches dead. Yuck!!! Me in my middle of pregnancy sensitive to everything smell place etc was unable to deal with the sight. The only thing that went into my head was another 12 hours to go ...god save me!!
The chiropracter also the clinic partner shows me my desk . the desk is filled with cockroach eggs..eiyuuuuuuuuuuu....there goes another flash in my head 12 more hours god save me.I start to think ok...if did concentrate on my work i may forget about all the stuff thats arround me. I start to inspect the machines and then look arround to see that the towels that are used on the patients have not been washed for ages....yuck yuck...god save my patients!!!
I go back to my desk and start cleaning the desk with alcohol wipes. I look arround and find a very interesting book on pediatrics and i pick it up and there goes wooooooooooosh a cockroach flying high....i jump and scream...the cockroach probably had the most entertaining time he did bring his whole family ..the next thing i see there are 6 of them on my desk.
The chiropracter who had just explained how clean his practise was just turn arround and said cocroaches were common in that part of the city!! Right...i think that didnt come with the deal.....i call my employer to tell him i cannot work in this clinic and guess what he doesnt pick up the phone ,surprise surprise.
After my long day of work... i call my employer frantically to tell him how impossible it was for me to have my lunch and dinner in that setting ...and food was important as i was in my 2nd trimester and need to eat so very often. The only thing i hear from him is "signal is weak i cant hear you". Damm...i had to go back to that setting the next day too....I know it was horrible. But this time i bring my own alcohol swipes, gel to clean, and guess what...toilet paper yeah there wasnt toilet paper and i had to use the restroom like zillion times thanks to my pregnancy...the previous day i ran to the nearest store to buy ..but now i came equipped. The only thing i culdnt do was to change the towels that was used on the patients. Another 12 hours went by treating patients and attacking roaches.
Thats it I had it. I left a voice message on my employer's cell and slept in the next day:)