Ok bare with me this may take a while.... I have been working as a 'receptionist' in a veterinary surgery for the past 2 years now. I have put receptionist in adverted commas as I also help a lot out the back but my job title is receptionist. When I was taken on I said that I didn't just want to be a receptionist my main wish was to work out the back with the animals and that I had volunteered as a vet assistant in the past for 11 months, training under the vet and nurse to do all auxillary nurse jobs and then some! My boss said that as we were a small start up business that was great as we all needed to be able to help out in all areas (to a point) and that I would be able to carry on with my passion. I also during the start of my job got the idea that if they needed another auxillary nurse then there would be a chance for me to train. Now this is where I am becoming really upset. I have both Fibromyalgia and ME both of which I disclosed before I was taken on, which means I can't do full time hours. I work 16hours a week but also do over time so I know I can do more hours. I have repeated asked for my hours to be increased by another 8 hours so that I would still be part time but have that extra little bit of money (much needed at the moment as my mum and I are really struggling!) I got told today that other people are going to be doing more hours, and that she (my boss) won't/hasn't given me extra hours due to me being 'too tired'!! Now I have never turned down extra hours, I have often worked the 8 + extra of a week and yes I am tired but I still go in and do my job to my best of my abilities! I go in if I am ill or not, I have even gone in on crutches when I dislocated my knee and have my knee frequently popping in and out in work! I ALSO took only one day off when my partner passed away last month and that was the fact that the funeral was held on a Monday one of the days I normally work!!! Not only has she had the cheek to say this to me tonight but when I asked if there was ever going to be an opening for me to be an auxillary within the practice I was told NO that she can't afford to train me (the other A.N isn't fully qualified as hasn't passed her exams and it is the sort of job you can learn as you work!!) I am really upset by all of this!! Do you think I am being stupid for being upset or do you agree with me? I also help out the back A LOT doing the job of an AN AND the job of the receptionist one minute I am asked to help out the next I am being told off for being out there too much and not doing my 'job'!!!!!! ARGHHHHHHHH Sorry for the long rant and well done if you have got to the end!!