Saturday he phoned to see if I was maybe still interested. The Fall hire had known her stuff wrt being a veterinarian's assistant, but could not (despite months of trying) come up to speed on running the software needed to log appointments and treatment costs.
Yesterday was my first day there, and I think this will work out fairly well. Like many receptionist jobs, there's a lot of dead time, but I hope to fill that in as I learn more about the business. And like most new things one tries, there are a lot of new words to learn, new procedures to memorize, and a certain level of comfort with biological issues that I haven't exercised recently.
But hey, new job! That will (with agile scheduling) allow me to keep doing my other two part-time jobs! Now we only need to get the spouse and the kid employed, and we'll be golden!