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Anyone going out of town tomorrow?

Posted By: RadGuy on 2005-11-23
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I'm going to Cincinnati 2C my sisters! Yikes! Wish me luck...

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Lucky thing for me my MD is in the office tomorrow morning, so I made an appointment for tomorrow.

If it is strep, I'll have her give me a shot of penicillin.  That's what I usually do for strep.  My stomach can't hardly handle taking antibiotics.  I end up with vomiting and diarrhea which makes me feel even worse!

Thing is, I work for a hospital and we already have one girl off indefinitely for medical reasons.  A couple of ladies didn't log on until late today because we had thunderstorms in the area.  And we are way, WAY out of TAT for OPs and Discharges.  So, I feel kind of bad taking a sick day.  My supervisor is so stressed.  She's been begging us to work OT for the last couple of weeks.  How can I call her and tell her I'm sick?

I'm halfway through my shift anyway.  I'll be all right.  The Motrin is really helping and then I can take it easy all weekend.

Thanks for listening.

Maybe in their town.
I can' t say but I can tell you with line rates and incentive pay, I make over 65K at the medical center where I transcribe, located in Nebraska.
Not in my town.
The patient sitters at the local hospital here are not licensed personnel, not even CNAs.  Generally, a high school diploma and short orientation with CPR is all that is required as far as training or credentials.  Also, the usual pre-employment stuff is required--drug testing, preemployment physical, etc.  It also pays less than $10 per hour.
We have those names in our town too.
We have a place like that in town. sm

It's a teeny little grocery store and their prices used to be off the wall because they were owned by a big grocer (IGA). I never shopped there for anything but meat as it is cut right at the store while you wait or it's fresh in the cooler.

When big Wally World decided to build the Superstore the teeny grocery store decided to buy out from IGA and named it their own market. The prices there now are even cheaper than Wally World and I no longer shop anywhere else. What used to cost $75.00 at the local market costs about $30 because they got rid of the "middle man."

They had to save themselves and they did. I can actually walk there if need be and sometimes I should as the teeny parking lot is usually packed full. The checkout girl (or girls if it's busy) don't wear name tags because we know them. They go to school with our kids. It's like, "Hi Megan, still playing soccer?"

Good for them.

mt seminar in my town
There is a seminar about MT in my town tonight and I wanted to go to see what lies they probably are telling. My son's first ball practice is at the same time. I would love to hear what they are saying up there tonight. Most embelish our wages and it is a shame.
Hospitals in town
I hear sometimes that there are still hospitals doing their dictations with their own transcriptionists, and I'm lucky that I found one through their website... but wondering, just how do you find out who does the hospitals in your city? No one ever advertises in the newspapers anymore and most hospital websites have nothing about transcription. I live in a pretty big city with lots of hospitals and clinics and outpatient surgeries. Surely they're not all outsourced to the Big Greedies.
Having one put on tomorrow...
after many years of thinking about it and finally finding the right picture.  I know it's going to be uncomfortable, but I'm ready to get it done. 
Looks like tomorrow is going to be
a good one too!
And tomorrow is 6/7/6, so what. nm
We can also die tomorrow...
I buy what I want when I want.  Credit card bills can't take your house.   Your credit score goes down and they hound you to death, but that's nothing.  I say live it up!  No, we didn't purchase the larger home because I didn't want to have to clean it!  We do have 2 brand new vehicles though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Lovin' it!!!!!!!!!!!!  This is what I work for everyday, not so I have to do without.  I do "with!!!!!"  I live and love and spend every day doing what I want to do and when I want to do it.....  Well, I guess I gave away the fact that I'm an IC with no restrictions or limitations. Hubs works and makes decent money, but even if I didn't have his income, we'd be just fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
We have a huge 4 day celebration in our little town

There is something going on from tonight right through until the fireworks on the 4th.  There is a street dance, a bean hole bean supper, a lobster bake and just tons of stuff going on.

Our town is only population 7500, but the celebration has grown to over 30,000 attendees for the 2 hour parade, followed by fun, games, entertainment and music in the park and then fireworks that start at 9:00 and last for hours. It's great fun!

I'm lucky too.  I live just a mile from the festivities, so I'm home for a long time while people are still waiting in traffic. The traffic goes smoothly though.  The events have always been very well organized with our school bus drivers giving free shuttle bus rides.

Happy 4th everyone!

Denver beautiful town
Granola tree huggers??  Sounds good to me..better than cholesterol artery clogged tree destroyers.  My cousin lives in Westminster, another in Estes Park. 
What does a gallon of gas cost in YOUR town?
$2.39 here. Northwestern Wisconsin. It is pathetic.
dead town-ban WM stores
A little over 20  years ago WM opened in our town even though they had a Howard's at that time and put them out of business.  Our nice town also had a sporting goods store, fabric store, several pharmacies, several local clothing stores and pool supply place.  The only one that survived were the pharmacies.  WM moved out a little over a year ago.  Now we have to go 30 miles to find anything that we can't find in a dollar store.  Not only do we have a big empty building that they left, now we will have another empty building that a chain grocery store is leaving because WM built super stores in the surrounding towns that use to shop in our nice little town.  I suspect it will take years, if ever, to recover.  Our only hope is that we have good leadership in our community.
Have you taken a course? Do you live in a town/city that - sm
maybe you could get some PRN work or part time work to get your resume started?
Try Googling him with his old address or name in the town he was from - also
I think there is an on-line site called privateeye.com, or something like that you pay a one time fee that could probably dig up all you want to know and more. If you have kids, kick him out (change locks), stay in the house if you have one, document any bruises, cuts, etc, with pictures, tell people, mom, dad, friends about it. My husband ask me before we married if I would ever leave/divorce him and I told my husband only if he hit me (1 x would be all it would take) or cheated on me that I was gone (he cheated on his ex-wife-- not with me, did not know him then and he'd be out on the street, and about $100K poorer at this point)--Good luck and I hope you land on your feet (running).
Yep, very very quiet town. Not much happening there
LOL ... 8 pm central, NBC ... but not in Little Rock or some town nm
in Indiana ... they are not showing it. 
get outta town! congrats!

Well I'll probably be stoned and run out of town, but SM

it is the craziest thing I've ever heard in my life, and then asking you to PAY to sit the beta is beyond ridiculous.

For me, the CMT is unnecessary. I have never been without work a day in 25 years. I can work tomorrow if I lose my job today.

I've always said I may not be able to pass it for all I know - it may be over my head. But for me in my life, it is not a thing I've given a moment's thought to in 15 years. Yes, when I was supervisor of transcription at a big hospital, I thought about taking it and was encouraged to do so, but I just never did it.

I don't hold anything against somebody who does take those tests but for me they mean nothing.

Las Vegas - a whole town dedicated to having fun! nm
born big town Sacramento, CA
Used to use Hand-Eze but can't find in my little town sm
any more. Found "Thergonomic Hand-Aids"
in my local Hobby-Lobby (an arts and crafts store), which is a similar item. I wear them inside out because the seams rub too much on my skin, so inside out is more comfortable.
$2.09 in small-town NE. Seems to have hit a standstill :(
I live in a very small town...
and it is so scary to think about all of this, even here. Just 30 minutes away from us this week they put several schools on lock down because there was a "fugitive" on the run. As the other poster said, it is such a scary time when we cannot even feel safe sending our kids to school. I thought living in a small town would be better, but the Amish community issue has quickly changed my mind of that.
Is there a way to find out if new doctors are in town?

It seems I've heard of a website like this before, but just can't remember. Thanks!

Are they in a really small town in Georgia?
Sounds like my small town!
Except we actually have 2 choices, cable internet and then Embarq. Embarq is the only choice we have for phone service.

I got fed up with the cable service and switched a few months ago to Embarq, it has not gone out one single time. I am extremely pleased I switched.
Asheville is pretty town from what I saw
a few years ago, visited the Biltmore. That place is really old inside. When you retire, you can always come to my little piece of heaven. Only draw back I have to here is too many tornado warnings, watches and threatening of tornados. Just don't care for those!
Tomorrow is registration. First day Aug. 5 E.TN
I'm ready
Tomorrow will be brighter! nm
job interview tomorrow ... what do you think?

Hi all ... I'm going to a local hospital tomorrow for an interview.  The job is in the laboratory.  It's a f/t position where half the day you do pathology transcription and the other half secretarial work.  It's mon-fri, 9-5. 

This is in New York (the suburbs) actually, about 1/2 hour north of NYC.  I have 13  years of medical records transcription experience, and prior to that for 5+ years worked as a secretary to a medical director.

How much of a salary should I expect ?   Thanks! 


Tomorrow is NEW YEAR'S EVE!
RU going 2 party like its 1999? Get totally plastered, watch balls drop, etc?
Thanks for your replies. I go to the doc tomorrow.

Find out more tomorrow.
I was told "full benefits" except dental (which my husband has), but I will get full details tomorrow during my interview. I haven't worked outside the home in so long; I think I am afraid to go back out there. Seems like a good offer from a large cardiology practice. I was told "starting at $15.00" so may have opportunity for increase there which I have never had at home.

How about tomorrow night???
e-mail me or post and let me know what time is good for everyone! I am in.
sorry, that is call out of town family and friends, nm
I'm not in CR, I'm in a small south central town. nm
Our small town Wal-Mart doesn't do that.
There is a person at the door in case the buzzer is activated but I have never been asked to show a receipt unless the buzzer has gone off.
Mine doesn't either, and they are not small town, any of them. nm
county vet versus in-town vet. . . I have noticed(sm)
the change over the years since our vet's practice has grown tremendously.  About 20 years ago when they first opened up they had one small converted farmhouse and three doctors.  We live on the suburbs of a small city.  When this vet came into practice there were a bunch of vets in town but everyone seemed to flock to my vets because they were good, inexpensive, really cared, and not pushy about extra services.  HOWEVER, in the last year or two they've built a HUGE new building (basically a small surgicenter), added tons of support staff (at least four gals behind the counter checking people in and out versus one), each doctor has his own "assistant" that comes into the room with him now, there are computers in every exam room, the waiting room is the size of a small hospital lobby, etc., etc.  The minute the building was finished I noticed that prices on basic services (shots, special food, exams) went up.  Then came the push for the "extra" services (blood work, teeth cleaning, etc.)  I only call these services "extra" because before the new building and huge practice the only time anything extra was mentioned was when I had to take in a sick animal and then it wasn't "extra" it was necessary.  Now it seems they're pushing a lot of baseline things that they want us to "think about having done" even though the animals aren't sick. 
I don't watch AI, but Bucky is from a nearby town. They
interview Rocky (his twin) on our local Fox channel frequently.  He always has his hair back in a ponytail and it looks much better than what I've seen with Bucky and that hair all loose - and what is it with that wide stance I've seen on the previews.  If it is supposed to be sexy it isn't.  Anyway his brother doesn't seem to be a genius either, but he doesn't come across as a dummy either.   Evidently he sings too and he said that both of them would probably move to Nashville and try to get something going. 
Teeny town in Maine. I never even thought . . .sm

That this may not be the best thing to do if you live in a city or something.

We have virtually no crime rate unless the juveniles are bored and smash a pumpkin or something. We don't lock our doors and leave the keys in the car.  It's a little tiny neighborhood with the 100 x 100 lots and everyone knows everyone by name.

Some customers leave paper money in envelopes clipped to their mailboxes right out in plain view and nobody has ever taken any.

There are neighborhoods in our nearest city that I wouldn't dream of doing this in.

So it's probably not for everyone.

I have scheduled surgery/chemo/RT out of town.
I do not want the word spread too soon as to how I am doing if it is not good as I need to work. It is funny how vultures begin circling when this occurs. I did let my supervisor know as there may be times when I will need to lie down. She is understanding but I realize the bottom line is TAT and if necessary, she will need to bring in another MT to replace me. Though, I have been told it is against the law to fire anyone with a diagnosis of cancer.
I could give up cable tomorrow sm
I seriously only keep it for DH. The kids are fine without much TV and so am I. The only time I watch anything is when I ride my bike on the trainer or walk on the treadmill.

My favorite show of all time was Emergency! but I have most episodes on tape to watch that.
No biggy, will come up with a good one for tomorrow!!!
Thanks for having a sense of humor.  Have a good night!!
Short note..more tomorrow
Hi, I am just wondering if the psychologist had any clue as to whether or not the child is ADHD, but I would bet this child has MULTIPLE diagnoses. My daughter, now 17 years, is ADHD, and I feel your pain. My daughter is a "poster girl for ADHD" according to the school counselor, and I must agree!! Even at that, she does not have as many problems as this little girl you describe. I am so sorry I don't have more time ... I HAVE TO GET MORE LINES IN ...AUGGGGGG!!!! I will try to post tomorrow. Anyway, there are some that will try to tell you no little girl could cause that much trouble. Not true!! Been there. Hang in there.
Stamps go up tomorrow to 39cents. nm
Hey, MQA! Can't talk until tomorrow...under the whip...
of *you know who* right now. (Working on time clock.) But tomorrow will post up at top of this forum. Yes, that PT office I mentioned DOES use paper and sticky notes! More tomorrow....hi ho, hi ho, its back to work I go !
I'm calling Terminix tomorrow....
I found another one last night, making that 4 in less than a week. Yuck! Funny thing is, the one I found last night was really slow and sickly. My BF thinks it's because the bathroom was cool because the air was on, so I told him let's freeze them out! lol Anyway, I'm calling for pest control. I can't take em.