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How often do you talk by phone with your significant other? (sm)

Posted By: Pollster on 2005-12-08
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And one who is not living with you?

Is it every day, every other day?

I'm pretty annoyed with mine right now as he was supposed to call me LAST night, someone calls and hangs up and leaves no message.  I only stepped out for a moment, excuse me!  This to me is immature and as much as I hate to ignore people at Christmas time, I think he deserves it.

I have been annoyed with this dope for 2 days now.  Honestly, I think if you care about somebody you should talk every day unless there is some kind of explanation. 

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Only if you have health benefits from your significant other.....
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For those of you who've made the career choice that either IC or SE is a good fit for you and who don't have a spouse or significant other on whom you can 'piggyback' for benefits, what provisions have you made for your medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and retirement funding?  In addition, if you've found a way to provide for this, how and where did you go about finding coverage for yourself as an independent?

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If you use a C-phone for work and have a digital phone

through cable, have you tried to take an incoming call?

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It connects via phone like, just like a C-phone.
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I will talk to you.
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Talk to you.
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You should talk about it with them.
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Need to talk to tax guy to see what U can/cant
you should probably talk to her,
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Seeing I talk back to sm
dictators, I'd probably just scream FU back at the computer screen.
You talk about QA being arrogant, BUT
You post all the time and it is very visible how much you are actually arrogant. You have such a terrible attitude and nasty mouth. Even as the abbreviation you used it is uncalled for. Your opinion is NOT the only one that matters. You are one person i would just LOVE to meet in person. I would be the first to put you in your place right then and there!
Do your docs talk 2U?

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I have a resident who always says "For transcriptionist, would you...." to get my attention - but when he was new I thought he was saying "Poor transcriptionist..." I always nodded my head in sad agreement until I realized what he was actually saying....

And then there's the doc who loves to complain about his job to me, sometimes in great detail - "Here I sit, waiting for some x-rays to come in so I can make a buck" and "I cannot believe this hospital."

They crack me up!

docs talk to me
I always get one who says, "uh, secretary, please correct..." and then I have one who always says "oh, operator, could you kindly...." Does he think that because he dictates into a phone it's a telephone operator on the other end or what?
Where do you usually talk about productivity?

I don't see a board for increasing productivity.  I usually just post questions on the main board but think I will get more information if I post questions on the board specifically for productivity.


Talk to a doctor
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Walk your own talk, then.
Why don't YOU take in all that trash if they're all just innocent victims of "the system". It's always someone else's fault, isn't it? You liberals never hold the parasites responsible for any of their own actions or any of the CHOICES they make. It's always the government's fault, or capitalism's fault, or the fault of people with money (you know, the ones who worked hard and EARNED their lifestyle). We're all supposed to keep paying through the nose so a bunch of parasites can breed generation after generation of parasites and no one is allowed to point out the truth. Fine. YOU let them all live with you.