Thursday, May 08, 2008

Opinions welcome

Hi gang! Long time no type to. My life has been taken over by the rigors of trying to make enough money to fill up my friggin SUV with gasoline. What the hell is up with the price going up 50 cents OVER NIGHT! I would like to have a nice little chat (in a room with no witnesses) with a few oil execs and let them know what I am really feeling. I may be old but I bet I could still kick some ass. Speaking of work, I have a question to throw out there for you. What is proper poop etiquette in the workplace? Being self employed all these years I could walk 20 feet to the bathroom whenever I wanted to without offending anyone but the dogs. The other day I found that my morning cereal was also a laxative. There is one bathroom in the office and it is right next to the front desk area. Are you sensing where this is going? Help people! I have worked by myself for so many years that I can let pretty much everything fly, now I am entering an entirely new arena. This is a short post to just say hi and let you know that I am still alive. I have been reading your blogs and even commenting now and then but seriously work is kicking my butt around the block. It is not hard, and I even enjoy it, it just takes up a lot of my time when I really should be blogging. OHHH..and for those of you that have been reading for awhile, remember back in Jan/Feb I told you about ‘big medical office’ changing to the damn EMR……they still have NOT told me about it. I finally sent an e-mail to the office manager and asked her and being the complete flake that she is, she gave me a very vague answer, really not telling me anything. So, I am still in limbo and have no idea if they are switching in a week or a year. (It is definite they are switching and most likely it will be sooner rather than later, but hell, I can't get anyone to tell me—you would think I was asking for the ingredients for a nuclear missile). My mole inside the practice has told me she has been told that it will be in place by summer-uh…that’s only a few weeks away manager, wanna let me in on the secret?? I can't imagine not letting any of my employees know that they need to find an alternate source of income. I made it clear to the flaky manager that they accounted for my income, my JOB and that I would like to know some details. I even offered to help them make a smooth transition, offering to supply them with old archives etc that I have amassed over the years and made it clear that they would receive excellent service for as long as they need it (I was thinking maybe she didn't want to tell me thinking I would slack off or something-who knows!). So much for my short post....all I really needed to know is if it is ok to poop at work.

14 comments:

Sitting in Silence said...

I always run down stairs and use the other staff toilet...sneaky I know.....

Oh and if you take your bag in...body spray is great as air freshner....lol..

Brandy said...

Not really "knowing" would drive me insane! That's the way the practice that I worked for tried to do us though. They were actually outsourcing the transcription to India but didn't want to tell any of the transcriptionists for fear they would find other jobs and quit before they could implement the new system completely. Nice huh?

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

A well concealed bottle of Febreze is a girl's best friend. Just remember to cough when you spray it so people don't hear the bottle! I have always tried to avoid pooping in public, but sometimes you just gotta. :)

Steph said...

I believe when you gotta go, you gotta go. It's either your discomfort or theirs, so I say screw em'??
hee hee

If there's no other place to go other then the one bathroom, I'd go with Febreze. Nothing is worse then going into a bathroom that smells like someone crapped in a flower garden.

Stephanie said...

oh, you are so funny. I have no idea the best plan of attack. I say the febreeze sounds good.

beagle said...

I'll throw my vote in with "when you gotta go, you gotta go."

Grimacing all day would be worse.

Deb said...

I have a JEEP and it took a new high to fill it up. 67 $.

I nearly fainted.

Colette said...

Happy mother's day!! Thanks for the post! I am in Buffalo NY...I think it might say...san fran CA...if not let me know Hugs

DD said...

It's almost a sure bet that the office will switch to EMR, thanks to HIPAA. It's just a matter of budgeting.

And I would say it's better to poop at work than to NOT poop (when you need to).

Deathstar said...

Never poo at work. Never. But if you do, put toilet paper in first to silence the splash.

tz said...

wow, lots of sound advice! Personally I dig SIS going on another floor....

and I actually think getting info about a nuc sub would be easier, it's amazing what you can find on the net...

sorry about that, it's so frustrating...but then, this is how my actual family works so I think it's the norm...hahaha

hope548 said...

You have to poop at work. Where else are you going to poop if you've gotta go? I always make sure to keep stocked up with air freshener, so we can all do our business and nobody has to be offended because it smells like Hawaii crapped in there after someone finishes.

Linlee said...

I was going to comment but now I'm too busy laughing at what Hope548 said...lol

chris said...

Only if you can reach your personal zen state. For me, Ihave to be at home. Or at Nordstroms.

I'm so embarrassed.