Thursday, November 13, 2008

BRAIN SPINNING DAY

Why is it that so many times in life, multiple things happen in one day? I can sail along with absolutely nothing for weeks then in a matter of hours have several things change the course of my week, or life. We have been waiting and waiting to get the report on BigD's most recent biopsy and culture. I haven't gone into detail here the moronic staff that populates Dr from another land's office. I think I mentioned the pierced lovely that hovers the front desk and makes a lasting impression. She is only one of 4 lovelies that I have had the misfortune to deal with. Am I wrong that in a professional setting that staff should act, well, professional?? That means no open mouth gum chawing, bubble snapping, bra strap arranging, loud talking bimbos. Part of the problem is that most doctors aren't willing to pay more than minimum wage and as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. So, I called two days ago to get this report. OBVIOUSLY we are worried. This whole mess started 8 weeks ago and we are still twirling in our seats waiting for an answer. Dr from another land does not have a phone option to actually speak to any one of the bimbettes. You can push 1 to get the automated refill line, 2 to leave a message for an appointment and 3 to leave a message for a return call. I chose 3, left a detailed message about who I was, what specific reports I wanted to have, the date of the procedure, the fact that BigD is still coughing like a sick rhino and requested that we get a call back with what the good doc found out along with what the next step should be depending on the results. Today I get a call from the bimbette that thinks she is very very important. She tries so hard to impress me with using her "big girl words" except they are usually out of context and grammatically horrid. I am certainly not the language police but if you really don't know the meaning of the words you are using and when to use them.....don't use them. (Remember I left a DETAILED message regarding the information we were hoping to receive when they called back so she knew the WHOLE story before she called) When I thanked her for finally calling back, she said the following: HER: "Ok, so you want to know about the results?" ME: "Yes, we are obviously concerned" HER: "It was negative" ME: "Which was negative? Both the biopsy and the culture?" HER: "I don't know" ME: "What don't you know?" HER: "I don't know what he did" ME: "Isn't it in the chart?"that you should have right in front of you, you stupid bitch? "I spoke with him when he came out of the OR and he told me he did a biopsy and a scraping for culture" HER: "Oh" ME: "Would it be possible for you to ask him which was negative, or if both were?" HER: "I guess" ME: "And while you are at it, could you ask him what is next since there is still a big mass in my husbands lung?" trying to sound pleasant when I wanted to scream HER: "Ok. But I am leaving soon" ME: "I will be available all day tomorrow" HER: "Whats your number?" ME: "XXX-XXX-XXXX" the same one you just called dingdong HER: "Yah, ok, have a good one" ME: too stunned to even talk at this point so I walked to the kitchen to bang my head against the oven door. THEN ten minutes after that conversation I got a call offering me a job. On a lark yesterday I went on Mo.nster and filled out an application in my field, put together a resume in LITERALLY 10 minutes, uploaded it and today had a 45 minute phone interview/test/ assessment and bam....they offered me the position. I am torn because I really like the office I am working in but the pay is measly and I really miss working from home. This new position is home based and it is also product pay so if I bust my cute little butt, I can make much more (I think) than I am making at Dr. doesn't wash his hands (as mentioned in prior post about his potty habits). Tomorrow I am going to hand in my resignation and hope that I don't regret it. I have already changed my mind 10 times. I know that once I resign, I can't take it back so I am going over and over it in my head. The new job will keep me chained to my desk for a 5 hour shot and I have to work on Saturdays but then again I will be home and I love being home. THEN...I am having an issue with S3, nothing huge, but concerning. Long story short, I think he is being made fun of and used in a capacity at school that is bothering me. I will figure it out and I am too tired to type it all out but it is just one more thing that is making my brain spin today. So, how about a show of hands...thumbs up or down on the job change? I don't do change well and always worry if I am making the right decision. On the outside I look like I have it 'all goin on' but really I am an indecisive blob of jello.

8 comments:

She's A Rebel, She's A Saint said...

I am a lover of change. Change invigorates me. So I always vote for change as long as it's positive. Sounds like this would be positive for you.

I hope all of this stuff with Big D comes to a happy conclusion soon. I feel for you.

Jerry said...

OHN...
The worst possible time to make a big decision, like a job change, is when you are feel stressed and/or angry, as you are with the unprofessional medical office staff. I want to be your voice of reason here. Try to get in a good place emotionally and make sure you are making this big change for the right reasons.

Then, if you decide to make the move, celebrate the change. Don't second-guess yourself. Make the most of the new opportunity.

DD said...

What is it about our boys, whether fully adult or not, that makes US do and think the strangest things??

I'm tearing my hair out in your honor.

Tina said...

I'm honestly with Jerry. He/she summed up exactly what I was thinking.

Topcat said...

TOTAL thumbs up on the job change. Total.


Now, as for the chick who said "Have a good one" to you .... You, the lady who just said your hubby has a mass on his lung.

Yeah.

How is that chick still alive?!?!

Jade said...

I find change to be great, especially when I feel like I need something new in my life. The best leap in job changes I ever made resulted in me loving my current job. I went from being a bartender to graduating college and taking a job working with families and their children who have been diagnosed with Autism. It was scary, I didn't know if I would be good at it, and I knew very little about autism at the time. But it was the best professional decision I've ever made. I hope you have the same experience in your new job!

Sending you lots of prayers for the results of Big D's test and lots of peace when dealing with stupid people! lol

Sitting in Silence said...

That is so not good enough, I would have wanted to drive right on over and choke the living crap outta her....8 week's in hell is long enough....some people just dont get it....grrrrrr

Deathstar said...

Thumbs up - you can still be scared and move forward. Personally, I hate change but it's better than standing still.