Cat, I've always wanted to ask, is that your own cat that you aded animation to?
Anyway, my struggle is that, yes, there is everyday, a new process or procedure we are to learn, that is added to the work load we already have.
Since I've dropped my hours down to 20/week (the least I can work and still buy in to insurance) I may be gone as long as 4 days in a row, and come in to totally different set of expectations.
Training is non-existent, so, my nasty a** of a boss, just looks at me like MS has eaten my brain. Unfortunately, I trusted her with the knowledge that I have it...but I kinda had to so that the expectation that I woud jump in and work everytime someone else can't ( I work in a hospital, and they will chew you up and spit you out after an 80 hour week)
I don't know if the rest of the folks out there have trouble changing things that have steps that you've learned. For instance, I have started to 'load' the coffee maker before I go to bed...many times I will pour the water in and press the brew button at night, because that's the step I learned before.
healthcare systems are on constant step changing mode, to see which one is most cost effective. And since I am a fairly low paid employee as far as the big picture, what falls out lands on me.
I know the fact that I have a nasty a** of a boss has alot to do with my feelings about this...she is SSSOOOOBBAAADD at her job that I don't have the spirit to contribute to her success. BTW her bosses, all 3 levels up, think I'm a genius of an employee and a value to the operation. I won what is the Congressional Medal of Honor in the system, and have been nominated for one 2 other times.
I just don't know how to make it work for the 24 month gap between getting accepted into SSDI and getting medicare. And do you just hope that your docs will continue to have you have a patient when they barely get paid by Medicare? And I'm supposedly overqualified for SSDI, but what if I quit, and it takes not just 5 months but a year or more to get accepted. I'm already on the verge of being unable to pay rent, I've cut back on the quality of food I eat, I have no fat in the system here that I can cut out. I sqeaked when I had to come up with 15 dollars to take the train into the city to see my daughter give a speech. I don't have a winter coat, I sit on a salvation army couch.
I need to know HOW to do it.
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle..