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New position

Posted in family, random, weight loss, Work on November 21, 2016 by jefferyrn

It is the Monday before Thanksgiving, and I am sitting at my new desk.  It feels different.  I have a new role.  I am the EMR administrator for the Cancer Center.   It was a promotion of sorts.  I was already support the system but I asked for a raise to become the full time administrator and they gave it to me.   This is the first time I every pushed for something and got it.  Of course, the director wanted me in this position so I didn’t have to push too hard.

I am thankful for my new position.  It comes with a lot of responsibilities and new things to learn.  I have training December.   Three days in Las Vegas.  Rick is going with me but I will be in class while he is out and about.

The Vice President just walked by and welcomed me to the family!  She is nice on the surface but I know I need to watch my back.  Look at me already thinking negative thoughts.

At least for the next 3 days I can get my feet wet while most people are dreaming of turkey and pumpkin pie.

I have an appointment tomorrow to meet the surgeon about my hernia.  I will probably post pone the operation until after the first of the year. I am not looking forward to it.  I am supposed to lose some weight before the operation.  I have already lost 10 lbs. unfortunately it is the same 10 lbs. that I lose and gain over and over and over again.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Watch me

Posted in random, Work on June 15, 2015 by jefferyrn

Big Brother is here. It maybe 31 years late, but they are watching  me. A new Web filter has been installed,  sort of a net nanny  for the office.

I can’t  blog anymore  or check emails from home. Thank goodness  I have a smart phone. It’s all business  now. There is a loop hole of sorts. You can choose  to go ahead to the site for 10 minutes provided you have not used up your one hour quota. Like I am going to voluntarily say “Hey look at me. I’m not busy so I am surfing the web.” It doesn’t  sound like the path for career advancement to me.

So  as I am seeing less and less of me, you will see less and less of me blogging.

I did take that before picture. When I have a few progress reports I may do a comparison. I probably will make you click to see it (for those with weak stomachs).

SAH

Posted in random, Work on April 24, 2012 by jefferyrn

I have been so busy this week!  It feels like this should be Friday.  They guy I was shadowing came in with his baby and I got to ask him for help on a few problems I was having.  We’ll just call him SAH for short.  He made it all look so obvious.  I should have been able to figure it out myself.  His condescending tone,  “remember I showed you ….”.    Yes I remember but associating what someone shows you with a question you are getting from a user is not always that easy.  I don’t have SAH’s vernacular down yet. But I am learning and I only took up 5 minutes of his precious time.

Okay, I am over it (getting over it).  SAH is really not that bad. But some people just have an air about them that makes it hard to breathe.  In fact,  it makes me feel like doing something mean, like slapping him or something.  I kept my hands to myself and I got my questions answered.  SAH made some lame excuse for ignoring my earlier cry for help.  I had texted him.  I got the boss to text him today, hence his arrival on site to “save the day”.  I will let him have that for now.  I am not fond of being his shadow, but I have learned why the others in my group have refused to work on his stuff unless they are forced to do so.  They havea cute nickname for him that I can’t share here.  It is a play on his name, one of the lowest forms of humor, but I love it.   I have to be careful not to call him that to his face when he returns next month.  Humor helps me relief the stress SAH has caused me.

The boss told me this morning not to get too stress out over all of this, so if he is not overly concerned I guess I can relax a little too.  I will just keep doing what I can and that’s all anyone can ask.  It is not worth having a stroke.