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it seems like most doctors have no clue what they're doing!!!i've been an xray tech for 17 years now. i blame and resent my mother every single day for talking me into going into this field to begin with. i was 19, wanted to do something with computers, she's a control freak and since she knew nothing about computers, it wasn't a good idea to her. she was only thinking about one thing.....money. yeah, my pay is decent compared to other careers, but my personal pay, compared to other techs in my field at my same skill level is well below what it should be.
anyway, i'm so sick of these dumbass doctors who have no clue what's wrong with a patient and just start ordering all kinds of shit hoping another doctor can diagnose the patient for them! and they order duplicate studies like it's nothing! this patient just had an echo done last week!!! why are you ordering another one??? i just did an xray on this patient 9 hours ago. what the **** kind of miracle medicine are you performing that would make any kind of a difference in 9 hours???!!! its called copd!!! it ain't going anywhere!!!
and while i'm at it, to the people who are reading this, if you're in the hospital because of something you did to YOURSELF, then how do you expect optimal patient care and sympathy. if you're 350 lbs and still hoovering mcdonald's and diet cokes, it's YOUR fault. if you smoke 2 packs a day and need an oxygen tank to breathe, it's YOUR fault. if you drink daily and/or shoot up heroine, IT'S YOUR FAULT!!! try taking care of yourself so you won't get put in the hospital in the first place!
and even though the hospital always seems to be in chaos, the nurses will ALWAYS find time to write someone up for some stupid shit that affects NOBODY. there are more tattletales in the medical field than in kindergarten!!! if it has nothing to do with you and it's not compromising the patient in any way, mind your own business! who gives a **** that i wore pink scrub bottoms when the uniform is blue??? who gives a flying ****??? i'm way better at my job and patient care than you are. you're just pissed that you gotta wipe asses and i don't.
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Posted by lulu on 10/18/2013:
Gas Station TVDid anyone out there ever work for Gas Station TV? I was hired by Gene Sanderfield as a Regional Sales Director. Went to Michigan for training with a class of five. After day one, we were a class of four, as someone got gassed right off of the bat.
Long story short, GSTV is too hard a product to sell, and everyone I started with is gone, the HR people are now all gone, and Gene left recently as well. He was a terrific sales manager and I enjoyed my time there, although it was less than a year, and I saw many people come and go in that time.Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by A cup of coffee on 06/02/2013:
Help! Advice Needed!!!!So I need advice. Do I stay or do I go?
I have a great job. I love the company, I love the people, and I love what I do. However... layoffs are pending and I'm in no position to be without a job, not even for a few weeks.
With the fear of layoffs over my head I did what any of us would do...I polished up my resume and posted it, just to see what was out there.
Well.... I got a job offer. Now what? Do I stay in a ship that is possibly sinking, or do I jump ship to a company who was 300% over the mark last year and growing...
Benefits, commute...all that jazz is comparable between the two.
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Posted by econobiker on 04/30/2013:
Whats up with this!I have worked for the same family in a professional job for 20 years. I get medical,week paid vacation and 3 paid holidays. I am currently making 1.75 more than the person who has worked for them for 4 years, who also geTs week paid vacation,and more OT. I have to wonder if I have out lived My usefulness at work or if they would prefer it if I just quit? They call me on the carpet for everything at the sAme time give the other person what ever it wants. I am not listened to the other one is. So what does It mean to loose the enjoyment of work over being unemployed???Read 3 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Work sucks on 03/25/2013:
JoblessA vent perhaps, but something that needs to be said, what does it take to get a decent job? Within the last year and a half I’ve applied to more jobs than God knows and I just don’t get it, some have had the courtesy of replying back and others, who knows. Of the one’s that do I either get your “over qualified” or “under qualified” (for the same job description) or a computer generated “dear John” message “we’ve decided to go another route”. I know that I’m qualified for over 90% of them and yet I’m still looking for that career, not just a job. A 10 percent unemployment rate for Hispanics/Latinos those numbers don't really seem to mean as much or translate into much that is tangible for those communities. I know because I am one of those Hispanic Americans who are unemployed. Every time I hear the words "are things better for you now than they were 4 years ago" I cringe. While I never have stopped looking the grind of constantly applying and not finding anything has taken its toll. I live in stark contrast to the mantra being freely passed about that espouses the idea that a certain demographic in this country is lazy, don't want to work, and want government handouts. While my situation could be improved slightly by seeking assistance, I choose not to. I want a job because working for what you want is the ethic that I was raised on. I don't want a check handed to me and I don't want to take away from someone else. While freelancing has kept some kind of income flowing, having a job right now would not only offer me the ability to be more independent, but would also allow me to pay down debts that I have incurred.
Most HR departments have no methodology to determine what is going on in a prospective job applicant's life. They scan the resume and does a background check and if anything doesn't fit into their "template" of an ideal candidate - they go on to the next person.
There are too many people like me who send out resumes daily, faithfully, spending hours searching for jobs but never quite finding one. Not qualified for one, but overqualified for the other. It's hard to be entrepreneurial with very limited funds and no steady source of income. While minorities are disproportionately affected, the bottom line is we are all Americans.
We want to work, I want to work, and we need there to be jobs, not only for our own good, but ultimately for the good all of us.
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Posted by wage slave on 02/12/2013:
machinist Anyone out there please u comment on what i have to say...Is this true or not? but do machine shops in general have a culture of stupidity or harness the weirdness that is unlike any normal job where you just damm do your job and go home or are machine shops a haven for something that most people would want to stay away from this occupation..its unappreciated under paid compared to other nicer occupations...i am sure there are machinist out there that can comment on this...i been in this occupation for over 20 years and it seems to be getting worse..the stupidity of it all maybe the drama maybe the unrealistic expectations on a daily work day..maybe the greedy company owner and his partner..maybe the crazy shop manager..
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How to be a good customer on the phoneAfter a great many of years as a CSR I am confident that I am qualified to write this.
There is usually a recording after the phone is answered. It would behoove you (and us) to listen to the recording. If you have reached the wrong number, don't argue with us and expect us to know who you are trying to call, what number you SHOULD call or to transfer to something that has nothing to do with the company you have called. Think of it this way, don't call Pizza Hut and expect them to deliver a Big Mac to your house. That's NOT what Pizza Hut does.
1. PLEASE LISTEN TO THE WORDS SPEWING FROM OUR PIEHOLES! There is a reason we ask the questions we ask and I PROMISE we will get ALL of the info we need before we hang up the phone. This may be your first time calling, but we do this alllllll day everyday and really, we know what we are doing.
2. Don't 'yes or 'ok' us to death. Really, we can tell when you aren't listening.
3. When we ask "How can I help you?" Please briefly describe your issue. No need for your life story when I ask this question. Even if you know we are going to ask for something, Please say hello. There are times when you spew something like "555-555-1212" when we say "how can I help you"; That doesn't tell us how we can help you. It tells us you know what your phone number is. Way to go! When you tell us what you need, we can tell you what WE need. It's called a conversation. If you just give us numbers and we enter them, we discover we don't need the number you have just given and we have spent 10 minutes getting the same info from you that is contained within a reference number (weird that it is called a REFERENCE number) you got the first time you called, that you could have given when we asked "How can I help you" If you work with us we can get through this with minimal brain damage and aggravation.
3. If we ask for your name, PLEASE give us YOUR first AND last name. Not under whom the account is listed. We have a standard form that we have to fill out. I PROMISE we know how to do our jobs if you will just listen at what you perceive as dribble that comes out of our pie holes, we will get everything I need from you before the call is disconnected.
4. Don't start babbling your name and address after the phone is answered, we have to type in the information and you will have to repeat it again.
5. Please don't ask if we HAVE to repeat certain things. The answer is ALWAYS yes. We are REQUIRED to be repeat info back to you; most companies are. Do you really think if we didn't HAVE to repeat ourselves that we would? NO we want to get you off of our lines as soon as possible and answer the next 50 calls waiting.
6. If we ask a Yes or No question, a 15 second diatribe by you is not necessary. I don't need to know WHY the answer is yes or no, so if by chance you have sufficiently answered yes or no, I will continue with my questioning talking over you not listening to everything else as you are babbling. Same for a direct question. If we ask "What is your address?" your reply should not be "Well, I was born in Germany in 1956, then moved to Ohio and got married." It should be "123 Main St"
7. Do NOT talk over us. You will miss some "interesting" stuff that we are required to give to you.
8. PAY ATTENTION! It is really annoying when we are repeating info that you just gave us back to you and ask you if that is correct, you reply with "Huh? Oh yeah that's correct." We want to say "How do you know if what I just said is correct, you weren't listening" Instead, we continue, because on the recorded line, you said it was correct.. it's all on you now buddy!
9. Give us the courtesy of your undivided attention. Don't eat, pee, have conversations with someone else, scream at your kids or pets while you are speaking to us. In order, that's gross, disgusting and rude.
10. Hitting on us isn't going to get you anywhere. We don't like you, this isn't a dating service.
11. Have something to write with and write on near you the whole time we are conversing, I don't care if it's a crayon, pencil, marker, pen, stick and sand, blood (yours or someone else's). Haven't you learned by now that you are ALWAYS given a ticket number or or reference ID number, trouble ticket, order number or WHATEVER?. Don't make us wait for you to dig for a writing utensil. Don't make me repeat the number because you weren't ready, it's very annoying.
11. When asked for your area code and phone number, that is not the same thing as a zip code, it has more syllables and more digits. LISTEN!
12. The best HOURS to reach you are not 555-555-1212 that is a phone number. 8-5, 12-5. 8-12 etc. THAT'S what we need. If you tell us 'ANYTIME' don't be mad at me if I can't sleep and call you at 3AM.
13. If you are hard of hearing, PLEASE put your hearing ear dog or a hearing person on the phone. Nothing is worse than us having to yell and repeat ourselves because you won't put in your damn hearing aids. Then we get yelled at by our bosses for yelling and being 'rude.' If you don't speak English very well, please use the option for an alternate language. You might give misinformation because you don't understand what we are trying to ask and we have to repeat ourselves
14. If you are on a cell phone and KNOW you are in a bad area, don't get angry at us because we can't hear you. Get in a better area or on a land line and call back.
15. If you call somewhere on a regular basis PLEASE have all of the info you know we are going to ask IN THE SAME ORDER AND EVERY TIME YOU CALL . . It's wrong to put us on hold because "I knew you were going to ask that, I should have had it ready" every three seconds because you don't have your stuff together.
16. 9 times out of 10, the problem you are having is NOT the fault of the person to whom you are speaking. Try not to take out your anger on them. We will be MUCH less likely to help you if you are irritable and cussing at us.
17. Please don't spell words unless we ask you to. Give us the benefit of the doubt on intelligence. Most of us can spell Pine or White. Half the time, we have already typed the word you said and are on to the next question while you are still spelling.
18. Please realize that even if you only call one business a day, that person that you talk to has to answer 100-200 calls a day. It is very stressful, so if you follow all of the above suggestions, it will make everyone's life a lot easier.
To sum it up, be nice, listen and pay attention, answer the questions we ask. These are things you preach to your kids on a daily basis. It will make the call smoother and take much less time than it would if you are guilty of any of the above offenses.
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Posted by NotGuilty on 07/09/2012:
Welcome to StupidlandNot exactly a coworker from hell, so I put this under Career Ponderings.
A woman who had been in a particular job working with the same online database that I had been working on, quit her job. I'd been in the department for a few months, so I knew my way pretty well around this database, and knew I could probably take it on.
Except they never let anyone else in the department know they were accepting applications for that position. (I naively thought they would divvy up some of the stuff to me and maybe another temp in the department.)
So they brought in a woman from a temp agency to take the position. Now when you're an Administrative Assistant, there are certain basic things you can do: make travel reservations, set up and ship an overnight package, that sort of thing. Did I mention these are the basics?
This woman didn't know what to say to people over the phone, had no clue on using an overnight courier service, and had problems setting up labels in MS Word. She was constantly at the department head's assistant's desk, asking how to do this and that, and the assistant answered politely, but she told me privately it was ticking her off.
This woman had worked for a Vice President at a major insurer? She was an event planner? Nothing she listed on her resume jived with her actual performance. There were certain things she had to do in the database that were rote. But she asked the same questions of another temp time after time; it just never sunk in.
Welcome to Stupidland.
Yes, you can lie on your resume, get a temp job, and have that temp job turned into a permanent one in just three short weeks! It can happen here!
Seriously. This same dummy sent out a mega-$ check by regular mail; do I have to say that that particular package was never received by the other company? She finally had it pounded into her head that she had to use the overnight courier service and have such checks delivered the next day.
Lesson learned: Sometimes lying on your resume pays off, despite the stupidity of the person and the stupidity of the people hiring. Also, it's who you know.Add a Reply
Temp Workers Are DirtI had been in my temporary job for about a year and half when my boss said the department head was making it into a permanent one. My boss encouraged me to apply; after all, I had been at it for more than a couple of weeks, so I knew the routine well - and I did a very good job.
Fast forward 2 weeks into the resume collecting period (yes, I did apply). Or maybe I should call it the so-called resume collecting period. My boss called me in on a Thursday afternoon, and to say I was shocked that my assignment would be ending in 30 days is an understatement.
Here is Kicker-Part 1: She told me the department was trying to get rid of some of its temp workers (there were others). Ah, you say, no problem - offer me the permanent job. Not so fast, grasshopper. We, the management, have to come up with something that's plausible. It's total b.s., but it's plausible.
I have over 20 years of experience, and the jobs there always stated something like, degreed people will be given first preference, but will accept experience in lieu of degree.
Of course you know which I have.
So she trotted out the usual, "Sorry about this," stuff, but she followed it up with "You weren't chosen because youu don't have a degree." Excuse me? Because I don't have a degree - which somehow makes you into a magical being who can do no wrong - I'm not getting the job? I've been doing it for how long already?
I actually left her office with a chuckle, thinking that the next person who came along would have a lot of fun doing everything I was doing, in addition to doing a bunch of other stuff. Good luck.
Kicker-Part Two: Since I hadn't found another job nor had I retired (yes, you read that right; they slipped the rug out from under me while I was still in that job), I stayed at the position...and lo and behold, the person came onboard 2 weeks later. Collecting resumes? Hah! No, there was something else at work here that made no sense and was disgusting to boot.
The department head walks in, goes past the "candidate"'s desk, and gushes over her. Oh, so the department head knows her! Methinks I smell a favor, all at the expense of the temp, who's nothing but dirt anyway.
So, of course, I trained the woman; what else could I do? They had me over a barrel, and they knew it. You would be right if you think I wasn't enthusiastic about the training, and also slowed down my regular work. Who cared? Not me. If they were going to treat me in such a disgusting manner, then I would do the minimum in getting my work done. Why should I give them more when it wasn't going to amount to anything anyway?
As least the support staff (and only one of the directors) came to me and wished me well, that I had been mistreated, yadda yadda yadda. They even threw a going away pizza party for me. :-)
Lesson learned: Buy a degree online if you don't have one. That way, management can't trot out the "no degree" b.s. and will have to become more creative to filch you out of a job.Read 1 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by labtech on 03/27/2012:
Why does everyone who is nice leaveFourteen years ago I was hired at my company. The guy that trained everyone on the computers just retired last Friday. I am very sad about his leaving, it's like losing your favorite teacher. This guy helped everyone and anyone. Most importantly he never condescended even though he is BRILLIANT.
I sit by him and he worked until the very last minute of his tour. Talk about work ethic. The usual lazy jackals did nothing that day but graze on the retirement party food. Life will go on in my little cubicle. Why don't the ba$tards ever leave????? They stay and suck the life right out of the room. Read 2 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by CK on 12/06/2011:
The Art of Playing Dumb: The Ultimate Poker FaceSo.... I've had tons of folks tell me I'm pretty smart. Well, if I'm so smart, why hasn't it occurred to me sooner to start playing dumb??? Mr. T once said it takes a brilliant person to play dumb, so I suppose I need to at least attempt...
That being said, who here can provide insight as to use this ploy to my advantage in the workplace without seeming like some idiot employers would rather not keep around? I am open to any and all suggestions, because at the moment, I'm too stupid to play dumb! ;)Read 7 Replies | Add a ReplyUser Feedback:Close Replies
Posted by Sphincter Detector on 08/05/2011:
invisible managerToday I have worked for this company for 20 years. I made it a point to remind the bosses because no one keep track of such things. I did not expect a ticker tape parade but I did expect a little more than I got. They called me into the main office and presented me with 2 cakes and 2 balloons. Oh I almost forgot the flowers and a card that everyone signed. It was almost the same thing they gave me for my 60th b'day. I was just excited on that day too. I could not bring myself to even eat the cake. Still fighting back the tears. I work really hard and this is how they show their appreciation.
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Posted by Sphincter Detector on 06/23/2011:
Hardened?Hello.... It seems that most of the regular folks I'm accustomed to seeing here on Jobschmob haven't been around lately. So, hello, newbies! I used to post here a lot, but as of late I haven't had any outrageous stories to tell. Probably because my job is relatively drama-free....
However, time has revealed a lot of things to me and over the course of the years I've learned a lot about myself and other people, and how people generally work. I've learned that there are lots of people who are complete turds and there is nothing you can do to make them treat you differently (or any better, at least). There are also hyper-sensitive types who will perceive anything at all as a personal slight and vow revenge in some manner. Those people really piss me off! What makes them think they're so important that I'd take time out of my busy day just to make them miserable? I have more important things in need of my attention, thank you. Encountering more and more of these kinds of weirdos in the workplace has taught me there are lots of 'types' around, and that each one requires a unique approach to dealing with them....although I've found that simply not talking to anyone helps prevent many problems from forming in the first place.
The past ten or so years have brought me to the point where I really don't care for people in general, and individually, even. I've learned you can't trust anyone, no matter how nice they are to your face. For example, I work with three other women I'll call H, M, and D. H is terribly nice and friendly and often is like a little scared puppy seemingly. She and M are really good friends, and they talk all the time and eat lunch together. D is H's sister, and does our payroll. She is often grumpy, snarky or b!tchy. M is more or less my boss, and suffers from a variety of health issues, and usually looks a mess every day. As I've gotten to know each of these people, I've realized something important that I suppose most people fall into the workforce already knowing: Nobody you work with is necessarily your friend, especially the person who already has a bestie at work. If you say anything personal to them, they will take it back to their friends and dissect it with great interest (which I find incredibly weird). For example, I had a small health episode that sort of scared me and my husband. I had apparently been suffering from some serious dryness in my sinuses and it had caused some bleeding, however it didn't come out my nose. Instead, it lodged itself in my throat and I ended up coughing it up one night. Needless to say, we both had a little bit of a scare from it until we figured out where it had come from. I made the mistake of telling this to H, who promptly told M all about it. M walked by my desk a little later and screwed her face up in seeming concern and told me I looked pale. Yeah, right. I learned right then and there that H told M everything I said. Even though she was as sweet as saccharin to me, she was running behind my back and talking about me. Yeah, I know what you're thinking: Coughing up blood is probably unusual enough to make people want to talk, but when I learned it was nothing serious I became very unconcerned about it. I have chronic sinus issues. This isn't really something that's going to scare me. This little incident taught me, however, that I can't trust anyone at work. Especially not the women. D had already given me plenty of reasons right from the get-go not to trust her, so I pretty much ignore her most of the time. M likes to act friendly to me sometimes, but somewhere beneath the surface I get the feeling she hates me a lot. Not that I care, but that's my impression.
...and that's where I get to my point. I don't care. About anyone. I don't give a crap about their dog's illness or their kid's grades. I don't care how hard they work or how tired they are. I just don't care. To hell with them all! I've gotten to the point where I only care about ME and how I'm going to avoid dealing with other people's crap on a daily basis. I have become truly self-centered. I wonder if that makes me no better than any of the people I've become indifferent to...?
I have to admit, though, at times it gets lonely. It doesn't help that all my real friends live miles and miles away, have busy lives and are only reachable mostly through facebook. I've been so busy with school and just staying on track that I hardly see my husband much anymore except at dinnertime and when I wake up in the mornings, and on the weekends.
I've gotten to the point where I've become a woman of very few words. I get impatient when people can't get to the point, or when I have to talk to them regarding work related stuff for more than five sentences. I don't even talk about my workday when I get home, but that's also because nothing happens at work. I go in, I get my coffee, I work, I eat lunch, I work some more, and then I go home or to class or to the gym. It's like for 8 hours of the day I don't really live. I don't start coming alive until after 5pm. And even then, I'm still dragging remnants of the grayness of my day around with me when I leave. My days are nothing noteworthy. Nothing happens. Nothing.
(however, I still have my pleasant demeanor which seems to make me incredibly likable at the office--so, I don't walk around all sullen and moody and stuff ^_^)
On the upside of all of this, I have acquired a confidence I didn't have before. I know who I am, and I have a better understanding of what other people really are. I also understand how I affect them and have learned to use it to my advantage.
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Posted by labtech on 06/11/2011:
the sorriest bunch of people everSorry boss......almost lets a company go out of business because of his personal greed and stupidiy. Walks out of a store on his merry little way home while an F5 tornado approaches, leaving employees to hold down the fort and doesn't say a word to them.
Sorry boss...brings new people in to clean up his mess and tells the remaining employees (some who actually did work their butts off for him) that they are lucky they still have jobs. Now they have to work 3 times as many hours with the same amount of pay and, oh, yeah, no more sick time or holiday pay.
Sorry co-workers - do not pull their weight, take off whenever they need to and get paid more than you do. Oh, wait - that's everywhere isn't it?
Or how about this grand idea....let's cut our cleaning crew's responsibilities, pay and hours in half and use that money, along with money we don't have to pay a real dumbace to do a job he will not do, cannot do, and does not do. And let's GUARANTEE this dumbace 2 years at this pay and let him sit in an office doing NOTHING those two years, while the ONE person who actually works there gets paid less than 1/3 of what the dumbace upstairs is getting paid.
WHY does it work this way? WHY do the people who do the NOTHING get paid so much money? WHY IS AMERICA SO BACKWARDS?Add a Reply
I made a mistakeI made a mistake at work. It made the whole department look bad. Upper management is trying to dispute the mistake with the reviewer. I am so overwhelmed right now I don't know if I was right or wrong.
Everyday I do my best. Everyday I leave there and feel worse about myself. Now they are disecting every part of my job and every move I make. I just hope they realize I have alot of responsibility and I am accountable for alot of information.
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Posted by Whatever on 04/12/2011:
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