It's been a long time since I posted. Sorry bout that. Yes, I am still alive and kicking. Here's an update:
Yes, my old boss was a complete assface and I do believe he has some bad karma coming his way. That facility is pretty well doomed under his "leadership", since he has no clue how to lead, he allows the investor physicians to make stupid decisions without warning them of the disasterous results of their often wacked out ideas, and he doesn't really know how to do anything at all except overuse meeting terms such as "behind the 8 ball" and "find the algorhythm".
I filed for unemployment and got it and I plan to use the time I am on it to study up on CPT coding and procedure coding, since I haven't had to use either of those for my work in rehab, long term, and psych. Once I am feeling ready to use that skill set, I will get a job in a large acute care facility, where things are less volatile and shaky. I plan to work in that capacity, just as a coder for about 6 months and then take some kind of coding consultant position or travel coder job. There's good money in that. So that is my plan. I decided I am sick of dealing with the sheisters and crooks that run small hospitals. I'd kind of like to get out of the medical field altogether. I'm so tired of the crap I have to deal with in that industry. I'm tired of having to know all the rules and regulations. I should be doing a fun and creative job.
Getting enough money to pay the bills while staying home is a wonderful thing. I am enjoying that right now.
At this moment, I am in Louisiana visiting the fam. I was just here 2 weeks ago, but I couldn't say no to Mother's Day weekend. So here I am again. Going home Monday.
So far, I've had a chance to visit everyone. I'm doing pretty good. A lot of the time when I come home for a visit, I leave feeling like I didn't get to see someone enough. Last time my parents got left out sort of. They had house guests, so we didn't have any time to really visit without other people around. It makes me feel guilty.
"They had houseguests." That sounds like an illness or a pest situation for an exterminator to deal with. ha.
I will try not to be such a stranger. Time flies when you're off work. I've made a couple of road trips home and had my sister over to my place for a weekend since I last posted an entry, so I haven't been totally idle. Just partially.
I like to read porktornado and as a result of Dusty's inspiring blog, I am now contemplating an attempt to "Grab life by the taint and own it for a while."
That makes me laugh.
See you cats on the flip side.