Monday, November 01, 2010
Is it really 2010? OMG...I remember when I was a kid in the 1950s and we talked about how old we would be in 2000....and here we are in 2010 and I am nearly the sole the survivor of my family of origin. My one surviving sister is still hanging onto life by a thread and is back to the hospital again with an infection of unknown origin. Her daughter has been struggling with her ups and downs most of this year in addition to her own battle with mastectomies less than a year ago.
I am back to wondering when the phone call will come.... but trying not to think about it too much as it is upsetting.
Today at work my coworker is supposed to return (again!!!!) after being out most of September and all of October. It would be nice to give the message machine part of the job back to her. Lately it seems all I have been doing is "putting out fires" and trying to placate the angry attorneys who are under pressure to get their clients' bills from injuries going to court soon. Also, in the past two weeks we have changed the way we track our requests for them and we also have had 5 new people trained in to do this work and they don't always get it quite right which causes more problems. I have spent a lot of time looking for things in "all the wrong places" and have experienced a fair amount of frustration when I can't find what I am looking for. I also have uncovered errors and probably have become "unpopular" with some of my coworkers when I do that, but eventually everyone should get the hang of it. I remember when I learned to do my job and it took at least 3 to 6 months to get to a decent understanding of the process.
So here's hoping that things at work will "get back to normal" soon.