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Apr. 30th, 2004

Here are some things people don't always realise.

1) Being a medical secretary requires much greater feats of intuition than Tarot reading. Because turning *cough-mumble-mutter-teh-bleh-mutter* into *flexor tenosynovitis* takes some doing and a lot of investigative work through dictionaries and patient records.

2)Audio typing seems like a pain in the ass until you are presented with an example of doctorly handwriting and realise that
a)the doctor was taught callighraphy by an arthritic chicken
b)this is probably a job for the people who deciphered the Rosetta Stone
c)Audio-typing is in fact a doddle.

3)Typing letters 6 hours a day gives me no pleasure whatsoever. It does not fulfill me. It does not make my soul leap about and dance with joy and extasy as I radiate divine light and the bliss of infinite rapture.

I do it not because I am made fundamentally happy by work that is menial compared to my qualifications but because it pays me rather better than working as a research assistant. And I like money. I like the security of money. I like the thought that I will be able to afford stuff I want, such as books and a plane ticket, things which I will then be able to aquire without feelings of guilt and worthlessness because I bloody well earned them.

4)Working a regular 40 hour week and volunteer/Tarot work at weeekends can make a body quite worn out. So much so in fact that a body feels the need not to talk, especially about a list of family's grievances and ailments.

5) If you toast slightly mouldy bread it doesn't taste half bad. Really.

6) I like flowers and acts of kindness.

7) There are many sound psychological reasons for why a 23 year old woman needs a toy sheep.

8) If sufficiently aggravated by harrassment I WILL snap, and lash out, and yes, there are circumstances in which Fuck off is a perfectly reasonable response.

9)Baker St., Green Park and London Bridge were constructed to trap the souls of the unwary and drive them to kill themselves as various Malefics stealthily feed on thier nerves, optimism and liver.

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livemeat
Apr. 30th, 2004 03:27 am (UTC)
sounds like a breach in the warp core...
rainsinger
Apr. 30th, 2004 10:11 am (UTC)
me no understandsa
*feels mystified by the references*

livemeat
Apr. 30th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC)
Re: me no understands
Dilbert.

New employee's usual reaction after the honeymoon period wears off =

hull brrach
breach in warp core

various other sci-fi references.

rainsinger
May. 1st, 2004 12:37 am (UTC)
thankee. :)

*makes room in mind and files it all away for useful future reference*
verlaine
Apr. 30th, 2004 03:58 am (UTC)
"Tenosynovitis" was the answer to question #10 (the hardest) in my "Could YOU Do My Medical Secretary Job?" quiz posted on LJ last year. I can see that it would have posed no difficulties to you!

I'm very glad that I've now escaped the world of saphenopopliteal junctions and Crohn's disease myself, though.
rainsinger
May. 1st, 2004 12:44 am (UTC)
:)
I went hunting through your archives for the quiz and was delighted to find it- giggling is a very pleasant start to a morning.

I might have been able to get tenosynovitis, but I've been trying to work out:
7. HAM - ADE - AITCH - EH - DOUBLE - EM - EH - DEE - EE
unsuccesfully for an hour and I'm still vexed and stumped. My best guess is something something chlamydia.

I'm very glad that I've now escaped the world of saphenopopliteal junctions and Crohn's disease myself, though.

Good escape. :)
What do you do now?
dubaiyan
Apr. 30th, 2004 11:43 am (UTC)
the doctors I was placed with as a student always tried to trap me into secretarial work
I ran away fast :D Eek!!

It's all about the money :D When did you start this job?
rainsinger
May. 1st, 2004 12:45 am (UTC)
Re: the doctors I was placed with as a student always tried to trap me into secretarial work
this week. :)
I'm temping in two different places and I'm at this one for the next three weeks I think.

sine
Apr. 30th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC)
5) If you toast slightly mouldy bread it doesn't taste half bad. Really.

if you don't toast it, it's great for wiping up kitchen spills. *grin*
rainsinger
May. 1st, 2004 12:46 am (UTC)
*delighted*
And so much more ecological than those paper towels! :D
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