22 September, 2016

I had to turn down a job

The job was 3 days a week and was close to home. Paid ok but no benefits. The US DOL-OWCP in its abundant wisdom said that if I took the job, they would rate me as a full time 40 hours and take away an equal amount from my workers comp check. Doesn't seem fair to me? But the almighty claims examiner has that power. The same claims examiner who told me I couldn't change doctors after I told her that the doctor I'd been seeing quit seeing workers comp patients. I am waiting for her response. I wrote her today and told her I know that she wrote the doctors office and they replied with the same information that I had told her. It's hard enough to find medical groups who will take federal workers comp patients. 

I also would like to know, why, if I was unhappy with the doctor, why I couldn't change doctors? Such convoluted thinking, I know, actually being able to choose who you want to take care of you. She's probably afraid that a new doctor would tell me I can't work full time and the new damage I've sustained was the result of 6 months sitting at a computer. 

The #1 kid is flying to ATL on Sunday to work for 2 weeks. This is his 2nd 2-week assignment, but the other one was close to home. He gets a per diem, the hotel is paid for and it's a lovely extended stay hotel. I'm happy for him. This will be the first time in years his dad and I will be alone. Whee. 

The #2 kid started a new job at the beginning of the month and she has jumped feet first into a real office job. She's happy, I sent her some Excel cheat sheets and a couple of Word ones too. She's a Mac girl and she'll have to learn PC. 

We still haven't been able to get away. Gonna have to do it soon because I'm getting crazy. I have to do this 20 jobs a week search and it gets old. 

There will be more news when I get it. Right now I just want to have some peace and quiet and stop hurting. 

da bunny

06 September, 2016

A Happy Woman's Life Book Page 93

A Happy Woman's Life Book Page 93

By Amulbunny   

September 6, 2016

Outside my window73, partly cloudy, windy and humid

I am thinking tomorrow, unless jury duty, it’s a drive to Long Beach to talk to the job counselor.

I am thankful for fans, open windows and a breeze

From the learning rooms …  I’m picking up a psych class after the Communication one and it’s a good book.

I can't believe .. . the noise that is coming from next door where they are renovating an open unit.

From the kitchen . . . I ate the rest of last nights' steak and oven fried potatoes and onions.  

I am wearing  tee shirt, Skechers, and shorts. 

I am creating ... a way to get through this job hunting with a peaceful easy feeling….

I am going. . .  check on jury duty after 6pm.  

I am reading. . . whatever is in my reach when I’m ready to read.

I am hoping the kids' vertigo is fleeting

I am hearing workers trying to dig out stumps

Around the house2 dogs, sick boy

One of my favorite thingsnew sheets

A few plans for the rest of the week
1.  Get my job app worksheet turned in
2.  Teach on Friday
3.  Have a quiet weekend.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing:

Me Job Hunting

02 September, 2016

I am fed up with the US Department of Labor

I have written 6 letters to the DOL San Francisco District. I have not had a reply to any of them. By statute, they are to respond within 2 business days to any communication sent to them. 

Next up is a letter to my worthless congressperson Maxine Waters office. 

I am pissed off at them. 

I am pissed off at my husband for his carelessness. 

I am pissed off at my son for driving my car and leaving me to beg rides from others. 

I am pissed off that I have to be the one punished for being at home.

I am pissed off that I have a chance at a perfect job, but it's part time and the DOL would consider it full time and cut my benefits. 

I am not looking forward to any holiday because it doesn't affect my status.

I am on call for jury duty next week and I am hoping that I get  a trial so I don't have to look for 20 jobs. 

I am pleased with my new messenger bag briefcase. Now if I could fly somewhere I'd be even happier. 

This is the weekend that you don't cross me or say anything to me because I will cut you down verbally. 

And that is all. 

The not so happy bunny......