- I got laid off in August when the doctor's office I was managing closed. Since then I have continued my other job as per diem transcriber for the hospital while also getting some assistance from the State. But I am too young to stay off work much longer, hard as it is to find in my field!
- Over 20 years ago when I first started doing medical transcription, I was told it would "be obsolete in five years" because of voice-to-type programs. It seems that prediction has just about come true over 20 years later, but for a different reason--electronic medical records, where the assistant or doctor him/herself checks boxes and types in information.
- I went to a job interview today which was advertised as "medical secretary", but given my past experience and "likes", the HR manager suggested I might become a Scribe for one of their ortho doctors. This sounds so interesting, different, and right up my alley, but has a couple of strikes against it. #1) the doctor is not sure what he would do with me five days a week since he is a busy surgeon and not always in the office; #2) the job is 50 miles away and requires driving L.A. freeways, meaning a drive time of an hour minimum each way. Oh, and then add the price of gasoline in Southern California, currently about $4.40 a gallon. That may be the strike #3, you're out.
- Traffic Rant: Drivers who swerve out of a blocked lane directly in front of you without notice. Terrifying!
- This is a much better view to ponder:
The Grand Canyon from a small blue bear's perspective.
Everybody say oooooohh, spooky!