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mamselle

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2085 on: August 04, 2022, 01:33:59 PM »
Aright!

Yes, people with little global experience just assume that everyone else does things "like we do," and that warnings to the contrary are either unnecessarily hypervigilant or a form of showing off, or both.

Maddening.

I hope the docs can get sorted ASAP.

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That was supposed to read "Arrgh."

I'm sick and tired of auto-corrupt's pretensions and presumptions.

Many condolences.

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2086 on: August 05, 2022, 04:51:23 AM »
Update: My aunt, and my aunt's lawyer, are now involved. I'm old enough that I should be past the age when I breathe a little more freely once grown-ups get involved, but my aunt is a very, very grown-up grownup, with a legal degree and everything.

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2087 on: August 05, 2022, 06:57:33 AM »
Update: My aunt, and my aunt's lawyer, are now involved. I'm old enough that I should be past the age when I breathe a little more freely once grown-ups get involved, but my aunt is a very, very grown-up grownup, with a legal degree and everything.

Sounds like the shit's hitting the fan. Good luck.

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2088 on: August 05, 2022, 07:21:18 AM »
Update: My aunt, and my aunt's lawyer, are now involved. I'm old enough that I should be past the age when I breathe a little more freely once grown-ups get involved, but my aunt is a very, very grown-up grownup, with a legal degree and everything.

That's good-- "My attorney" tends to be a magic phrase when it comes to getting people to do their f-ing jobs.

Best of luck! Closings are stressful in the best of times, and I also got to experience the joys of my mortgage bank royally screwing things up in a variety of highly incompetent and lazy ways, so I sympathize. The good news is no one actually wants a sale to fall through-- not the lender ($) and not the seller ($$). So things have a way of working out in the end, even if you feel like you are losing months off your life in the process.
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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2089 on: August 05, 2022, 07:26:02 AM »
Aright!

Yes, people with little global experience just assume that everyone else does things "like we do," and that warnings to the contrary are either unnecessarily hypervigilant or a form of showing off, or both.

Maddening.

I hope the docs can get sorted ASAP.

M.

That was supposed to read "Arrgh."

I'm sick and tired of auto-corrupt's pretensions and presumptions.

Many condolences.

M.


You could always give an unambiguous Charles Schulz-style "AAAUUUGGGHHH!!!"


Anyway, sorry you've run into this snag, ergative.  Hope it can be resolved soon.
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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2090 on: August 05, 2022, 08:46:59 AM »
I have no idea how a class could show up in the system but not exist in blackboard, how on earth did that happen? Students are registering for it so figure that one out for me IT. The instructor reached out this morning in a slight panic because they were staffed a week ago and the course had not shown up for them yet...

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2091 on: August 07, 2022, 12:44:10 PM »
My (extremely compromised, 70+) sister tested positive for Covid on Thursday afternoon.  Her dimwitted son called the doctor, who "couldn't get her in until after he was done with patients on Monday," and who wouldn't prescribe Paxlovid before seeing her.  Um, no.  I explained to my nephew that he could either call back and get the Rx (and not give up until he'd done so, even if he had to get it from a doc-in-a-box), or he could give me the doctor's number so I could let him know that I would drive up myself (from StL to Chicago) overnight and bring my sister to sit in the waiting room, unmasked, until she could be seen.

I've been checking in daily, and amazingly, she'd taken the first antiviral dose before I texted her Friday morning.

Arguing with doctors is bad enough.  I'm not playing with idiot family on top of it.  SMDH.

(She seems to be doing relatively OK, though the cough has developed. No fever or breathing problems, though--fingers crossed.)

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2092 on: August 07, 2022, 04:58:05 PM »
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and who wouldn't prescribe Paxlovid before seeing her.

Paxlovid is not the only antiviral choice. It also has some bad side effects for some.  Personally, i was given a different antiviral because of another health issue.  Paxlovid would have potentially caused liver issues and interfered with other drugs that I need to take.

So a doctor that doesnt phone in a drug without checking that it is right for you isnt a bad thing! 
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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2093 on: August 08, 2022, 02:47:23 AM »
Stop it, please. It's a really long meeting. It's not a retreat.


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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2094 on: August 08, 2022, 03:49:54 AM »
Paperwork has been sent to the compliance team to review. If they get back by 2pm this afternoon, we can transfer the funds on the original schedule. But I'm not hopeful.

Absolutive and I are researching the processes for drafting formal complaints against the law firm.

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2095 on: August 08, 2022, 09:51:06 AM »
Stop it, please. It's a really long meeting. It's not a retreat.

That's a good description of the professional meeting I attended the week before last.  But it was far enough away to involve an overnight trip from home.  For those of us who spend all our time with no professional colleagues face-to-face, that feels like a retreat!
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For I was hungry and you gave me nothing, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.
If you refused to do this for the least of these, you refused to do it for me."

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2096 on: August 08, 2022, 09:54:32 AM »
Paperwork has been sent to the compliance team to review. If they get back by 2pm this afternoon, we can transfer the funds on the original schedule. But I'm not hopeful.

Absolutive and I are researching the processes for drafting formal complaints against the law firm.

Compliance team wants more documents which they could easily have asked for on Thursday, when we first started wrangling with them. (Or, y'know, back in June, when we first asked what documents we needed to send.) We have sent the more documents, but now the workday is over so we won't know until tomorrow whether we can transfer the funds and pick up keys as scheduled on Wednesday.

I have updated the formal complain document.

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2097 on: August 08, 2022, 12:54:22 PM »
That's awful, Fishprof. My sympathies.

I'd say that the behavior of the hematologist was the straw that broke the camel's back. Lots of other problems there too!

Definitely.  A perfect storm of incompetence, indifference, and/or inattention.

The Hematologist just approved the surgery - today.  Of course, the approval was for LAST Wednesday, so not so helpful.  Still needs to approve for the 22nd.
And how is that working out for you?

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2098 on: August 08, 2022, 12:58:39 PM »
That's awful, Fishprof. My sympathies.

I'd say that the behavior of the hematologist was the straw that broke the camel's back. Lots of other problems there too!

Definitely.  A perfect storm of incompetence, indifference, and/or inattention.

The Hematologist just approved the surgery - today.  Of course, the approval was for LAST Wednesday, so not so helpful.  Still needs to approve for the 22nd.

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Re: The Venting Thread
« Reply #2099 on: August 08, 2022, 01:24:57 PM »
It's good MFP is handling this and not me...
And how is that working out for you?