Monday, September 7, 2015

BOTB: "First Cut is the Deepest" Results AND MD's Question of the Month


Since this is a double post, let's just say Rod made the Stewart family name proud! Sorry, Sheryl Crow! It looked like it was going to be much closer for a while. Check out this carpool karoake with James Corden & Rod - it's hilarious.


Now, follow up with the whole gang: 


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It's that time again! Join my friend, Michael D'Agostino, in his Question of the Month blog hop. 


Michael is a writer and performer from Adelaide, Australia. His friends describe him as warm, friendly, funny, active and short. Quality versus quantity, people...it's the way to go.

(He says gets recognized a lot on the street, but that's probably from all the WANTED posters...but haven't we all had to deal with that?). 

Here's what Michael has to say about this blog hop: "Your readers would like to know a little more about you. Show them who you are by taking part in the Question of the Month blog hop. On the first Monday of each month, we answer the question that gets posted here. Sign up on the list below to join the fun ;) With every question, remember that the important part is explaining your answer. And please, if you have any suggestions for new questions, share them in the comments section. I bet you've got some great ideas for us." 



This month's question is:

What's the best job you've ever had? 

Oh, now I let my freak flag fly for sure. 

I never really dislike any job. I always find a way to like them, even if I decide to move on down the road. While I'm on the job, I find a reason to keep me on the job because I've rarely worked for plain ole' pleasure. The job addresses a need: food, clothing, shelter, stuff for children, dog toys...you get the drift. People on the job irritate me sometimes, so much so that Hubzam has said "this will be a good job if you don't die."

If I have to chose, I think that the last job I had was pretty well-suited to my personality. As the supervisor of a "program integrity" department, I fielded complaints and reports of members and providers breaking the rules. Then, I farmed mounds of healthcare data for fraud and abuse. Then I made the information ready for "the Bureau" and coordinated follow up. Snoring yet? 

Why did I like this job? 
1) It utilized my nursing training and experience in the business end of healthcare. 
2) The whole thing is a great big puzzle that needs to be solved. And dang it, I want to solve it bad.
3) It's tedious and for some reason, I've always liked tedious detailed stuff.
4) There's no more money to help people; it's a finite amount. But when you redirected money that was used fraudulently, you help people get what they need.
5) As a nerd, it felt cool to meet with the agents all the time. Don't tell them that.

Why did I leave that job? 
Surprised by the doctor announcing the upcoming birth of son #3.

See more at: http://www.alifeexamined.com.au/p/blog-page_26.html#sthash.88Sxj2Bo.dpuf


Last, but certainly not least:

Many of you know Gayle of the blog Two Square Dogs. Her beloved Watson passed away on Saturday and it would be nice if everyone could flood her blog with love and condolences. 

42 comments:

  1. Good morning, dear Cherdo!

    Good for you! The world needs more people like you - meticulous, detail oriented people who thrive on doing the kind of work most people would regard as too tedious. Thank you for your service!

    I saw this hop on somebody else's blog the other day and my answer here would have to be the same. My favortie job, as you might already suspect, was my job as production manager of a TV station modeled after MTV. I got the chance to meet, interview and hang out with some of the biggest rock, glam and heavy metal bands of the day along with solo recording artists, Playboy Playmates of the Month and other celebrities. What's not to like? Good times. Heady times.

    Dear friend, for some reason you left the exact same comment on my blog three different times this evening. I just wanted you to know that I deleted the two duplicates. Were you having problems submitting your comment? Blogger gremlins?

    I wish you and your family a safe and happy Labor Day, dear friend Cherdo!

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    1. Geeks and nerds...we have our place. No need to thank me...I was paid! Ha ha ha.

      Now, YOUR favorite job would have been mine, too. That would be my dream job. Watching the young MTV v-jays, I would fantasize about their lives - doing something so fun and interesting every day. What could be better?

      I'm starting to think that multiples are occurring when I post from my tablet. Sometimes, there is a delay and I hit the button again because I think it didn't register. OR I am in the early stages of senile dementia. OR I'm so far into the late stages that I didn't realize it. All valid theories.

      Have a happy Labor Day and don't labor at all. ;-)

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  2. Rod is OK but the gravel voice gets old after awhile. Sheryl was WINNING! What happened!?

    I had a system support job that I was dumped into that turned out to be the best job I ever had at the phone company. Then it and the phone company left St. Louis so I retired. After a short break I came back for a year as a contractor making 3 times the money having 3 times the fun.

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    1. Hey, I was shocked by the abrupt turnaround! I thought Sheryl would take it, early on.

      It's amazing how life's sidetracks can be so rewarding. I started as a plain ole' nurse and I worked a vast number of non-nursing jobs that totally were built on my background and experiences.

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  3. Pretty sure I voted for Rod here. I liked th ejob description a a lot. Working with complaint, compliance and fraud is fun!

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    1. It is...what does that say about me? Ha ha.

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  4. If you liked the detail stuff, then it was the perfect job for you.
    And I'm just doing Battle of the Banned with Shady now.

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    1. Duly noted and corrected, my friend! My policy is not to remove anyone unless it is requested. Thanks!

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  5. Great answers to the question, my friend....being a little on the nerd side myself. I love solving problems and making a difference.

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    1. It's a perfect match! I miss it now but the stuff I do with kids makes up for it nicely.

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  6. Putting your skills to use and solving puzzles doesn't sound so bad

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    1. Yep, I miss it sometimes. Then I realized I don't have to go to work today and I feel so much better. Schedule control is THE BOMB, Pat.

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  7. Sounds like it was a great job. I love solving puzzles. Who cares if that's nerdy? Nerdy is fun, dammit.

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    1. Amen. Nerdy is the only game in town. I weep for those who lack nerd-genes.

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  8. I'm glad someone is looking into the fraud that takes money away from people who need it. Sounds like a rewarding job but raising the kiddoes is even more rewarding.

    Susan Says

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    1. It is! Doing something for me (career) is great, but doing for them is better.

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  9. It;s good that you've never disliked a job. I'm such a nerd that I would've been excited about meeting the agents too. :P

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    1. That doesn't mean I never had a BAD job, I just found a way to like them while I was there.

      BTW...first three chapters are great!

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  10. Details must be what you excel in. It sounds like you wee a detective of sorts and glad that you could help this way. I will go to two square dogs because she must be just devastated.

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    1. Oh, I know! Poor parsnip. I teared up about that one.

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  11. My best one is the one I have right now. Good people treating people fairly good. Beat the crap out of any of my other jobs.

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  12. The best job I ever had was when I quit retail and opened my own illustration business.

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  13. Sherdo Crow is talented, but I'm glad Rod won. I've seen a few of the carpool karaoke segments. I think Rod's is the funniest. I like the sound of your favorite job. It's something I would enjoy.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Tedious is my forte...that's why I like genealogy, too. Happy Labor Day, Janie!!

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  14. I like both Rod Stewart and Sheryl Crow... And like you, I have liked all the jobs I have had, although a few do rise to the top...

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    1. Working is just one of those things you have to do; you might as well like it.

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  15. DOC CHERDO ~
    For awhile there, I thought maybe Sheryl Crow was going to win this. I'm glad she didn't. And that Scottish pattern in the background of your image was a nice touch.

    Not a really close Battle, but it seemed like a tight race at times.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. I thought she might win, too - and thanks for the compliment. It's the STEWART clan's tartan.

      Not close, but that surprised me. I thought it would be oooohhh-sooo-close.

      Thanks, doggle.

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  16. Sounds like an important job. Keeping people on the straight and narrow might create a few enemies, though.
    Play off the Page

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    1. No one is happy with healthcare, so it was fine...

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  17. Certain jobs just suit some better than others, but with your positive attitude it seems as though you always make the best of the situation. I like detailed work but not complaints so that rules me out. Oh well.

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    1. I try to, Toi!

      I don't mind a complaint that needs action - like when someone is not getting the service or supply they need. After a while, though, the complainers are repeat offenders...and they know that YOU know it. It makes it managable.

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  18. New found respect for Rod. That video was hilarious. Glad he won this BATTLE.

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    1. I really laughed at that video, too.

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  19. Poor Crow, I voted for her. I don't like loser. :'(
    I can't say I've had very exciting jobs either. Certainly nothing as exciting as meeting the A.G.E.N.T.S.

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    1. It doesn't take much to please a nerd, job-wise.

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  20. Well that sounds VERY different to the stuff I enjoy :P I'm glad we've got people like you to do it :)

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  21. Cherdo, I love nurses! They are wonderful, wonderful people. Every visit spent in a hospital, God placed skillfully, compassionate women, sometimes men, to tend me. I applaud you! I couldn't do it and I know it's a hard job to have. I'm a bit of a nerd...computer geek of sorts, but I'm not extremely technical, though. If I have/had problem I'm on it like a tick on a dogs back until I find a solution. My best job outside the home was my last one as a Data Processing Supervisor/Computer Administrator. Sounds fancy, but it's not and that was 27 years ago. Well, it looks like I picked yet another winner in the last BOTB round. :D Until next time, be well!

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  22. Cool answer. I like the results of BOTB's missed you on 9.15. The video posted is a fun one!

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo