The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2643996
Posted By: Janie
29-May-09 - 10:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Obese people are human too. I know, because I are one.


Busy, busy day, MA. My excellent boss of 8 months handed in her resignation. That makes 6 program directors that have been chewed up and spit out in the last 18 months. As a colleague noted today, those of us who have managed to stick around in public mental health the past few years are quite a committed and resiliant bunch of clinicians. I immediately got on the phone and started recruiting administrators that I know are good. Have been asked to consider it myself, but I am not interested. I stepped up when asked 3 years ago, but I don't like being an administrator, even under good circumstances. I hated it under bad circumstances and retreated as quickly as the opportunity presented itself. Circumstances are still bad. I like being able to put my fingers in my ears, sing lalalala, ignore the politics, and use my time wisely and well in therapy sessions.

Got a present from my attorney today when I opened the bill for the arbitration work. She knocked $70 off her hourly rate, and also did not charge me for 2 hours of the research she did or had done by her paralegal to prepare.

I wasn't expecting that. And I really appreciate it. All told, it is about a 65% reduction in what it otherwise would have cost me. She was sick with pneumonia on the day of the hearing and a little loopy from the codeine to suppress the cough.

She done good anyways.

Maybe she was still a little loopy when she made up the bill to send to the bookkeeping department.

Be that as it may, I appreciate it. The budget will still be more than a little lean after I pay her this weekend, but I won't have to use the home equity line of credit to do it, which is what I thought would be necessary.

Not a particulately appropriate post, but even less appropriate elsewhere.

And what is family for, after all.