I had cause to make an appointment to see the doctor this past week. Sounds easy doesn’t it? The receptionist offered me a few appoints between 2pm and 4.30pm next week. Politely I declined and explained that I work full time and could they fit me in after 5pm.
‘We close at 5pm.’ I was told. ‘But we do have extended opening on Monday. We shut at 6pm on Monday.’
I work different shits so Monday was of no use to me. I remember hearing something on TV about GP’s opening at the weekend, so I asked her if this was the case.
‘No. We are closed at the weekend.’
‘What are those of us who work full time supposed to do? Die?’ I shouted.
‘Have time off work.’ I was told.
To say I was angry is an understatement. I work and pay National Insurance. NI is supposed to cover medical bills so why can’t I get to see the doctor after work? Why am I limited in the availability of my GP? So if I wasn’t working, if I sat on my backside and did nothing, if I paid no NI, I could have unlimited availability? Let’s hope that Brexit evens up the scales a little.
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There are quite a few people suffering at the moment whether it’s with hay fever or flue-like problems. Some people don’t seem to know what a tissue or handkerchief is, however. I’ve had a few people calling me who have been sniffing down the phone. It’s horrible. It’s disgusting. It’s sickening. One of the days I’m going to puke all over the phone.
You can hear if the person is bunged up – the sniff is dry and prolonged. And you can hear if they have a runny nose – it’s shorter, fuller, louder, and nauseating!
Please people if you are phoning me, please, please, please, blow your nose before hand.
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Hopefully we’ll see less wars, less destruction of the planet, less annihilation of those we share the planet with – of all species, fewer idiots running the countries of the world, less poverty, less starvation, less mindless brutality.
Hopefully we’ll see more awareness of life, more love of life, greater prosperity for everyone, an increase in health and well being for everyone, peace and happiness, and a greater awareness of the inter-connectivity of everything on this world.
Happy New Year Everyone!
Have you noticed how firms seem to be getting away with the ridiculous at the moment? Take illness for instance. It used to be classed as discrimination to fire someone because of their health problems, but now it seems that it’s a perfectly reasonable excuse to get rid of someone. All they need to say is that you are incapable of doing your job.
Off sick with cancer, pneumonia, or liver disease? Too much time off work means you are incapable of doing your job. Sight or hearing problems? You are incapable of doing your job. Bye.
Trouble is that some nice, friendly customers – i.e. normal people like you and me – are picking up on the ridiculous and joining in with it.
About two months ago a customer decided to complain about me heavy breathing. I had a cold and, unfortunately for me, I had the mouthpiece too high up so the customer could hear me breathing. He complained! Because he was the customer the company upheld the complaint. Ridiculous!
And to go one better…Another colleague of mine had the same complaint of heavy breathing. She suffers from asthma and was having problems getting her breath. The complaint lodged by a caring customer was yet again upheld. Ridiculous!
And to think that if the customers had told us that they could hear us breathing, we would have held our breath! If we die while at work our next of kin gets £25000, so it would have been of benefit to them.
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I like this so thought I’d share it. This is the Optimists Creed, written by Christian D Larson (1874-1954)
I promise myself…
To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
To forget about the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world, is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.
Well it’s a Sunday, my day off, and I’m sitting at home with a cold and sore throat. Crap. I’m dosing myself up with paracetamol and a lie in. I’m up now obviously. A nice lie in the bath is also planned with a book. So illness does have it’s positive side.
I’ve probably got it from work. There’s several people ill at the moment. They come to work because they are afraid of being getting into trouble and afraid of losing money. The rest of us then catch whatever they’ve got. I’m sure this is the same in most companies.
I think sick people should be forced to go home. Its against health and safety to put sick people next to healthy people – when the sickness is viral. That way the company would lose less money due to sickness as there wouldn’t be as many people catching it. Common sense, surely?
Someone tried to place an order with me for multi-vitamins today. I politely advised her that we sold insurance. Maybe she thought the vitamins would provide insurance. Insurance for a healthier life perhaps?
Surely a healthy diet would be better. Organic and free range produce better still. Afterall, would you spray a carrot or a pork chop with fly spray and then eat it? Would you dip your chicken in an unflushed toilet before you eat it? But then again it’s not for me to say. Maybe other people would do that. You never know what happens behind closed doors.
Maybe she wanted a boost to her energy. I could have offered a good kick up the backside. That would have given her a flying start. Her energy would have soared to new heights. She could have been singing soprano.
Alas! I failed in my customer care. I did not offer this free service.
If you want to gain weight start working for a call centre. Sitting at a desk for biggest part of the day anything you eat goes straight on the hips. Because you’re sitting most of the day your butt begins to flatten with the weight bearing down on it. Food and drink can’t get past the butt. Your legs begin to swell because the blood supply begins to get cut off. Not good.
It’s the worst place for eating junk food. We always have a drink with us. Talking all day long is very hard on the throat. You get hungry quickly so the tuck machine frequently comes in useful. Then there’s the cafe selling a variety of sandwiches. And cakes. And not forgetting the free tea and coffee. Out the machine of course. No proper milk. Only milk powder. Healthy? No chance.
Some days can be extremely stressful. So what do humans do when they’re stressed? They eat. Chocolate makes you feel happy, and gives you energy. Some days can be extremely boring. So what do we do when we’re bored? We eat.
I went up 3 sizes and 3.5 stone since joining the company. I lost 2 stone last year. It was very hard. I’m trying to keep up with drinking water and not coffee. I’m trying to take my veg in for dinner and not have sandwiches. I’m trying to limit my tuck and keep it to low calorie items. Trying being the operative word.
The last month or so I’ve gone back to my bad habits. I’ve put 1/2 stone back on. Not happy 😦
Well, today I’ve had a few customers eating their meals while they phone me. The headset magnifies every slurp, chomp, crunch, spit, or any other disgusting habit they have while eating. It’s not a pleasant experience to sit through.
Why can’t people ring after or before they’ve had a meal. It would be a lot politer. It’s so rude to eat while you’re on the phone. It’s pig ignorant basically. It’s also unsafe as it’s easier to choke.