Friday, October 29, 2010
I haven't been blogging much as of late, but it's for a good reason - I'm happy to report that after 2 long years of being unemployed due to the economic conditions, I finally got a job! It's only part time, but it's a job and I'm happy to have it.
As with each situation I've ever been hired into, this is entirely different from any other job I've ever had. This one involves customer service for a medical equipment supplier, and there's a lot to learn. I'm familiar with many medical devices, from wheelchairs and walkers to orthotic boots and AFO's, which is a help. But the computer system this company has is an entirely different ball of wax! It is an older system, and upon describing it to my IT savvy son the other evening on the phone, his constant reply to everything I told him about it was "REALLY?!?!" Come to find out, what I'm using there at the office is an old version of "DOS", with the black screen and the blinking black box to enter information into! I was "surprised", but NOT surprised, if you know what I mean. It's basically an 'easy' system to work with in some respects, but more difficult because of the amount of time it takes to enter customer information in SEVERAL times on SEVERAL different screens. There are no 'drop down menus', nothing to make it more user friendly.
So as I struggle to learn each and every shortcut keystroke, every possible patient/order/physician screen, be patient, and I'll have more postings later on. I've enjoyed finding stories and videos for Tuesday's Show & Tail, and linking up with my pal Angela for this weekly event. I hope you have found those postings entertaining! Right now I'm singing -
"- HI-HO - it's off to work I go -"