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Aristus

(66,916 posts)
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 04:45 PM Apr 11

Man, oh man! I just saw some backpedaling so hard, they could have done the Tour de France backwards!

The "You're not working hard enough" types who recently pissed in my corn flakes just did a "Gracious! Did WE do that?!?"

No doubt after getting a monumental WTF??? from the rest of the float pool, they have amended their 'do another provider's work for him' fiddlyfuck to "We're sorry! We're sorry! We meant 'only if that provider requests help first'!"

So, with any luck, that is sorted out. I'll ask for an apology for their abusive language some other time. Right now, I'm just going to savor the fact that their explanatory e-mail reeks of apologia. Someone higher up than they must have asked them "Is this really how you want to treat trained, seasoned, experienced, and dedicated professionals?"

I can't thank you all enough for your supportive messages. My dear, darling Loungers are the best. I love you all.

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Man, oh man! I just saw some backpedaling so hard, they could have done the Tour de France backwards! (Original Post) Aristus Apr 11 OP
???? EarnestPutz Apr 11 #1
Link: Ptah Apr 11 #3
Awesome kiddo gay texan Apr 11 #2
Thank you. Aristus Apr 11 #5
Yay, that's awesome. wendyb-NC Apr 11 #4
Good. I don't know how they thought that would fly. LoisB Apr 11 #6
What a relief! Nittersing Apr 11 #7
I am so happy for you Aristus. debm55 Apr 11 #8
Yay! Easterncedar Apr 11 #9
Happy for you and for your call out on obviously flawed decision. Deuxcents Apr 11 #10
Great, and have you had your celebration drink yet?? a kennedy Apr 11 #11
I'd have loved to be a fly on the wall for Joinfortmill Apr 11 #12
And we love you back!!! I am so glad that I do not have to come up there niyad Apr 11 #13
Yes, we DO INDEED love you back, Aristus! calimary Apr 11 #14
I'd hate to have to count the bodies you left in your wake. Aristus Apr 11 #16
Higher ups in HR/Legal must've heard - TBF Apr 11 #15
Bask in the glory of shutting down 'the man/woman' MLAA Apr 11 #17
WHEW! WELL deserved, and THANKS for the image, elleng Apr 11 #18
Wow, that was fast PatSeg Apr 11 #19
That Resolved Quickly ProfessorGAC Apr 11 #20
Nope. Aristus Apr 11 #21
As Expected ProfessorGAC Apr 11 #23
Aw we knew you were mentally composing Warpy Apr 11 #22
So relieved for you, and hope all goes well from now on. 💕😉 Hekate Apr 11 #24
In my former practice, and the ultimately 11 other practices... 3catwoman3 Apr 11 #25
So glad to hear this! Trueblue Texan Apr 12 #26
Nice to hear it. Let us know when you're out of the (float) pool and on staff. SupportSanity Apr 12 #27
At least someone can feel shame for their stupid decisions SouthernDem4ever Apr 12 #28
"We were taken out of context!" n/t malthaussen Apr 13 #29

Deuxcents

(16,954 posts)
10. Happy for you and for your call out on obviously flawed decision.
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 05:39 PM
Apr 11

You may not get the apology you deserve but your actions seem to have garnered respect from others you work with and the next level that could make the change.

Joinfortmill

(14,881 posts)
12. I'd have loved to be a fly on the wall for
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 06:16 PM
Apr 11

that conversation. Very cool. Carry on the good work, doc. We need you folks!

niyad

(115,153 posts)
13. And we love you back!!! I am so glad that I do not have to come up there
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 06:27 PM
Apr 11

and out my 5-inch heels to good use!

Do keep us posted, in case they try more sneaky stuff!

Aristus

(66,916 posts)
16. I'd hate to have to count the bodies you left in your wake.
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 06:40 PM
Apr 11


Thank you so much for your help and support...

TBF

(32,334 posts)
15. Higher ups in HR/Legal must've heard -
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 06:36 PM
Apr 11

They absolutely did not treat you with respect. I also wondered if what they were suggested would be legal. If you were not the treating physician could you legally prescribe meds, etc - it seemed like this was a very bad plan from bean counters who had no clue what they were doing. I'm glad things have been set right.

MLAA

(17,574 posts)
17. Bask in the glory of shutting down 'the man/woman'
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 07:03 PM
Apr 11

My guess is legal got a whiff and realized it was a HIPPA nightmare!

ProfessorGAC

(66,266 posts)
20. That Resolved Quickly
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 07:33 PM
Apr 11

Tells me you didn't exaggerate a bit. It clearly scared the daylights out of someone higher up.
Glad for you.

Aristus

(66,916 posts)
21. Nope.
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 07:37 PM
Apr 11

All told exactly the way it happened. Rather than the higher-ups getting involved, I suspect it was the providers whose in-boxes we were being ordered to poke around in that had objections. Anyway, while we were under that idiotic order, the in-box material I found amounted to little more than documents that the provider had completed, but not signed off on yet. Signing off on routine documents that aren't patient chart notes does not generate revenue.

Don't think they thought that one through, or how the providers in question might have responded.

Warpy

(111,908 posts)
22. Aw we knew you were mentally composing
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 08:00 PM
Apr 11

The World's Rudest Resignation Letter (TM) and so did they, apparently.

Of course, any reasonably efficient worker who periodically cleans out his/her in box can certainly take on a few more tasks, right? How on earth did you amass the gall to object to that? You mean s/he's going to QUIT? Oh, no!
s/
And if you do quit, it gets funny fast. First there's the blame :I can't find such and such and we need it NOW" "Look in my email inbox, everything since ,my last day is now all yours." "But there's 80 pieces of stuff in there!" "Can't help you, I don't work there any more." That is soon followed by the begging to come in at a consultant's pay, what do you mean you need it in advance?

Yes, the management overreach boogie is a fun dance if you've ever done it. It looks like one of them managed to dimly realize tha's just what was about to happen and made the rest of them reconsider. I imagine screaming and threats were involved.

Just realize this is likely to happen again some time. so keep that rude resignation letter ready to type out. Know your worth, put on your dancing shoes, and have fun!

3catwoman3

(24,387 posts)
25. In my former practice, and the ultimately 11 other practices...
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 10:25 PM
Apr 11

…that were part of our consortium, it was specifically forbidden to go into the chart of a patient you were not caring for, and you could get your ass in a sling if you did.

So glad to hear this idiocy had such a short” half-life,” so to speak.

Trueblue Texan

(2,491 posts)
26. So glad to hear this!
Fri Apr 12, 2024, 08:19 AM
Apr 12

It doesn't actually surprise me that corporate medicine would try to make highly educated and trained medical personnel into mere wage slaves who must earn their keep by logging in production requirements. But I'm glad they backed off.

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