Venting

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by kthom, May 7, 2015.

  1. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Yeah I'm just salty about it. I want my mom to be safe and the SIP is really getting to her mentally.
     
  2. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Of course you do! I think we’ve all hit covid fatigue, and especially want at-risk loved ones protected ASAP.
     
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  3. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    So I’m teaching a combo class this year and the union negotiated a stipend for us during distance learning. In the MOU, it says we get $2000 in January and June however I only got $1000 today (which amounts to barely $500 after taxes). I’m so pissed. I just emailed the union asking them to clarify. If it’s $2k total split into 2 payments, that was not at all clear in the MOU. With everything going on with Ben (he pooped Monday and not since AGAIN), I really needed that money. I am really at a fuck everyone point right now.
     
  4. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    That sucks that they didn’t set an accurate expectation of what they would do.
     
  5. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I work with a bunch of magat plague rats, and it was hitting me hard earlier. One woman talking about how horrible the lockdown is for her kid's dance whatever and bitching about "...didn't spend all this money on a special dance floor and flying down a choreographer only to have her dance in the kitchen!"

    Fuck off.
     
  6. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Update - there's a patient who has been here a few days in antepartum. She tested covid negative on day 1 but is now showing symptoms. Same nurses are twitterpated.

    Fuck off.
     
  7. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    That would be shitty no matter what, but you’d hope people working in health care would have better judgement, empathy, and well, everything.
     
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  8. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    My grandmother fell and shattered her hip. She’s 92. Made it through surgery this morning but tested positive on a rapid covid test. My aunt and uncle are aghast and can’t believe it. My uncle the pastor who never quit having services (which grandma attends) and going out to breakfast with members.
    I just. I hope it’s wrong and they do a PCR that’s negative but like. No shit. I hope they don’t kill her.
     
  9. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I'm so sorry CW. I hope it was a false positive.
     
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  10. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    @CoolWife really hope it’s a false negative. Best wishes to grandma.
     
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  11. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm sorry CW. Hoping she has mild symptoms if the positive result bears out.
     
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  12. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Just found out my brother’s friend died from an overdose. Very similar guy to my brother - in high school a really fun, good natured guy, and over the years the more he used, the more you saw the things that made him awesome erode because of addiction. We traveled with this guy, saw him grow up. I figured this ending was coming at some point, but it doesn’t make it less sad.

    There’s just been so much misfortune with people I know lately. It seems like everyone I know has lost someone this year.
     
  13. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I’m sorry Fish. Hugs <3
     
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  14. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    I’m sorry , CW. I hope she has a quick and easy recovery. Surgery recovery at that age is hard enough without the Covid complication.

    Oh fish, that’s such sad news. I’m sorry for your loss.
     
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  15. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Thanks guys. She seems to be doing ok. They won’t retest her now, just keep her on the covid floor until she leaves.

    Fish that’s awful, so tragic. I’m sorry.
     
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  16. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    @CoolWife how’s grandma doing today?

    Fuck this month. Just found out my friend is dying of cancer; she only has a few weeks or months, they’re not sure yet. They thought she was in remission the last few months when instead the cancer was metastisizing.
     
  17. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Haven’t heard so I assume ok.

    That is so shitty, I’m so sorry.
     
  18. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Fish, I’m so sorry! You’ve had a lot to deal with in such a short time.
     
  19. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    That's just too much, Fish. I'm so sorry <3