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Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:16 PM

Friday Night Red Wine Buzz. Ask me anything.

Man, what a hella week. As usual when we get a new clinic manager, our new guy wants to make a name for himself by increasing the productivity of his clinics.

No manager has ever figured out how to to that in an effective way short of magically making everyone in the community sick.

I heard he's actually going out on the streets and buttonholing people to tell them aobut the clinic. "They get you whatever you need!"

Which makes us sound like a pill-mill.

Asshole.

I should probably give him a list of the names of the clinic managers I've outlasted in nine years of practice. I wouldn't give him long odds for a lengthy tenure as manager.

Anyway, I need a fucking drink...

I love you all...

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Reply Friday Night Red Wine Buzz. Ask me anything. (Original post)
Aristus Jun 2019 OP
Yonnie3 Jun 2019 #1
Aristus Jun 2019 #3
applegrove Jun 2019 #30
underpants Jun 2019 #2
Aristus Jun 2019 #4
underpants Jun 2019 #24
Aristus Jun 2019 #25
underpants Jun 2019 #27
Aristus Jun 2019 #29
panader0 Jun 2019 #7
Hoyt Jun 2019 #5
Aristus Jun 2019 #6
rusty quoin Jun 2019 #12
Aristus Jun 2019 #13
rusty quoin Jun 2019 #17
Aristus Jun 2019 #19
backtoblue Jun 2019 #8
Aristus Jun 2019 #10
backtoblue Jun 2019 #16
Aristus Jun 2019 #18
backtoblue Jun 2019 #22
Aristus Jun 2019 #23
sprinkleeninow Jun 2019 #9
Aristus Jun 2019 #11
sprinkleeninow Jun 2019 #14
Aristus Jun 2019 #20
Laffy Kat Jun 2019 #15
Aristus Jun 2019 #21
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #26
Aristus Jun 2019 #28
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #31
Aristus Jun 2019 #32
juxtaposed Jun 2019 #33
Aristus Jun 2019 #36
cilla4progress Jun 2019 #34
Aristus Jun 2019 #37
emmaverybo Jun 2019 #35
Aristus Jun 2019 #38
emmaverybo Jun 2019 #39
Aristus Jun 2019 #40

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:23 PM

1. One question and a comment

What is the Red Wine you are drinking?

We had a series of managers of very questionable competence. We had a saying, "there is no manager so bad we can't out wait them." The average stay for a manager was less than a year while the senior folks in the engineering office had between 15 and 8 years. I drank a lot in those days.

Cheers!

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:25 PM

3. Yellow Tail Merlot.

I don't drink Merlot much anymore. Shiraz is a lot spicer. And their Cabernet has more body and a better finish.

But I thought I'd give it a try after several years without. It's okay. Probably back to the Cab on the next bottle...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:36 AM

30. Oh yellow tail shiraz is my favourite. Back when I drank. Thanks

for the memory.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:24 PM

2. Does this look infected?

Asking for a friend.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:26 PM

4. Are you holding it up to the monitor?

n/t

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:25 AM

24. LOL

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Response to underpants (Reply #24)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:32 AM

25. Yep. Definitely infected.

You're going to die. Sorry about that...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:34 AM

27. I knew that

Can I use your post to skip work on Monday? Oh crap, the budget meeting....can't miss it.

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Response to underpants (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:36 AM

29. Sure. You can count my post as a document written by a licensed medical provider.

So give it a shot.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:32 PM

7. I love this place.

The laughter helps me digest my dinner.
And yes, it does.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:27 PM

5. The clinic can operate without him, but not without healthcare professionals.

Short-term, anyway.

Good luck putting up with the new dumbass.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:30 PM

6. My clinical team is the most important thing in my professional life.

The clinic manager thinks he's the coach of the team.

I need to tell him he's not the coach; he's the equipment manager. His job is to give us what we need and then stay out of our way.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:43 PM

12. So he is like a supply sergeant?

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:45 PM

13. Sort of.

But he thinks he's the CO.

But my team is the one with the firepower. I just wish I could fire him...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:49 PM

17. It's usually white confident men who get into places of power who know nothing and get paid well.

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:54 PM

19. He's actually Hispanic.

Puerto Rican.

He's a former cop, so he really thinks he's the shit. He's decided to take a disliking to my assistant. He's making life so hard for her, she had to file a grievance with the union. If she quits because of his jackholing, then I'm quitting too. And he can explain to upper management how he managed to lose one of his most productive providers.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:37 PM

8. Cheers and happy Friday!

Ok, my question is A or B?

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:40 PM

10. B.

Okay. What do I get?



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Response to Aristus (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:48 PM

16. Good answer!


B is the blue solo cup for my glass of wine tonight.

A would've been a measuring cup.

We both win!


I'm drinking (not from a box) Gallo Family cafe zinfandel.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #16)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:51 PM

18. Drinking from the same cup...



I feel like I hardly know you...



You know, a lot of vintners are coming around to the idea of wine in a box. There's less oxidation, and it's more environmently friendly. So, no shame. Get wine in a box, if you want to...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #18)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:57 PM

22. The solo cups can be planet friendly too

My son loaded the dish washer last week and put three of them in it.


I didn't realize it until the cycle was over, but they didn't melt!

And they fit so much better than wine glasses...lol

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:07 AM

23. True!

Winglasses can't be bent and smushed and twisted into the upper rack like Solo cups.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:38 PM

9. I have no inkling why I included in my grocery order this last week

SweetWater 'Blue' brew. Essence of blueberry. It pairs well with PANCAKES!

Ended up giving the 6 pack to our priest who helped me roll out the gigantic trash cans for collection the next day.

I need a pivo drinking pahdner.

No, not him!!

Na z'drovje y'all. 🍻

Oh, and, I 💚 you also Ari...

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:41 PM

11. Aw...

Only one other DU-er (long gone now...) ever called me 'Ari'. I like it.



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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:47 PM

14. Don't know what came over me to do dat.

😉

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:54 PM

20. No, I like it.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:47 PM

15. Anytime an MBA gets involved in clinic management it's bad news.

So sorry.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:56 PM

21. He's not an MBA. He's a former cop.

A swaggering, self-important asshole.

He's great at making sure the clinic gets re-painted, and that the windows have blinds. But he's terrible at managing people...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:33 AM

26. Ok, I just have to ask

What's the best pickup line to use for the tall redhead I saw at the bar the other night?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #26)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:35 AM

28. "Hi."

Who knows? It might work.

It worked for me numerous times, back in the day...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #28)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:46 AM

31. Oh, I tried that, but I was drunk and it came out all slurred

Like "Haaaiiisshhhslllsjliooooooo!"

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #31)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:48 AM

32. Oh, okay.

Probably the only save for that is: "I'm sorry. That sounded better when it was still in my head. Anyway, I'd like to buy you a drink."

Try that if occasion arises.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:05 AM

33. Ok, what do you do exactly, it's a clinic not a hospital so no operations, mri, cath-labs, some

x-rays.

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Response to juxtaposed (Reply #33)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 09:17 AM

36. I'm a Physician Assistant, providing medical care in a clinic for our homeless community.

We get some mainstream patients sometimes; spillover from our mainstream clinic a couple of blocks away.

Our clinic system is a private not-for-profit, but most of the people in upper administration get pretty tasty salaries. They're always pushing us to see more, more, more patients.

I'm not a fan of large numbers of patient encounters. The more patients on the schedule, the less time I have to spend with each one. That's not how to do good quality clinical medicine.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 02:28 AM

34. My question:

How's it hangin', Aristus?

Good to see you here tonight with a buzz on! ❤

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #34)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 09:18 AM

37. Down a little...




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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 04:04 AM

35. Thank you. Insomniac Emma here and I like your headline. Having one glass and then to bed.

Thanks for being here. And Salut.




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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #35)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 03:03 PM

38. I hope you were finally able to get to sleep.

Insomnia sucks.

I've had insomnia for decades...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #38)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 03:37 PM

39. Oh thanks for reply and commiseration, Aristus. Enjoy yr. posts. I did. Reading here helps.

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #39)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 03:47 PM

40. My conversation puts people to sleep, too...

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