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Name: Bertha. What else?
Gender: Female
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Home country: home, sweet home
Current location: Fountain Valley, CA
Member since: Wed Oct 15, 2003, 09:30 PM
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question for those who know about the hiring process

At what point in the hiring process is a background check done?

Posted by Bertha Venation | Sun Jul 26, 2015, 02:34 PM (17 replies)

I think my meds have fried my brain. Your experience?

I can't sustain a thought for more than a couple of seconds, can't concentrate on anything. My short-term memory is crap. Just crap. And just now I'm doing my budget and I have to go over every number several times to try to convince myself that it's right, and I'm still not convinced. And I'm using a spreadsheet.

I have taken four psych drugs for about six years.* They work fantastically well. There's been one slight change in all that time that didn't throw me off balance. We've made four other attempts through the years that proved disastrous. Although my psychiatrist and I talk about it on every visit, and she wants very badly to get me off of at least one of these, I don't see a future in getting off any of them.

I can't help but think it is the meds that have fried my brain. Of course I could be wrong - but how to tell? I'm all beshit and forty miles from water.

What's been your experience with meds/brain function?

* I've taken meds for depression for about 30 years
Posted by Bertha Venation | Sun Jul 26, 2015, 12:31 PM (16 replies)

What do you listen to? Looking for Music. Esp. Pandora users.

I am trying to expand my mind (yes, I already have some acid rock) and heart and listening library. Maybe you can help!

Pandora users: will you please tell me what channels you listen to, and what genres they play?

Others: will you please tell me what you listen to?

Also, I'd be interested in podcasts, if you have any you'd care to mention.

Posted by Bertha Venation | Tue Jul 21, 2015, 10:30 PM (7 replies)

The thing about how someone on welfare can have nice things

I need to find this for a discussion I'm in on FB.

It's written in the first person. About how her cell phone is an annual xmas gift from her father, her kids' toys are gifts, etc.

If you know what I'm talking about, do you know where to find it?
Posted by Bertha Venation | Fri Jul 10, 2015, 10:42 PM (1 replies)
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