Yikes!!! I won't complain about my job again any time soon! That's stupid that you were docked 15 minutes for being a minute late. Our system has to be down to the second if you clock in from a 30 minute lunch and often I'll end up with 31 minutes because the machine keeps telling me I'm too early. Nobody has told me I've gotten any penalties, so I think I'm ok.
Well retail has its own set of challenges too!
I was just "adding a clock in" for my lunch... but then we got in trouble for that too. But seriously... I may just start doing it again. What are they going to do? Fire me? I've been there 19 years... they are already so freaking short techs now they are having to have RN's do the job... and paying them their regular wages which is about $22 an hour more than what I make anyway.
Originally Posted by Rex Dopey24
Originally Posted by brand42
Meditech!!! Argh!!! Say no more. When we "upgraded" last year, it took an entire month for everyone to get up to speed on it but even now, we haven't worked out kinks. Orders can get changed but it may not show up which is asking for trouble.
Yup... and for some reason they have where we can order labs and stuff from our "sister" continuing care facility, and the out patient center... I've ordered X-rays on in patients for the outpatient center, and I ordered a cord blood ABG on a 70 year old lady...
Does using the heater make the gas bill go higher?
If said heater is in a car, the heat itself is absolutely free. The heat comes from a small radiator, and if it's not used, then the heat goes to the big radiator in front. The fan uses a very small amount of energy, which ultimately comes from the gas that the engine uses, but it's so small that you'd never notice it.
If it's a house, then most certainly, heat costs money. Figure roughly a 3 - 5% increase in the gas bill for every 1º the thermostat is turned up. The greater the difference in temperature inside vs. outside, the higher the % increase.
A typical electric heater uses about 1500 Watts of electricity when it's running full blast. I don't know what your electricity costs, mine is about 12¢ per kilowatthour. 1500 Watts is 1.5 kilowatts, so 12¢ X 1.5 = 18¢ for every hour the heater runs.
Generally speaking, if you're heating only one or maybe two rooms, it's cheaper to use electric heaters in those rooms and have the rest of the house fairly cold; like 55 or 60º.
My house is 3400 sq. feet, two story. It's pickin cold around here this time of year! I heat with either wood or propane. Mostly wood. My propane bill was $750 this year, this was for all of last year. If I didn't heat with wood, it'd be that much for two months!!!