Some people apparently think it’s their obligation to make lapdances as available as possible.
Some highlights: “A 40-foot motor home was converted into a strip club on wheels, offering alcohol and lap dances to football fans outside the stadium before kickoff of Sunday’s
Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, police said.

Six women performed lap dances inside the motor home, charging $20 to $40 depending on whether they danced topless or totally nude, police said Tuesday.
The vehicle, adorned with a sign for strip club Deja Vu, was parked across the street from Raymond James Stadium.”

Now that sounds like something that would occur in the American South, as in Tenessee, the Carolinas, or Alabama.
But it occurred in Florida.
Half-baked indeed.

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This always happens whenever they release a new batch of trainees onto the floor.
For some reason, it matters what seat people sit in.
I can sort of see that from a project point of view, because you want to try to keep the projects separate.
But people can’t sit in the seats near the back where I now sit because they’re not paid for.
Paid for?
Hello, they’re already here, and whether you put people in those seats or other seats, the number of people is still the same.
So why the nitpicking about furniture that’s already been leased/rented/bought?
Are they just supposed to sit here and look pretty.
Corporate America at work.
Isn’t it grand.
On a completely different subject, I got an email this morning from a visitor to the site who says it looks messed up in Firefox and IE.
It doesn’t to me, but then I’m viewing it with a screen reader.
Would anybody be willing to take a look and give some direction?
Either leave comments here or send mail to this address.
I just got a call from someone calling on behalf of a member who was niftar (passed away) last week.
I hate calls like that.
We always have to act so “official” because we’re trying to make sure we get their information taken care of.
This man just received an order from us, so there’s definitely an accompanying bill.
I hope I don’t have to deal with that.
Luckily, the person calling couldn’t verify HIPPA so I got off the proverbial hook.
I hope his relatives find comfort in the coming days.

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Some people apparently think it’s their obligation to make lapdances as available as possible.
Some highlights: “A 40-foot motor home was converted into a strip club on wheels, offering alcohol and lap dances to football fans outside the stadium before kickoff of Sunday’s
Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, police said.

Six women performed lap dances inside the motor home, charging $20 to $40 depending on whether they danced topless or totally nude, police said Tuesday.
The vehicle, adorned with a sign for strip club Deja Vu, was parked across the street from Raymond James Stadium.”

Now that sounds like something that would occur in the American South, as in Tenessee, the Carolinas, or Alabama.
But it occurred in Florida.
Half-baked indeed.

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This always happens whenever they release a new batch of trainees onto the floor.
For some reason, it matters what seat people sit in.
I can sort of see that from a project point of view, because you want to try to keep the projects separate.
But people can’t sit in the seats near the back where I now sit because they’re not paid for.
Paid for?
Hello, they’re already here, and whether you put people in those seats or other seats, the number of people is still the same.
So why the nitpicking about furniture that’s already been leased/rented/bought?
Are they just supposed to sit here and look pretty.
Corporate America at work.
Isn’t it grand.
On a completely different subject, I got an email this morning from a visitor to the site who says it looks messed up in Firefox and IE.
It doesn’t to me, but then I’m viewing it with a screen reader.
Would anybody be willing to take a look and give some direction?
Either leave comments here or send mail to this address.
I just got a call from someone calling on behalf of a member who was niftar (passed away) last week.
I hate calls like that.
We always have to act so “official” because we’re trying to make sure we get their information taken care of.
This man just received an order from us, so there’s definitely an accompanying bill.
I hope I don’t have to deal with that.
Luckily, the person calling couldn’t verify HIPPA so I got off the proverbial hook.
I hope his relatives find comfort in the coming days.

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Today hasn’t been as bad as yesterday was.
Still more calls than I’d like, but it could be worse.
We’ll see what it’s like when I get back on the phone.
I’ve spent my lunch break reading blogs, because I didn’t have enough time to pack a lunch this morning.
I’m still getting used to using the Pacmate as an alarm.
I woke up at around 07:13, which gave me plenty of time to get dressed, but no time to pack a lunch.
No worry though, I’ll eat when I get home.
I’m halfway through the day, which is always a good thing.
I’m kind of sleepy though.
I’d love to take a nap.

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Today hasn’t been as bad as yesterday was.
Still more calls than I’d like, but it could be worse.
We’ll see what it’s like when I get back on the phone.
I’ve spent my lunch break reading blogs, because I didn’t have enough time to pack a lunch this morning.
I’m still getting used to using the Pacmate as an alarm.
I woke up at around 07:13, which gave me plenty of time to get dressed, but no time to pack a lunch.
No worry though, I’ll eat when I get home.
I’m halfway through the day, which is always a good thing.
I’m kind of sleepy though.
I’d love to take a nap.

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This is what we have to deal with on a fairly regular basis, except this time it’s taken the system down completely.

Serious Application Container Issue
HTTP/1.0 200 OK Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 16:08:27 GMT Content-Type: text/html;charset=iso-8859-1 Server: SilverStream Server/10.0

Serious Application Container Issue
If you see this message, a serious problem has occurred from which the application cannot recover.

Please contact support immediately with the information provided. Then close your browser to access the application again.

Exception type is :com.sssw.shr.http.AgoServletException
Exception message is :Error while forwarding request to /db_name/SilverStream/Pages/PagenameXSLTransformer
Please close the browser window before restarting your application.

ERROR : Some unexpected exception occurred during the application login process. Access is denied. Please try again or call support. [ UserInfo : 9001 ]
NoReponse. No known context has been provided. 463930669

Now, in a logic-rich environment, we’d be giving downtime verbage (never mind the fact that the thing is a piece of crap anyway) and having the callers call back in thirty minutes.
Instead, we’re told to put the caller on hold, act like we’re doing something, refresh the caller every few seconds, and then finally explain to them that the system is unavailable.
Brilliant.
That’ll win us some awards.

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Today hasn’t started off well at all.
The alarm didn’t go off again, and the time is set correctly.
I think I’m just going to have to chuck the thing and rely on the Pacmate.
I’ll have to get used to waking up with that alarm.
Then, when I got to work, the system locked up when I clocked in.
I really don’t need that happening because it’s already effected one paycheck.
My paycheck last week was a couple of dollars short, six dollars to be exact.
Then, when I went to put the phone headset on, I found that someone has stolen the little foamy earpiece.
Ghetto bastards!
I don’t have fifty cents to replace it right now.
I really shouldn’t have to replace it.
People should just leave anything alone that doesn’t belong to them.
Is it really that hard?
If they want to steal each other’s stuff, fine.
But leave my stuff alone.
This isn’t supposed to be the ghetto, so don’t act like it is.
Then again, why am I surprised?
It may as well be the ghetto, given the people who get hired out here.
I plan to post about my Thanksgiving holiday later.
Hope everyone had a good one.

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This is what we have to deal with on a fairly regular basis, except this time it’s taken the system down completely.

Serious Application Container Issue
HTTP/1.0 200 OK Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 16:08:27 GMT Content-Type: text/html;charset=iso-8859-1 Server: SilverStream Server/10.0

Serious Application Container Issue
If you see this message, a serious problem has occurred from which the application cannot recover.

Please contact support immediately with the information provided. Then close your browser to access the application again.

Exception type is :com.sssw.shr.http.AgoServletException
Exception message is :Error while forwarding request to /db_name/SilverStream/Pages/PagenameXSLTransformer
Please close the browser window before restarting your application.

ERROR : Some unexpected exception occurred during the application login process. Access is denied. Please try again or call support. [ UserInfo : 9001 ]
NoReponse. No known context has been provided. 463930669

Now, in a logic-rich environment, we’d be giving downtime verbage (never mind the fact that the thing is a piece of crap anyway) and having the callers call back in thirty minutes.
Instead, we’re told to put the caller on hold, act like we’re doing something, refresh the caller every few seconds, and then finally explain to them that the system is unavailable.
Brilliant.
That’ll win us some awards.

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Today hasn’t started off well at all.
The alarm didn’t go off again, and the time is set correctly.
I think I’m just going to have to chuck the thing and rely on the Pacmate.
I’ll have to get used to waking up with that alarm.
Then, when I got to work, the system locked up when I clocked in.
I really don’t need that happening because it’s already effected one paycheck.
My paycheck last week was a couple of dollars short, six dollars to be exact.
Then, when I went to put the phone headset on, I found that someone has stolen the little foamy earpiece.
Ghetto bastards!
I don’t have fifty cents to replace it right now.
I really shouldn’t have to replace it.
People should just leave anything alone that doesn’t belong to them.
Is it really that hard?
If they want to steal each other’s stuff, fine.
But leave my stuff alone.
This isn’t supposed to be the ghetto, so don’t act like it is.
Then again, why am I surprised?
It may as well be the ghetto, given the people who get hired out here.
I plan to post about my Thanksgiving holiday later.
Hope everyone had a good one.

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I just got a call from someone who got totally screwed by someone a lot higher up in the food chain than me.
The notes said that the member could not be located, along with the doctor because they were in a hurricane-effected area, and this was on 10/25.
They apparently told the caller that they were working on it, that the prescriptions were in the system, and that everything would be fine.
The prescriptions are not in the system, (deleted or otherwise), and the messages were very vague.
Go client!

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You can definitely tell it’s the holidays from the attitudes of our callers today.
We’re getting yelled at left and right, and several of the supervisor calls have actually been escalated to real supervisors.
These people just need to pay their bills like they’re supposed to, and things would be just fine.
The clincher was from a woman who insisted she wasn’t going to pay $53 for 30 pills, when her doctor wrote the prescription for 30 pills for 30 days.
We sat there going round and round about it, because we can’t take the pills back unless they’re narcotics, which these weren’t.
I’m already not in a cheery mood.
I hope my mom isn’t in a bad mood when she shows up or things could get interesting.

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I just got a call from someone who got totally screwed by someone a lot higher up in the food chain than me.
The notes said that the member could not be located, along with the doctor because they were in a hurricane-effected area, and this was on 10/25.
They apparently told the caller that they were working on it, that the prescriptions were in the system, and that everything would be fine.
The prescriptions are not in the system, (deleted or otherwise), and the messages were very vague.
Go client!

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You can definitely tell it’s the holidays from the attitudes of our callers today.
We’re getting yelled at left and right, and several of the supervisor calls have actually been escalated to real supervisors.
These people just need to pay their bills like they’re supposed to, and things would be just fine.
The clincher was from a woman who insisted she wasn’t going to pay $53 for 30 pills, when her doctor wrote the prescription for 30 pills for 30 days.
We sat there going round and round about it, because we can’t take the pills back unless they’re narcotics, which these weren’t.
I’m already not in a cheery mood.
I hope my mom isn’t in a bad mood when she shows up or things could get interesting.

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I need to be sitting here doing blog stuff about as much as I need another hole in my head.
However, I can’t sleep because I’m all stuffed up, and I’m drinking some orange juice to try to make myself feel better.
I’m also washing a load of laundry because I’m going to go to my mom’s for Thanksgiving and I found while packing that I need a few more things clean.
I’ve discovered an inline trackback plugin for WordPress and a Google adcents plugin for it as well, and I plan on installing those so I can test them out.
I’ll most likely finish this glass of juice though and head to bed.
I’ll also make a pot of coffee in the morning because I only have one soda left, and that’s for lunch.
I just started looking around at some of this blog stuff, and those who know me know how easy it is for me to get drawn into some technological persuit I have no business being in at that particular time.
But then, that’s when the funnest things strike: When you really need them not to.

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