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Addiction LXXVI

Old 10-25-19, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by gnome View Post
For different flavours of velomobile try velomobiel.ro . They have a US dealer in Texas. An Alpha7 weighs about 21-22kg. And will lighten your wallet significantly.
Thanks for the link. Some good looking machines there, but the website is horrendous.

EDIT: Found a bit more info elsewhere. 10,000 euros, VAT included. It is not too bad.

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Old 10-25-19, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
Thanks for the link. Some good looking machines there, but the website is horrendous.

EDIT: Found a bit more info elsewhere. 10,000 euros, VAT included. It is not too bad.
That would buy a whole FLEET of Saturns!
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When you put it that way, it makes it even more appealing.
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Not at the railroad. You are in from Day 1. Same with the pension plan and 401(K). (I believe the union 401(K) plan has a 60-day waiting period.) But I have been here since 2001, so I don't know what things are like elsewhere.
Yeah, the federal gov't doesn't dick people around like that either, but it's unusual in many respects.
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Hey I need a reality check, at least from those who are employed.

I just saw a patient who I have known for over 15 years. He said he was probably going to see a different doctor in the future. His reason? His wife (a nurse) interviewed for a job with my organization (different office) and was given an offer but told that health benefits have a 60 day "wait," and he thought that was unfair and mean.

I asked my office manager and she seems to think this is pretty much standard operating procedure for the 21st century.

Any thoughts or feedback?

I told the patient I am sorry about the situation and respect his decision if he wants to get his care elsewhere. He was pretty firm about how he felt.
In the manufacturing sector, particularly petrochemicals, that is not standard. Health care benefits begin immediately and include open enrollment no matter what time of year you start the new job. Pre-existing conditons are generally covered. Now savings plans are a different story, often not kicking in for a full year. But the prospective employee could utilize COBRA to bridge the health care benefits gap, so even though the policy is not particularly generous, it should not cause a hardship.
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I got a really nice haircut during lunch.
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But did you get sofritas?
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I got a really nice haircut during lunch.
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Time to crack a beer and (prolly) swear at my computer as I upgrade things a bit.

I didn't realize that my current ssd was only 240gb and that I didn't have much room left on it, so I decided to get a newer, faster, more spacious model.



1TB on this little thing. Crazy.
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
Thanks for the link. Some good looking machines there, but the website is horrendous.

EDIT: Found a bit more info elsewhere. 10,000 euros, VAT included. It is not too bad.
Be sure to budget for speeding tickets!

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Old 10-25-19, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Hey I need a reality check, at least from those who are employed.

I just saw a patient who I have known for over 15 years. He said he was probably going to see a different doctor in the future. His reason? His wife (a nurse) interviewed for a job with my organization (different office) and was given an offer but told that health benefits have a 60 day "wait," and he thought that was unfair and mean.

I asked my office manager and she seems to think this is pretty much standard operating procedure for the 21st century.

Any thoughts or feedback?

I told the patient I am sorry about the situation and respect his decision if he wants to get his care elsewhere. He was pretty firm about how he felt.
Ya never know somebody til you live with them. Tell him not to let the doorknob hit him . . . you know the rest. But I know you’re too nice for that. Then tell him you’d be happy to have his records sent to wherever he chooses.
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Old 10-25-19, 04:16 PM
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It’s been 40 years since I started my career so I don’t recollect, but knowing Ma Bell, whom usually spared no expense on its employees, we prolly started medical immediately. Nowadays, those penny-pinching bastids at Verizon probably have a similar 60 day or even longer waiting period.
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Old 10-25-19, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Time to crack a beer and (prolly) swear at my computer as I upgrade things a bit.

I didn't realize that my current ssd was only 240gb and that I didn't have much room left on it, so I decided to get a newer, faster, more spacious model.

1TB on this little thing. Crazy.
Well okay, then. I guess I'm done. Less swearing than expected.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
1TB on this little thing. Crazy.
Is Moore’s law, like, the one good trend in the world?
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Time to crack a beer and (prolly) swear at my computer as I upgrade things a bit.

I didn't realize that my current ssd was only 240gb and that I didn't have much room left on it, so I decided to get a newer, faster, more spacious model.



1TB on this little thing. Crazy.
Some elements of living in the future are pretty awesome!
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Old 10-25-19, 04:49 PM
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Time to crack a beer and (prolly) swear at my computer as I upgrade things a bit.

I didn't realize that my current ssd was only 240gb and that I didn't have much room left on it, so I decided to get a newer, faster, more spacious model.



1TB on this little thing. Crazy.
Are you a hand model? If not, you should be
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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Shocked! Shocked!!
Some friends are down for part of the winter, with their road bikes. We chit chatted a little bit, until it came out that they were familiar with neither the term 'brifters' nor 'not bibs'. What other terms don't they know? I thought that ALL american cyclists would know these things. I see I've been led down the garden path.....
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Some elements of living in the future are pretty awesome!
Really! I just got back from a doctor visit and the nurse said she had her gall bladder removed a few weeks ago. It was done by robot! The surgeon was somewhere else operating a "video game" with two joy sticks.
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They are probably not SERIOUS CYCLISTS.
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And by probably, I mean certainly.
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Shocked! Shocked!!
Some friends are down for part of the winter, with their road bikes. We chit chatted a little bit, until it came out that they were familiar with neither the term 'brifters' nor 'not bibs'. What other terms don't they know? I thought that ALL american cyclists would know these things. I see I've been led down the garden path.....
I never heard those terms before arriving at this site back in 2016. Most definitely led down the road to ruin. As bad as that is, it is offset by learning about awesome shovels Marigold jackets and elegant, lightweight and aero seatposts.
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As in shovels, jackets and seatposts?
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Hey I need a reality check, at least from those who are employed.

I just saw a patient who I have known for over 15 years. He said he was probably going to see a different doctor in the future. His reason? His wife (a nurse) interviewed for a job with my organization (different office) and was given an offer but told that health benefits have a 60 day "wait," and he thought that was unfair and mean.

I asked my office manager and she seems to think this is pretty much standard operating procedure for the 21st century.

Any thoughts or feedback?

I told the patient I am sorry about the situation and respect his decision if he wants to get his care elsewhere. He was pretty firm about how he felt.
A 30 or 60 day wait is commonplace. A lot of companies have a policy that if you are covered for 1 day, the coverage extends to the end of the month. At most you go 30 days paying Cobra - if the company is large enough to be required to offer it. I think it is >20 employees. No reason, in my opinion, to get that hacked off about it. Sounds like he is living paycheck to paycheck.
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His wife (a nurse) interviewed for a job with my organization (different office) and was given an offer but told that health benefits have a 60 day "wait," and he thought that was unfair and mean.
Sounds ridiculous and I've never seen or heard of anything like it. Looks like a red flag to me and I wouldn't take it either.
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