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Job? Nope. Science? Sure. Having Fun? Always!

Great Quote of the day: Greek Philosopher Epicurus said: "Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not;but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for."

So, I did NOT get the job at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Which I am not horribly upset about, but I am concerned that with so many of us looking for jobs, God only knows what the winning qualifications are. I did ask for more than what they wanted to pay, which could have easily disqualified me, and when they told me the salary I was honestly fine with it. I bet they hired a less experienced person who was willing to take the salary without question, but this is the business world so I wish that person the best at their new job.
In the meantime, a friend of mine and I are brainstorming ways to get into NJ's hospital system as Certified Oncology Massage Therapists. (Memorial Sloan will not take us because we do not have NY Licensure, good times.)
Our health care system is in massive disarray, as most of you know, and when it comes to palliative care, which does not just apply to hospice, you can have an appendectomy and still get palliative treatment, the health care system (INSURANCE COMPANIES) have yet to see the financial benefit. Yes, proof of profit is what will make a hospital and insurance company okay something. I know it is a business, but honestly, whoever came up with this needs a punch in the face....So, we are going to undertake the task of wearing them down. Look out Blue Cross, I am coming to reform ya'!! I get my Public Health degree, takes bets on how long it will be before I am arrested on CSPAN. HA!

I use music when working in my sewing/writing/knitting world, here are just a few of my current favorites (not everything is new, I go back Waaaaaaaaaaay back sometimes)

Random Fun stuff:
I need to get to FIT to see Gothic: Dark Glamour
How GREAT are these aprons??
Hat heaven!!



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