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140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« on: May 21, 2013, 12:05:08 PM »
An hour drive to get there and at 1:30 it starts. Hopefully happy on the other side. I HATE TESTING!!! >:(

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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 03:23:42 PM »
Jon, all the bad weather, and now this. You must love to be punished :o
 
Did I miss something? Probably lots, what is the test for? and more importantly , has it stopped snowing?
 
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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 09:51:53 PM »
Nothing like being in clinical care, right Jon?

But, immediate frustrations aside, not a bad gig in its entirety...if you have not already, check Bill SFNM thread on "This is Water," and in particular, TXCraig's feedback.

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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 05:23:30 PM »
Welllll....short story, weather is back to normal, green and warm. The test thing is/was a big pain. Our respiratory dept is all of a sudden requiring all of us to pass the advanced Neonatal Pediatric Specialty Exam. I took 2 years of school to pass my RRT boards 23 years ago and have 5 more years to retire and now I have to pour over material on my own to pass a new 140 question, 3 hour test! 2 of the supervisors told me that they were doing it to weed out some of the people they want out >:( what a slap in the face. It has to be done by 5/1/14 or we're out of a job!! Oh,  be informed it will cost you 300 bucks, non-reimbursed!!! Good new is that I PASSED!!! so last nite was celebrated with 2 fat ribeyes on the grill and toooo much brandy :-D :drool: Back to work tonite and smile at them. I'm sure at a few days from 58 I was one of the ones they wanted weeded. About 5 people over 50 have been helped to the door in the last year!! I'm just better at ducking than others!! :P

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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 06:33:30 PM »
Jon,

Great to hear you did so well!   ;D

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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 10:33:29 PM »
Thank you Norma. My hands were shaking so bad when the test proctor gal printed off the results I had to put the paper down on the counter to read it :-[ :-D I wasn't that nervous when I got married!! Come to think of it I was too hungover to be nervous when we got married :P

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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 11:20:12 PM »
Thank you Norma. My hands were shaking so bad when the test proctor gal printed off the results I had to put the paper down on the counter to read it :-[ :-D I wasn't that nervous when I got married!! Come to think of it I was too hungover to be nervous when we got married :P

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Lol John!  :-D  I am glad things went okay for you.  You sure gave me a good chuckle tonight.  What the heck were you too hungover when you got married for..lol

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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 11:35:14 PM »
Most excellent our man Jon...Congratulations dude, YEAAAY!!!   8)
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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013, 11:53:21 PM »
What the heck were you too hungover when you got married for..lol    Norma

I remember being woking up by my "then" fiance's foot as I was curled around the toilette passed out. I said, "really, I just stopped for a couple and everybody kept buying me shots" :-X She told me we had to be there in a  couple hours........As we were standing there getting married all I could think of was how bad my head hurt!!! :-D

Most excellent our man Jon...Congratulations dude, YEAAAY!!!   8)

Thanks bob, I hated every minute of it and had about 15 minutes to spare at the end!!

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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2013, 11:55:06 PM »
Most excellent our man Jon...Congratulations dude, YEAAAY!!!   8)

 ^^^ Good job Jon... at our age tests are no fun ;D
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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2013, 01:36:41 AM »
^^^ Good job Jon... at our age tests are no fun ;D

I don't remember liking them at ANY age, just a bit more angst nowadays!

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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2013, 03:44:32 AM »
I don't remember liking them at ANY age, just a bit more angst nowadays!

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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2013, 08:30:47 AM »
I remember being woking up by my "then" fiance's foot as I was curled around the toilette passed out. I said, "really, I just stopped for a couple and everybody kept buying me shots" :-X She told me we had to be there in a  couple hours........As we were standing there getting married all I could think of was how bad my head hurt!!! :-D

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Jon,

That was a great story!  ;)  Thanks for sharing.  I could not imagine getting married feeling that bad.   :-X

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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2013, 11:26:15 AM »
Jon, congrats. I am 62 and have been a cardiology tech for 30+ years. Now they say that I can no longer do tests on Medicare pts in the hospital. Ok in the clinic. So they want me to take a 2 yr course and get certified. Fortunately for me they grandfathered me into my position 23 yrs ago, so I said, no problem, I will work in the clinic, no more weekends or holidays, I am so sad. Also good that I am the senior tech and ....
anyway, you did good!!!!


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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2013, 06:18:42 PM »
Don't ya just love hospital politics??
Forgot to post the celebration ribeyes that made it allll better after the test :drool:
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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2013, 06:21:15 PM »
Don't ya just love hospital politics??
Forgot to post the celebration ribeyes that made it allll better after the test :drool:
Where's the wife's steak  ;D....you deserved both of those Jon; you did good man!  8)
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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2013, 09:49:06 PM »
ACTUALLY...........she only ate half of hers and I finished off the rest of it, a few more brandies and I didn't feel the guilt a bit >:D :-D

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Re: 140 questions and 3 hours of stress
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2013, 09:59:55 PM »
ACTUALLY...........she only ate half of hers and I finished off the rest of it, a few more brandies and I didn't feel the guilt a bit >:D :-D

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