Adventures in Retirement

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Oh, Crap!

River Oaks Hospital, formerly Twelve Oaks Medical Center

River Oaks Hospital, formerly Twelve Oaks Medical Center

Someone has really got to do something about the economy. Until July I worked for a mid-sized hospital. In the 13 years I worked there, the hospital was always struggling with diminishing income (Medicare payments, etc.) and increasing demands on its resources. But President Bush and all the media have been saying the economy is doing so well!

My personal experience says they’re misinformed or lying.  Almost all the people I know are also having a bad time in one way or another.  One relative recently lost her job and then got rehired part-time (no benefits, of course).  Another relative thinks his job could go at any time and is keeping his fingers crossed.  The economy is benefiting the haves, and the have-nots keep voting as though they were rich folks.  How very illogical!

Now that I’ve lost my job, I can’t use the mail order prescription house that came tied to my job. I couldn’t afford to buy any medications right now, anyway. It’s too depressing to think about what will happen to our health if I don’t find another job soon. Oh, crap!