09.23.2009 83 °F
I had a heart to heart with my broker today. He asked me to vacate my desk so he could rent it out to an insurance agent. He has to or he will be forced to close his office. He was apologetic about it, but reality is, he had no choice.
I'm trying to look at this a positive. The market is so depressed, values so low that there is little activity for any of the 1,800 Realtors in the local area. There too many Realtors for too few deals. I'll keep my license with him, I keep my listings, but no more days sitting bored out of my mind in that office. Besides, working day and night is taking a toll. I'm exhausted, literally.
Heard from T. Things are unsettled on his end. This may or may not be good. If it works the way I hope, it could be an in for me. Hospital politics! Grrr! Sent resumes to all the accredited labs on the island; may need to look at the other islands as well. I'll have seven days to make calls and give interviews. Even if this doesn't work out, I will still be leaving the area. I have too.
Took the self assessment test on the NBRC website. Wow! Things have changed a lot in last 5 years. It has been nearly 9 years since I was involved in patient testing, even the nomenclature has changed, scoring criterion, everything is different. I did fairly well on the practice test. I nearly passed it, which is pretty damn good considering.
Have to research Sandman, the system used at The Queens. I have no experience with it at all. I know Alice inside out. Thankful they don't use Grass. I hated that beast!
Got letters of recommendation from Dr. Pappolla and from Glenn. Mike was so effusive I nearly teared up when I read his letter. He was the best of the best to work with. We never had a piece of paper between us; worked on hand shake for 3 years. Honored his word to the letter, never a quibble. That is unusual these days. We did a good service for less hassle than the hospital based labs and kept a good flow of patients and revenue. Best deal I ever had. Damn Katrina.
Ok, back to the research and studying. I have a knowledge gap to fill.