My district rep was out today. Because of thejob I do, he likes me and therefore I get alot of "special" claims paid. He tells me I am the best in my district. Nice words to hear, especially for a paranoid manic-depressant like me. I go to work each day believing it will be my last, that I will be fired for something or other. I know I do a good job and that I won't, but I still feel that way. Anyhow, I found out my current scores and they are quite good. Claims that have something out of the ordinary as compared to other dealers in my region go into a digital file called a claims status report. One of my jobs is to see that claims don't go in this file. Now, it is impossible to keep all claims out of there but you have to keep as many as you can. An audit is triggered when the claims in this file reach a certain percentage of the overall paid claims. So, I look at this two-fold. I keep as many claims out of dcr while at the same time making sure any claims that do go in are good claims that will stand up in the event of an audit.
On a different note, I am wore out. I have been working six weeks straight non-stop. The money is good, nothing like 20 hours of overtime a week, but it sure takes a toll on a person. I am training a new "booker" (a person that "books" or prepares the tickets for invoicing) and she is doing a good job. I think if she can quit worrying what everyone is saying about her (which is only the other young women) and just focus on work, she will be fine. I will keep encouraging her.
I have stated before my beliefs about God and how He works, sometimes in ways we don't expect. I have also always believed that if I just do my job the best I can and not worry about what others are getting paid, etc. then it will all work out in the end. It is happening once again to me. Last year, when they moved my boss next door and the asst mgr was promoted to mgr and the warranty administrator was promoted to asst mgr, I was promoted and recieved an increase in pay. Well, because of the events of the last month with the current (or should I say former?) mgr having left the company, and the booker (who was the aformentioned warranty administrator promoted to asst mgr then demoted to booker) having also moved on to a new job I have been working closely with the Fixed Operations Director for the whole company (7 dealers and a body shop). He has seen firsthand my work ethic, knowledge, and skill. Because of that I have aquired new duties and at the end of the month, when I am up for my review I am sure I will recieve further enhancements to my compensation. So once again it is paying off just by doing my job the best I can and not worrying about anyone else.
It is that time of year when it gets hot and humid and I am not liking it. I have a sore throat because I run the air conditioner with a small fan blowing on me. I just cannot get comfortable without a breeze blowing across me and yet the dry cold air causes me throat problems because I sleep with my mouth open and snore. I do believe in the future I will see a doctor for sleep apnea. I am convinced that is why I cannot ever seem to get enough rest. I suffer from chronic fatigue and I know it is due to this situation. I have been taking sleeping pills for over a year and half now and with them I have been able to get a decent night's sleep usually. Before I would only sleep 4-5 hours a night and lived in a constant state of exhaustion.
When I arrived at home today there was a notice from the office about my lease expiring at the end of August. It has not been bad here but I have to move closer to my work as gas prices are out of whack and my old van won't take the 40 mile round trip forever. In fact, the air bag light has come on again and I don't know what is the reason for it. It is flashing a code 12 and I will find out from our Ford dealer what that means. It was doing this when I first purchased it last November but it stopped 3 or 4 days after I bought it. Back to the notice, it stated that I was required to give a 60 day notice to move out. Sixty days? I will have to check my lease because I have never heard of that far of an advance before. I am ready for a change of scenery and the drive is just too much anymore. The freeway's are falling apart with monster holes and as I said previously the price of gas is just too high to live this far away. I am looking forward to being 5 minutes away from work where I can go home for lunch if I choose to.