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    Ana good luck finding a new position. I'll cross my fingers for you that you can stick with the same company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Bannana;3201974;
    Unk it is good news to hear that Zac is doing better. I love that he enjoys spending time with you.

    My bad news...I found out yesterday that my job is being outsourced to India. I have until Feb 1 to find another spot in the company. I feel as though I have been punched in the gut. It seems like a small issue compared to some of the things I read in this thread, so I am almost ashamed to even post about it. I carry the health insurance for my family, so if I don't find a job by February, we will lose our coverage. That would mean we could be one illness away from ruin.
    Ana, it is a BIG deal and it affects you AND your family. I hope you are able to find something else fairly quickly. Not having healh insurance is a scary situation that we've been in before. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

    I just get so angry when I hear about more jobs going out of the country and more people being added to that number of 47 million uninsured Americans.

    I wish you all the best and hope that you and your family will be ok. Prayers and hugs.
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    Ana, I'm sorry to hear about your job. I hope that you find a better one quickly.

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    Unk: Glad to hear Zac was feeling a bit better

    Anabanana: I hope you find another job soon. This is a work marketplace now, and unfortunately, our jobs are going to other parts of the world! Let us know how you make out!
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    Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I had nearly forgotten how kind and supportive the folks at the FORT were. (Well...most everyone...)
    Tomorrow is my first day back in the office since they told me the news. They waited until I was ready to leave on Friday, pulled me into a conference room and broke it to me. I went from being stunned....to seriously sad and depressed...and now I am way ticked off. I drive 65 miles one way to work (even though there is a branch just 18 miles from home). When I go in tomorrow, I am going to insist I be allowed to work in the closer branch. After all, if a guy in India can do my job thousands of miles from here...what the heck is the harm in letting me change zip codes to save gas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Bannana;3202351;
    Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I had nearly forgotten how kind and supportive the folks at the FORT were. (Well...most everyone...)
    Tomorrow is my first day back in the office since they told me the news. They waited until I was ready to leave on Friday, pulled me into a conference room and broke it to me. I went from being stunned....to seriously sad and depressed...and now I am way ticked off. I drive 65 miles one way to work (even though there is a branch just 18 miles from home). When I go in tomorrow, I am going to insist I be allowed to work in the closer branch. After all, if a guy in India can do my job thousands of miles from here...what the heck is the harm in letting me change zip codes to save gas?
    There you go! That's a great attitude to have. Sending you continued well wishes and thoughts on the job situation.
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    AnaBanana-good luck with your job and finding your new niche. The out-sourcing seems so crappy- I guess we as a country will continue to allow our businesses to move to other countries and get tax write offs as well. We ought to change that.

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    AnaBanana - Best of luck with the job search. It can be so frustrating, but hang in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by famita;3202530;
    AnaBanana-good luck with your job and finding your new niche. The out-sourcing seems so crappy- I guess we as a country will continue to allow our businesses to move to other countries and get tax write offs as well. We ought to change that.
    We should change it and hopefully we can. VOTING is a good way of letting our politians know we want changes.

    I hate outsourcing as it's costing so many jobs in THIS country.

    When my daughter was convincing us to let her go to cosmotology school, one of her arguments was that this was a career and skill that could NOT be shipped overseas.
    Made perfect sense and was a good argument on her part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeepItReal;3201739;
    ITA-I've always felt that it is so wrong when people pay their insurance premiums faithfully only to face an illness and find out how many things are not covered. Just found out a couple of hours ago that the needles will not be covered, and found out that our insurance is not the only one that does this. My neighbor just informed me that she has to pay for her needles as well. My son was issued an insulin pen which requires a needle that costs me $60 for a box of 100. Taking at least 5 shots a day as well as training others to use them and wasting quite a few (at least for now), I can already see that this is going to get expensive pretty quickly. The cheaper needles are more painful than the type he's using now, so I will be sticking with these.

    As for your little cousin, it truly perplexes me that a medication that can save this child's life is being denied to him, and yet it happens to families everyday. Meanwhile as you say Viagra is covered, which I have no problem with as long as they cover the life saving medications as well. In the end you're stuck appealing denials and praying that you'll find a loophole.
    Yeah, sometimes you have to fight with the insurance company or get your doctor to do a little extra work for you, too. There have been a few instances in my life where I heard 'no' from the insurance co several times, and then, if I switched to a more proactive doctor, or kept pestering them, I'd get a 'yes'. Unfortunately, you can get a person on the phone at the insurance co that just doesn't care and doesn't want to help.

    When I became pregnant this past spring, I was to go on blood thinners (the injectable kind) due to my stroke history to save baby and me from clots. Insurance didn't want to pay initially, and a one month's supply of the drug was over 3000.00$!!! We worked it out with the help of my doctor. Unfortunately, we lost baby before I could start the medicine (unrelated to blood clotting issues, they thought).

    When I had my stroke, I was a student and had health insurance through my university. Once I got out of school, I couldn't get health insurance because all the insurance companies thought I had one foot in the grave. I am actually quite healthy and haven't had any problems since, but I am uninsurable for the REST of my life due to my stroke at age 24. I do have to take thinners while pregnant, and if I take a long - haul flight that is 6+ hours, I am supposed to inject myself with a dose of thinner. All this is for preventative reasons, and most doctors tell me I'd probably be fine without but just to be sure I'd take the drug. Other than that, no real limitations. My husband's employer, of course, has no choice but to insure me, though my husband and I would like to become self-employed at some point. The biggest issue? Health insurance for me. I don't think it would happen.

    So, yeah, I am so sick and tired of this health insurance fiasco we have going on in this country. It's so backward and nonsensical and excludes and denies so many people that really rely on their coverage. I wish you luck with it. My advice is to be persistent and find a really good doctor who doesn't mind helping you with your insurance. A lot of times what they submit to insurance makes a difference. I had treatments for many years that I had to pay for out of pocket, and when I moved and changed doctors to the Mayo Clinic in MN, they somehow got insurance to pay for the treatments. Way to go Mayo!!!

    Ana, I'm sorry to hear about your job. Outsourcing, I'm sure, will come back to bite US companies in the butt one day soon. Customers hate it, that's for sure. Once something similar happened to me, and I was really in the dumps over it. In the end I was glad it happened because it led me to a better job that I enjoyed 1000 times more than my old one. Maybe this bad situation will lead you to a better one. I really believe that everything happens for a reason. I hope you find a great job very soon.

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