Yesterday I went to post surgery follow ups and everything seems to be healing properly. The day of my surgery I asked the Hospital to return the bone they removed from my body. After several conversations
Up the chain of command, I was told it would be returned on December 13th, which it was not. As this is an unconventional request I’m sure they waited to see if I brought it up again. I was told yesterday by my physician’s assistant that Dr. Gallagher was making calls to the pathologist to find out the status. Before I left they assured me it would be in their office and will return it on my next visit in a few weeks.
What I learned:
- Ask for company policies in writing.
- Be polite and be persistent.
- There is a chain of command in every organization.
- Following protocol will get the best results.
- Never let anyone take away what is rightfully yours.
- Always ask regardless of how ridiculous it seems to the other party.
- It isn’t over till it’s over.
Today was a slow day as I’m very sore. I can tell you the recovery has been slower and more painful than I ever imagined. I know that what I’m experiencing now is not forever and once it heals, I hope to have pain free days, I can’t even imagine it’s been so long.
I found out that InstaCart has personal shoppers in my Area of rural Vermont. Using this service to have groceries delivered from the nearest supermarket about 20 miles away is a game changer. I understand services like this are commonplace in Urban areas where there are lots of people. I live in a town that is.
650 residents with one small village market and one restaurant. However, I am near some of the top Vermont ski areas and I know there is a huge demand for something like this. I’m always looking for opportunities and side hustles and this seems like it would be good. After doing a little research, I saw this is in their FYI section, I cut and pasted.
InstaCart values providing prospective contractors with a fair chance to pursue opportunities and encourages applicants with arrest and conviction records to apply.
This could be a lifeline to many who have had a hard time finding employment post release. I asked my shopper / delivery person how much he made and he was quick to tell me “He made $42 on my delivery, and averages $300 a day for 8 hours of grocery shopping and deliveries. That is $1500 a week for Monday thru Friday. It is refreshing to see large companies offering justice impacted people a chance to earn a living wage but more importantly showing them dignity and respect.