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User Topic: Short vent re. the VetAdmin
♀ 18179
Member # 18179
Default  Posted: 7:14 PM, August 13th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

a.k.a., "the VA".

Do you have to make everything so g.d. complicated?! So mind-bogglingly slow & inefficient? So....dare I say it?...STUPID?!

After talking with a mid-level employee whose diction rivaled Demosthenes (pre- "stones-training" regimen) again today....then spending at least an hour trying to sift through information online, we still don't know the real lowdown.

I'm angry for us, and think if it leaves us --when we're not in dire straits and we're overall fairly sharp at figuring things out-- utterly confounded...what about others who are worse off??!!

What a friggin' goatrope!

(now returning to your regularly scheduled programming)

You can't fill a cup with no bottom.

Posts: 4079 | Registered: Feb 2008 | From: a new start together
♀ 34262
Member # 34262
Default  Posted: 8:52 PM, August 13th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I feel for you. I spent a lot of time in VA hospitals and clinics during medical school and it just made me sad and frustrated. Our heroes deserve better.

Me: BS 46 (42 then)
Her: FWS 49 (45 then; both family med MDs)
OW: who cares (PhD)
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♀ 19258
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Default  Posted: 10:39 PM, August 13th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

OMG!!! i could not agree with you more. The stories I could tell. Its not just the speed (lack of). Its the epic ridiculousness of some of the stuff!

But that's just a lot of water
Underneath a bridge I burned
And there's no use in backtracking
Around corners I have turned

“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.” -foulton oursler

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♀ 21101
Member # 21101
Default  Posted: 8:55 AM, August 14th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yup they have mastered inefficiency when it comes to dealing with Vets.
Have you looked into finding someone who can help you navigate your way through this stuff? Is there a facility near you that you can go to, and start asking questions?
It is a damn shame that the folks that serve to help us maintain our way of life, and safety of our nation have to deal with so much beuracratic nonsense just to get the benefits they have earned.

((((and strength)))

Him: FWS
Kids: 16 & 18
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
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