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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

As some of you know I work at the local mental health center. A big portion of our funding comes from billing Medicaid. emoticon Medicaid is unveiling a huge redesign for behavioral health in July. I will have to deal with some of the changes, mainly I have to give up my job and be reassigned. emoticon I will no longer be allowed to run groups and I am going to go back to working at the crisis hotline. emoticon This is not the most ideal move for me but I am trying to be grateful that I have a job. The agency has decided to move me because I bill at a lower rate than my boss. I will go back to the crisis hotline and the agency will look for my replacement. I am crushed by this because I love my job. The sad part of this equation is that when I am working with my boss we can bill under her and get the higher rate. This change affects my billing for 4 days a month and is $10 per person. All in all this will only cost the agency around $5,000 a year. I know in a business sense it makes sense to move me but it still bothers me. I also found out that I was being reassigned in front of my whole department. No one told me ahead of time to prepare me. Trust me, you do not want to find out you are being reassigned in front of a whole group of people.

Now I am trying to decide where to go in my life. I can 1. stay and deal with it, 2. look for another job or 3. go back to school. I do not want to go back to school for social work because I will go into more debt with the possibility of only making $5,000 more. I was thinking of getting a business degree so I can come back and run a mental health agency. My friend's husband told me not to bother as I do not have any business experience and no one will hire me. That bust my little bubble. I have an interview on Monday to work in an agency that helps women who are chemically dependent. I am excited about it. Prayers and suggestions/ advice are always welcome.
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  • CHERYLHURT
    I ended up walking away. Never worked again...
    1225 days ago
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    Oh gosh, I'm so sorry to hear about your job, especially one that you love. Sending you good thoughts about the new interview, hope it turns out well! emoticon
    1493 days ago
  • CRYSALLIS1
    Awe, it's all so stressful when working in healthcare right now!!!!!. I wish you all the best as you determine the best course. emoticon
    1497 days ago
  • TAMMYAND
    I am glad you will still have a job while possibly searching for a new one. Keeping you in my prayers as always. Will light a candle for you on Sunday in anticipation of Monday's interview.
    1512 days ago
  • WIZARDHOWL
    Good luck with the interview. I think looking for a new job is your best bet. It may take you some time, though. Going back to school isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Most of the time you take on more debt than you're actually making in salary.
    1512 days ago
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    Good luck on your interview!

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    1512 days ago
  • MATER88
    I'm so sorry about your job. I hope this will turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
    1512 days ago
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