Thursday, August 24, 2006

On Medication and Medical Benefits....thank God that most of the companies nowadays provide medical benefits for their employees ( albeit the rising cost of medication ).

Remember I said that I was down in the dumps for about a week before this? Well, in that week alone, I frequented my company's appointed medical practitioner about 4 times with the same complaint each and everytime....."I am getting worse Doc", " Could you give me something stronger Doc", "Doc this la", "Doc that la", "Wassup Doc la", etc.....but it was to no avail. So, I ended up on the company's downtime list because I had to take 2 days off. Finally had the strength to report for work after 2 days konking in bed ( without sex mind you ). All that was after visiting another GP ( not appointed panel ), to get a super dose of 80mg of penicillin jab and some super strong antibiotics ( By the way, my arse is still aching from the jab ).

Its very good that companies are looking after the welfare of their staffs nowadays but my question to the above ( after a week of suffering ) is:

-Could all of this be avoided in the first place if the appointed panel had given me appropriate meds for my condition rather than their allowed budgetary condition ( set by the company )?
-Wouldn't it be more prudent if the downtime for employees be reduced rather then to waste numerous trips to the clinic?

Thar She Blooooooows!!!!! The Doc for our appointed panel actually told me that they will be queried if the bill is too high. BADABOOM...it hit me like a sock full of tuna, here I am getting myself listed under losstime because the appointed GP is scared to prescribe me proper medications? Here I was suffering for 5 days, walking around like a bloody zombilized Power Puff Girl just because some twerp GP is scared to issue me proper Meds? What the hell...I really rest my case...ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING!!!!!!!!!

Don't get me wrong dudes and dudettes, my company is quite ok in terms of benefits. I just feel that the selection process of appointed medical panels be more stringent and specific.

HEY! less downtime = more productivity = more profits right?

Comments anyone?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

ai sei, where's previous post? anyway, take care.

Jamie said...

previous post getting too popular liao.....hhehehehehe....later I will start another super popular one ok? don't worry, the bugger will get on my nerves ( even yours ) sooner or later...chiao

marsha said...

Hah?? Ya lar, where's the previous post. Was it my post that got on your nerves? What was it that I said already ah? Hope it's not.

Anyway, take care and really hope you're feeling better by now. So, did the doc actually tell you what is wrong with you?

Jamie said...

Marsha, all the bloody doc asked me was "did u do anything naughty my boy?"....what did he mean by that? anything naughty? did he mean with my tongue? anyway, what i got was a bad case of tonsilitis...thanks for your concern sis.

Jamie said...

Marsha, by the way, it was not your post. My post was getting very popular in the office and some clown started to fake as my superior, thats why i decided to delete it. trust me, the joker cunt take jokes....every monday comes into the office looking like a sex deprived MF with a month long hangover....

marsha said...

Aiya, it's always like that wan when you post something on the Internet. Never see my posts are often on the very safe side wan meh? Been posting so long already, I learnt my lesson. Got me into enuf trouble already! :-)

You know lah, we all just say whatever we want to say online because this is where we get to express ourselves, right? Free for all, right?

No, man! Even the government is starting to tell you what you CAN and CANNOT write in your own friggin blog.

Storm said...

honestly i think our company is pretty good to provide the medical welfare for the employees...........
In terms of the budget, not that much i can say. but still that's why we call it 'budget'...
Just try to take good care of yorself man....and don get sick....that's what i can say...cuz u been like a sick dog for quite some time.... :P