Sep
03
2009
1

A Man’s Got To Have A Dream

To sleep, perchance to dream

To sleep, perchance to dream

And my dream is to do four walk through settlements at three different WCAB district offices in one single day.[1][2]

I’ve given this a lot of thought and I even have a plan as to how to get this done.  If I ever got the chance to do four walk throughs at four Boards in one day, I’d do it like this:

  1. Get up early, arrive at the Santa Rosa WCAB at 8:00 AM and attempt the first walk through
  2. Head to San Francisco over the Golden Gate for the second walk through
  3. In the afternoon, do the third walk-through in San Jose
  4. Hit the road for Oakland and do the fourth walk through
  5. According to Google Maps, that’s 234 miles and 4 hours and 26 minutes

I honestly don’t even know if this is possible. [3] There are a million things that could go wrong.  I could hit traffic, I could be missing a page from a benefits printout, someone could change their mind about the settlement, a doctor could issue a supplemental report.  I also know that I would need a LOT of things to go right.  Here’s my tentative checklist:

  1. Four walk through settlements ready to be approved at four different Boards (this is easily the toughest part)
  2. Four claims examiners standing by on speed dial
  3. One full calendar day
  4. A fully charged GPS, two fully charged cell phones
  5. A full tank of gas
  6. $55.00 or so ($10 for bridge tolls, about $5 for photocopies, and easily another $40 for parking)
  7. A bag of snacks (I’m probably not going to have time for lunch)
  8. Call ahead to all of the Boards to make sure I can do a walk through that day
  9. The good will and cooperation of the Board staff and my colleagues

However, having done two walk through settlements in a single morning gives me hope.

  1. Photo courtesy of robertrice []
  2. I told this dream to a co-worker yesterday and he laughed and called me a nerd.  Pssh – tell me something I don’t know, Steve. []
  3. Perhaps this might be easier in Southern California – there’s as many as seven Boards within about 15 or 20 miles of one another. []
Aug
15
2008
0

Quis instruo ipsos instructus?

The Latin phrase “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes” means, “who will watch the watchers?”

The above phrase means, “Who will train the trainers?” Answer: The DWC.

EAMS Logo

EAMS Logo

Today our office manager is stepping into the brave new world of EAMS. (Thanks Monique!) August 15, 2008 is the Northern California training session for anyone who wanted to learn about EAMS in order to train their office.

Those of you who missed the EAMS training session in Southern California and aren’t going to make it today can get a glimpse into the future by reading the “EAMS Train The Trainer Overview.” The Board website also has a wealth of information about the system, demos, videos, etc.

Maybe our office manager will be able to answer my biggest EAMS question: If EAMS is web based, why does everyone at the Board need a separate monitor for it???

Golf or EAMS training?

I may be a nerd, but I’m not totally hopeless. See you on the green!

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