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Posted Friday, August 23, 2013 5:27 AM
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Oh, this job is great . It's a similar "style" of job as my old one, in that I'm troubleshooting a third-party vendor's software, but the people here are much more accommodating than my old employer. They're willing to listen to me and consider my approaches in altering functionality and implementing new utilities, which has lead to me developing alternatives to the software's functionality that save tons of time for the users.

I've added a new method for transcription and case alteration that functions in a set-based manner rather than an RBAR manner (users originally had to do one record at a time if they were transcribing; I've implemented an intranet site that allows them to transcribe as many patient records at once as they'd like), and that's increased worker efficiency many times over.

Thanks for asking about my current situation, and many thanks to Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Moden; if I'd limited myself to only trying for jobs that exactly met my abilities, I'd have been stuck in a rut forever. This job was over my head originally, but I've grown into it quite rapidly, and things are looking good


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Oh, this job is great . It's a similar "style" of job as my old one, in that I'm troubleshooting a third-party vendor's software, but the people here are much more accommodating than my old employer. They're willing to listen to me and consider my approaches in altering functionality and implementing new utilities, which has lead to me developing alternatives to the software's functionality that save tons of time for the users.

I've added a new method for transcription and case alteration that functions in a set-based manner rather than an RBAR manner (users originally had to do one record at a time if they were transcribing; I've implemented an intranet site that allows them to transcribe as many patient records at once as they'd like), and that's increased worker efficiency many times over.

Thanks for asking about my current situation, and many thanks to Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Moden; if I'd limited myself to only trying for jobs that exactly met my abilities, I'd have been stuck in a rut forever. This job was over my head originally, but I've grown into it quite rapidly, and things are looking good


This is fantastic news. Glad that everything worked out eventually.




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hisakimatama (8/23/2013)
Oh, this job is great . It's a similar "style" of job as my old one, in that I'm troubleshooting a third-party vendor's software, but the people here are much more accommodating than my old employer. They're willing to listen to me and consider my approaches in altering functionality and implementing new utilities, which has lead to me developing alternatives to the software's functionality that save tons of time for the users.

I've added a new method for transcription and case alteration that functions in a set-based manner rather than an RBAR manner (users originally had to do one record at a time if they were transcribing; I've implemented an intranet site that allows them to transcribe as many patient records at once as they'd like), and that's increased worker efficiency many times over.

Thanks for asking about my current situation, and many thanks to Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Moden; if I'd limited myself to only trying for jobs that exactly met my abilities, I'd have been stuck in a rut forever. This job was over my head originally, but I've grown into it quite rapidly, and things are looking good


You bet... and it sounds like you've really hit the ground running. Well done. Thank you for the kind words and the feedback.


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"RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for "Row-By-Agonizing-Row".

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Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column."

(play on words) "Just because you CAN do something in T-SQL, doesn't mean you SHOULDN'T." --22 Aug 2013

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