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StCEMT

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Today starts the first day of a week off. Trip to the outer banks this weekend as my annual recompense for her continuing to put up with my shenanigans. Got a list of our favorite restaurants down there as well as one or two new ones. I can't complain about being overworked anymore, but I am damn sure excited to have a little time away.
 

OceanBossMan263

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Well, after some time contemplating a move entirely out of state, I ended up being re-offered the EHS job I was offered last year right before covid and had more or less entirely written off. I had interviewed and accepted a conditional offer, submitted background check authorization, and then the world shut down for a year. Thankfully, I did not have to repeat the canvas and interview process despite the job being reposted for new candidates.

Small risk leaving a very stable (sometimes too stable, as in lack of mobility within the organization) local government job, but this new gig is for a major commuter railroad with infinite room for upward and lateral movement after the first year, plus all of those RR perks. I may end up moving the family out to the boonies afterall, just in NY instead of NC.
 

Fezman92

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So I’m pulling two extra shifts this week because work is so understaffed. Should be fun.
 

DragonClaw

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What do you call the little plastic, waxy containers you keep respiratory meds in? They remind me of wax bottles but plastic.

Albuterol, levalbuterol, Ipatropium come in them.
 

VentMonkey

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What do you call the little plastic, waxy containers you keep respiratory meds in? They remind me of wax bottles but plastic.

Albuterol, levalbuterol, Ipatropium come in them.
I call them bullets. I’ve heard others refer to them as pillows. No idea what the actual name aside from a capsule would be.
 

PotatoMedic

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I call them fish.
 

VentMonkey

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Carlos Danger

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Because? No clue. Maybe cuz they look like fish?

I also call it a thing. As in, “hand me an albuterol thing”.

Side note, when I was in Northern Née Hampshire, the generic Quebecois word for “a thing” was “piton”
I've always called it an amp / ampule.

Never once have I looked at one and thought, "hey, that kind of looks like a fish". But now I will always think of a chubby fish when I see one.
 

PotatoMedic

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I've always called it an amp / ampule.

Never once have I looked at one and thought, "hey, that kind of looks like a fish". But now I will always think of a chubby fish when I see one.
You are welcome.
 
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