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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Shaggie, Feb 1, 2012.
Can I like this comment twice?!
And unlike the content big-time?!
In a previous life I specialised in fighting disability claims with insurers and ACC.
The irony is that when I had my big crash, involving three months off work - ACC were really good.
The big problem with "journalism" for me is as Oscar has stated: it has devolved into "infotainment". I don't give a rats arse about some celebrity or stick-and-ball sports person doing ordinary daily-life stuff we all do. A former All Black having an immensely satisfying morning dump isn't front page news. Sports in the sports section, please!!
Forget about 30 seconds on Google to check readily-verifiable facts.
Those, and the poor spelling and grammar (and nowadays, way too many editing/layout errors like broken hyperlinks and missing or repeated text). My ex used to joke when she read an obviously well-written and well-researched article in the Herald from an unknown writer, it was a work experience kid. We later found out from a relative of one of those kids that it was mostly true, sadly.
They definitely run hot and cold, which is the problem.
They haven't dealt with complex injuries well. They are right now restructuring to appoint specific teams to deal with clients that fall into this 6% od 'difficult cases' Basically they're deleting case managers and replacing/ retraining them to deal more directly with clients recovery. An insider I know says it's a mess. the experience is leaving and the new trainees are mostly 20 somethings with zero life experience. Will see how it goes I spose.....hope they don't recruit Ruth Dyson to the team
A close friend had a caving accident that resulted in several injuries including head trauma. Each injury had a separate case manager. They would book appointments (without consulting her) that conflicted and when she declined to attend because she was already booked in to another one by the other case manager, they threatened to revoke all benefits and mark her as recovered, quote "if she couldn't be bothered to turn up for treatment" unquote. That was just the tip of the iceberg. This mis-treatment was driving her into the ground, mentally and physically; she was going backward despite progress on the non-head injuries. She ended up with a friend living with her and acting as her true case manager, dealing with all the paperwork and co-ordinating with ACC and the hospital, fighting ACC all the way to get her the right treatment, and also taking the time to explain ACC's and the specialist's communiques to her in an empathetic way she could understand and deal with.
My greatest fear of having a serious bike accident is not having someone who can man-handle ACC on my behalf.
I feel for your friend. I had a similar experience after my head injury. They even got the dreaded Dr duplessie to say I hadn't had a brain injury and my lack of memory was down to the epidural they gave me in ICU. I couldn't argue that so didn't. Here's a shot my XD4 I was wearing.
10 cloth masks ordered, pick up Saturday.
A local sowing shop does them by phone order, but you have to pick up and pay in person.
Jeebus....did I start that??
No, I believe I did and you responded and then well the record stands...
Thanks goodness for that!! Its all your fault Mr Kiwi!!
@Shaggie started it in 2012.
That’s ‘sewing’ not, ‘sowing’.
Both use points but in different media.
I think that reaping comes next.
Sometimes, not a given tho.
So, who's signed up for the Long way Round in November? I see Epic events have just updated the date (21/11) , I'm going with a few mates from up here, assuming I can remember how to ride.
Yep planning on doing it
Not registered yet
If someone buys my bike I can register straight away
I did wonder what sort of bike you were selling, but I have to say your tag line mitigates against a personal approach....