So I started working in my new field. Well really, an extension of what I was doing before, only now I’m accountable to myself and the board of nursing and my malpractice insurance issuer and my boss.
I’m an independent contractor and I get a straight percentage of the collections on patients I see. Not a bad gig, I don’t get benefits, insurance, or retirement – but I set my own hours, and my income is limited by how many patients I see and how much income my billing brings in. The worst part is I only get paid once a month. And our old biller, who hopefully will fall into a great chasm and never been seen or heard from again, hadn’t even begun to bill for July 29th as of Sept 1. Jerk. I’m so glad we have a new biller!
Well the other office got broken into last month, the safe was stolen,and the checks for the business account were in the safe. My already meager check bounced because the office manager apparently forgot to include my name on the list of checks that were supposed to be allowed to go through on this account, which had been frozen due to the checks being stolen (and four forged checks have already been presented and refused). So I did not get paid at all this month after all.
I haven’t had a paycheck since July but I’ve been working my @$$ off! The July paycheck is from the old job…the new one hasn’t paid my a penny that I’ve actually gotten to keep.
Sometimes…I think I must be wearing a “kick me” sign on my back, spiritually speaking….