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Old 09-17-2010, 09:01 AM   #1
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So, we have this Electronic Medical Record that officially makes us a "paperless office." So, when I have to do all the mind numbing bureaucratic crap, do I continue to call it "paperwork?" Or is there a newspeak way of referring to it?
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:05 AM   #2
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I'd like to think you've answered your own question. Call it MNBC (Mind Numbing Bureaucratic Crap).

It also sounds vaguely official; "Sorry, can't look at that now, got to catch up on the MNBC" stated over your shoulder as you scurry away would work, surely.
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:15 AM   #4
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:34 AM   #5
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:32 AM   #6
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:33 AM   #7
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Not to mention all the reporting requirements of the new Health Reform Act!
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:00 PM   #8
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So, we have this Electronic Medical Record that officially makes us a "paperless office." So, when I have to do all the mind numbing bureaucratic crap, do I continue to call it "paperwork?" Or is there a newspeak way of referring to it?
I would tell you what the word is but this a family friendly forum. But I think I stepped in some this morning.
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:44 PM   #9
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I think that paperwork will still be called paperwork, no matter what form it takes. Just like a mailman is still a mailman instead of a mailperson. Some words just transcend their reality.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:39 PM   #10
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:00 PM   #11
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:05 AM   #12
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Old 09-18-2010, 02:04 AM   #13
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:27 AM   #14
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I rather like the idea of telling my coworkers that I'm busy doing Adrian. That just sounds so right to me.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:28 AM   #15
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