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Dan S.'s Comment
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Getting in.on Saturday, means you'll have to pay for your meals out of pocket Saturday and Sunday. Not sure if you'll get reimbursed or not. I never asked.

You've LOTS of choices, all within walking distance, some half the length of a football field

Steak N Shake Applebees

Whole Hog restaurant

Another restaurant that serves breakfast anytime

Crackerbarel

You can always go to Wal-Mart just up the street, but be fired warned they close at 12 midnight

If you get there before 2.pm, you can get something at the Campus Inn. Nothing fancy.

Monday you'll get a meal card good for Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Use everything you can . You get $5.75 For breakfast, and $7.50 For lunch and dinner.

I always got plenty, and got a piece of fruit or a candy bar or something. The cafeteria staff will even tell you if you have some change leftover and ask if you want anything else? And then tell you what you can get.

Once you get Badged? You'll have $200 put on your Student ID /ComData card.

NEVER use the ATM to get money!!!! DONT keep calling to check your balance. About $3 each time.

Go to Wal-Mart and buy a soda ir something and request $100 back.

There's supposed to be an app called Financial Services you can use to acess your ComDataI balance 've yet to set it up.

Most of the rooms have a microwave and a one cup coffee maker. There's also free coffee in the Drivers lounge and the break room up bu the inns sign in desk

If you find yourself up at the Mliliemmum building on Friday morning, breakfast is free, if you tell them your there for the weekly safety meeting. Order whatever you want, pancakes, eggs, potatoes O'Brien hash browns, steak & eggs, sausage, bacon.

Coffee and ice sweet tea or hot tea is free throughout the day, all day.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Army and Adam...I’d much rather be rested and stressed than tired and stressed. lol I’m glad he was able to get me there 24 hours sooner than the earlier plan.

Dan, I will be getting there late Saturday night so food won’t be an issue then. I’m glad there are places close by where I can grab something if needed.

Thank you for the tip about the shuttle. My recruiter said I would definitely have to call since I am coming in so late. No biggie.

On a side note: I believe my current job is trying to take the last ounce of blood from me before I am out of there for good next Wednesday. Sheesh!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Well, I resubmitted my application today (within the three week window of orientation) and I’ve heard back from my recruiter. He said he should know by this afternoon whether it’s a go for August 20. He also said looking at the application and work history there should not be a problem. So, my plan is to turn in my notice this week at my current job, make sure I have all my paperwork in order, then get on the bus the 18th.

My recruiter is going to put me in contact with the company that handles Prime’s sleep study (Cardinal) since I can’t seem to get my pulmonologist to send me my sleep study report that I had done less than three years ago. I use my CPAP every night so they can, hopefully, get a compliance report from the memory card in my machine.

Anyway, I wanted to let everyone know what has been going on.

Be safe!

If you have a patient portal (most places do provide one) you can download your own records

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Congrats, and good luck!

Kim T.'s Comment
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I downloaded my medical info from my regular doctor but they don’t have a copy of my sleep study report for some reason. They are in the process of requesting it from my former pulmonologist. Once they have it I will download it too. I love modern technology...for the most part. lol Now I just need to find somewhere to print off my 30 day compliance report from my CPAP. I downloaded the software to do it myself but it only goes back to the date I got the software. Oh well.

Thanks! 😁

CPAP:

Constant Positive Airway Pressure

CPAP is a breathing assist device which is worn over the mouth or nose. It provides nighttime relief for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea.

Dan S.'s Comment
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Since your getting in late, the front desk will have a box lunch waiting for you. All you have to do is sign for it There's vending machines as well.

Kim T.'s Comment
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One week from today I will have survived my 24 hour greyhound trip and will be waking up in Springfield, MO, at the Prime training facility. I have so much to get done this week and more studying to do.

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Splitter's Comment
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One week from today I will have survived my 24 hour greyhound trip and will be waking up in Springfield, MO, at the Prime training facility. I have so much to get done this week and more studying to do.

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You do know that you can fly, right? I flew in a day early. After I became an A seat driver, they reimbursed me for the price of the bus ticket. Just putting it out there in case you want to skip the full day on a bus.

Kim T.'s Comment
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I think I did know that but the bus is fine. I’ve been on longer bus rides (Charleston, WV to Baton Rouge, my daughter and granddaughter met me at the station and we got back on a bus and came back to WV)...granted I was a LOT younger. But, I’m going to oook at this as part of the journey and make the most of it. The buses have WiFi so I will use that time to do more studying without the interruptions of homelife.

After it’s all over and I’ve arrived at Prime I may be wishing I had flown. 😂

Thanks Splitter! Take care and be safe!

Stephanie K.'s Comment
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Hey Kim, are you still having a layover in Columbus Ohio? If you are, what time? I am in Columbus.

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