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Workers Comp Humor Needed Now – My Major Accomplishment and The Theremin 

OK, so my attempt at Workers Comp humor or any humor may fall flat.   Well, here it goes.   Also, my method for securing toilet paper after I ran out.    BTW, I am not a hoarder.  Four packs were the minimum order.  

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Major Accomplishment – Hopefully Workers Comp Humor

I was convinced that the toilet paper shortage crisis was a joke unto itself.  After six different shopping trips with no luck while my supply dwindled like gasoline in the 70’s fuel crisis.  

Shockingly, some of the local stores in Raleigh had replaced their paper goods with other seasonal store items.  Uh-oh!  I had ordered delivered groceries from Aldi’s free with the first three deliveries.  I have an artificial heart valve.  I wanted to be very careful – maybe too careful = paranoid.

A search online revealed multiple gougers and overpriced suppliers.  RV toilet paper seemed to be all that was left.  Luckily, I found three rolls I had stashed for emergencies.  They were the local dollar store brand (uncomfortable) but at least I had a few left.  

I was up at 4 AM due to acid reflux – Aldi’s has great hot sauce.  I decided to try my luck at 4 AM and there it was on Office Depot – but I had to buy a large amount.  I ordered it and Voila! it arrived after a few days.  Yes, the office supply stores put a few cases online almost every morning if you are an earlier riser or a night owl.     

 

My overseas web consultant was laughing the whole time – he was the person that encouraged me to write this somewhat personal post at an attempt for Workers Comp humor.   Most other countries use bidets if available.  

The Theremin 

You may recognize the Theremin.  I tried to play one a few times.   I play guitar so I thought – how hard can this be?  It was extremely difficult.   

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The Google Doodle for today is the Theremin.  The Theremin was popularized by 50’s science fiction movies and the Beach Boys. 

Google Doodle has brought back all their user-involved classics such as the cricket game that is so addictive.  

In case you want to hear a good Theremin player with an orchestra check out this YouTube link. 

So, there are your workers’ comp humor breaks for the day.  Good luck. Be safe.

 

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Raleigh, NC, United States

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James founded a Workers’ Compensation consulting firm, J&L Risk Mgmt Consultants, Inc. in 1996. J&L’s mission is to reduce our clients’ Workers Compensation premiums by using time-tested techniques. J&L’s claims, premium, reserve and Experience Mod reviews have saved employers over $9.8 million in earned premiums over the last three years. J&L has saved numerous companies from bankruptcy proceedings as a result of insurance overpayments.

James has over 27 years of experience in insurance claims, audit, and underwriting, specializing in Workers’ Compensation. He has supervised, and managed the administration of Workers’ Compensation claims, and underwriting in over 45 states. His professional experience includes being the Director of Risk Management for the North Carolina School Boards Association. He created a very successful Workers’ Compensation Injury Rehabilitation Unit for school personnel.

James’s educational background, which centered on computer technology, culminated in earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA); an Associate in Claims designation (AIC); and an Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM). He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a licensed financial advisor. The NC Department of Insurance has certified him as an insurance instructor. He also possesses a Bachelors’ Degree in Actuarial Science.

LexisNexis has twice recognized his blog as one of the Top 25 Blogs on Workers’ Compensation. J&L has been listed in AM Best’s Preferred Providers Directory for Insurance Experts – Workers Compensation for over eight years. He recently won the prestigious Baucom Shine Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer contributions to the area of risk management and safety. James was recently named as an instructor for the prestigious Insurance Academy.

James is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the North Carolina Mid-State Safety Council. He has published two manuals on Workers’ Compensation and three different claims processing manuals. He has also written and has been quoted in numerous articles on reducing Workers’ Compensation costs for public and private employers. James publishes a weekly newsletter with 7,000 readers.

He currently possess press credentials and am invited to various national Workers Compensation conferences as a reporter.

James’s articles or interviews on Workers’ Compensation have appeared in the following publications or websites:

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  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Bloomberg Business News
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  • Claims Magazine
  • Risk & Insurance Magazine
  • Insurance Journal
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