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New strategy for NFL Pick'em Pool
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Mentoring - a technician's perspective
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NFL Pick'em - Week 9 Edition
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The four words a scientist hates to hear:
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
October (4)

In which I am petty and mean-spirited
Friday, October 29, 2010

XKCD is the awesomest.
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Just call me "Damn Good Administrative Assistant"
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
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Observations from the couch
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Observations from the ER
Sunday, September 19, 2010

Oh hell yeah!
Friday, September 17, 2010

A scientific career milepost?
Saturday, September 11, 2010

What I wish I knew before...
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
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A small victory!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

DGT and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
Friday, August 27, 2010

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Everyone should check their renter/owner insurance
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Burglaring update
Sunday, August 22, 2010

Well that fucking sucks.
Friday, August 20, 2010

Early birds
Friday, August 20, 2010

Recommendation letters
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

So many meetings
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Another talk?
Monday, August 9, 2010

Mmmm... meme....
Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ah, technology
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Up and running
Thursday, August 5, 2010
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I'm a technician at a big ol' pharmaceutical company. A damn good technician, if I do say so myself.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We're all busy people. There are dozens of experiments & millions of thoughts bouncing around in our brains every day, and I know I'm prone to forgetting things that I haven't written down. Most of the time, it's a trivial thing - yesterday, I forgot to call a sales guy back about getting a quote & I'll have to do that today, for example.

In the past I've worked with people who use their "forgetfulness" as a cover for passive aggression. They'll "forget" to invite someone to a meeting where their project is discussed. They'll "forget" that they saw a poster at a meeting related to a coworker's project. Because these people are superficially nice, it's easy to dismiss their forgetful nature: I'm sure they meant to say something to me, you think, they just forgot!

Wouldn't it be lovely if there were a simple test to confirm these suspicions? I'd like something like those pH dipping strips, or maybe the pens they use on currency to test for counterfeits.

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That would be a brilliant idea! Though if you're havin' a suspicion.. you're probably right. The gut knows!

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It would be great to know. Lose some of the paranoia and replace it with honesty. Overall though, I think the saying "just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they are not out to get you" covers it ;) It's hard to forget people on important emails... unless you aren't crucial at all..

I got a good "forget" email last two weeks.... reminded this week when shit hit the fan. THey did not forget. They intentionally stirred up shit and hoped for people to get problems due to them. Why I'm not as mad any more (four days later)? Because they got covered in mud after they tried to throw it at me. Yes, I admit - I am a sucker for schadenfreude, but truly - they started it all ....

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There are a ton of passive agressive people in academia AND people always find time for stuff that matters, so my (I suppose very cynical) attitude is that if you forget something it is ALWAYS because you don't find it important - no exceptions (unless you have Alzheimer's).
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