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The four words a scientist hates to hear:
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In which I am petty and mean-spirited
Friday, October 29, 2010

XKCD is the awesomest.
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DonorsChoose!
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Just call me "Damn Good Administrative Assistant"
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Observations from the couch
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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
August (14)

A small victory!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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

Question
Friday, August 27, 2010

Forgetful
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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Damn Good Technician

I'm a technician at a big ol' pharmaceutical company. A damn good technician, if I do say so myself.

My posts are presented as opinion and commentary and do not represent the views of LabSpaces Productions, LLC, my employer, or my educational institution.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

(I hope this will be my last post about my stupid break-in.)

While speaking to our insurance company, I discovered that our coverages were not quite what I thought they were. Even though we had a large amount of coverage set aside as "Personal Property", that coverage is limited in various categories. For example, we had a $2000 limit on all jewelry losses, a $200 limit on cash losses, etc. Some were more random than others (a $500 limit on tree and plant and shrubbery losses? Really?), but it was rather eye-opening to see what was specifically limited. I had largely thought that (1) we pay for replacement value, and (2) the amount we pay for is at least 4x greater than what we lost, therefore everything is covered.

Turns out I'm probably wrong.

So, I strongly suggest everyone request a copy of their renters/homeowners insurance policy, and determine what they're covered for. It may turn out to be well below the value of what can easily walk out of your house.

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Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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There's a ton of fine print in those things. I remember when I bought my fiancee's engagement ring, I asked about coverage and they said I had to get special extra personal property insurance for it. WTF?

Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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A really good reminder for us all. My husband has lots of guitars and video games that would be really hard to replace!

Nat
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This just sucks DGT, sorry you're having to deal with it.

But hey, at least Favre is back, right? That's gotta reduce the pain, even if nobody on your team respects themselves. :)

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I also found out that not all replacement coverage is the same. If we had indexed our stuff with the insurance company before we were broken into (and by that I mean gave them a big list of all our stuff, receipts and serial numbers and whatnot), there would be no quibbling about replacing things. Now, we're having to try to document exactly the carat weight and cut of the diamond earrings they stole (and I certainly don't remember what that is) - knowing roughly what we paid for them doesn't seem like enough information.

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Nat, I can accept that Favre came back, even if the man inspires malicious, hateful thoughts in me. It's not like Rosenfels or Jackson are going to lead us to a Super Bowl (that we will inevitably lose because we are the Vikings yeah go team!).

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oh, I hear you. I got into that argument a few years back. Turned out that my "coverage protection" didn't really do much for me since my stuff was "not really worth enough and/or not covered exactly as it should've" (no real surprise there) . I ended up with a really silly discussion about my bike that was stolen, they refused to pay me anything for it since "it was so old" but at the same time, they had no problem putting it on the contract when I paid for protection :... ^^

My solution? I simply decided that while in post doc town, I don't need insurance. I would probably do it if I lived in my own house... because water leaks and roof issues etc are hell to pay on your own but not for stolen stuff. (by that exact reason) This said, my car will probably get stolen (but I do have insurance on that one too - for that exact reason, I might get something...)

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...as for Farve... I'm quiet. not too impressed so far, but then again - at least he can throw the ball, hypothetically at least ;)
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