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December (20)

Have a little personality on Friday...
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Wednesday is definitely a rollercoaster
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Sue
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It definitely doesn't feel like summer...
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A Friday Recipe... Stuffed Jalapenos
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A Friday morning haiku for you...
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Friday better not be your time of dying...
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Music Warz--Fuck all you emos--Punk is where its at...
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Is this a sign of things to come...
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Speaking to the next generation...
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Apparently we must have used hypocritical evangelical coders...
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Don't ge a Gigolo on Wednesday, its just not right.
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November (44)

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Feel The Noise On a Monday
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The jail story...
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Don't be talking that shit on a Wednesday..
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The dark danger and human cost of drug development
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Thrift Store T Shirt Tuesday
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Does your brain feel like its going to Pop on a Monday?
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Believe Me, Its Friday
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An Open Letter To The Guy Who Tried To Mug Me...
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Who the hell said it was Thursday?
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Ask Genomic RepairMom...Retractions.
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Are you in the house?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pay me fuckers
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LabSpaces Fantasy Football Challenge: Week 10
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Don't Feed the Animals
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A Tuesday Morning Book Review...
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On which I make my return
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One of the best discussions on Climate Change...Ever.
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Guess who's back?
Monday, November 15, 2010

Lets keep on Rocking on a Friday...
Friday, November 12, 2010

Don't Rock the Boat on a Thursday
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Don't get too Hooked on Wednesday
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Don't Wine on a Tuesday
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Caribbean Monday
Monday, November 8, 2010

I'm out...
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We call this a teachable moment...
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Can't help that its Friday
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A comparative study on pain medication reactions (n=2)
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Dear students applying for fellowships...
Thursday, November 4, 2010

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Ask Genomic RepairMom...Elections
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Working it out from home on Wednesday...
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LabSpaces Fantasy Football: Week 8
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Hope you find Satisfaction on a Tuesday...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tales of the Genomic Repairman: DNS
Monday, November 1, 2010

The fall of Agamemnon and the rise of Ajax: Is the PI being cheap?
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Don't be Trippin on a Monday...unless you want to.
Monday, November 1, 2010
October (47)

Is the PI being cheap?
Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Save
Friday, October 29, 2010

Nobel Prize Blunder...
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Don't be gray on a Thursday...
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Be a Wiz on a Wednesday
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ask Genomic RepairMom.... Vaccines
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Things learned from my Society meeting...
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football: Week 7
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Attack my Site...I'm Gonna Knock You Out...
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Write, write, write...
Monday, October 25, 2010

Hold on I'm Coming to play you some music on a Monday...
Monday, October 25, 2010

Get off this Friday...
Friday, October 22, 2010

Dear Graduate Student, let me list the reasons why I shall beat you with a stick...
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Slow down, you don't have to Run on a Thursday...
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Could you be loved on a Wednesday...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ask Genomic RepairMom...Big Bang Theory...
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It was only a matter of time before I got off my ass...
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football: Week 6
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Is Everything Zen on a Tuesday?
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

10 Commandments of Poster Presentations...
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Shout it out on Monday
Monday, October 18, 2010

Pinch me its Friday...
Friday, October 15, 2010

Donor's Choose: Give me your lunchmoney!
Thursday, October 14, 2010

So I know I slagged off on a vendor but now its time to give one props...
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Did you see Fireflies on a Thursday?
Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Series: Ask Genomic RepairMom...Stem Cells
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Make Wednesday A Magic Moment...
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Tribe of Science loses a Warrior
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football: Week 5
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hey Man, quit Ramblin on a Tuesday
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cocaine is not a good way to start the week off...
Monday, October 11, 2010

Candidacy Exam: Last one out gets the lights...
Monday, October 11, 2010

Who would have ever thought that Gatorade was pro-evolution...
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Candidacy Exam: I think I'm qualified.
Friday, October 8, 2010

Giving you guys some culture...One Semester of Spanish, Spanish Love Song
Friday, October 8, 2010

I'm sorta Research Blogging...Insight into the function of PALB2
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Chances Are I'm bringing you old guy radio today
Thursday, October 7, 2010

You only knew it was a matter of time before I went off again...
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Welcome to Wednesday
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football: Week 4
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What I'd be doing, if I wasn't doing this: A fishing story!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Keep Moving on Tuesday
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A little Dave Holland recommendation for Tideliar
Monday, October 4, 2010

My mom reads my blog, Happy Birthday Genomic RepairMom
Monday, October 4, 2010

More than a feeling on Monday Morning: I rocked this song in Rock Band
Monday, October 4, 2010

Candidacy Exam: Fourth and inches...
Sunday, October 3, 2010

I'm running late because I got caught on the Radar Gun
Friday, October 1, 2010
September (45)

A man can only take so much bluegrass, time to rock!
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Don't be running down the street hungry as a hound on Wednesday...
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

How not to foster a scientific collaboration...
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football: Week 3
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In Spite of Tuesday
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Candidacy Exam: Someone check his pulse
Monday, September 27, 2010

Stomp it out on a Monday
Monday, September 27, 2010

Update: To the coworker who saw me lose my shit tonight...
Friday, September 24, 2010

Hoping for No Rain on a Friday
Friday, September 24, 2010

Don't have a bad Thursday
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Don't be Greedy, enjoy your Wednesday
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What is your opinion on reuse of a figure in a journal? Misconduct?
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football Challenge: Week 2
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Taking it back old school with The Tokens on a Tuesday
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I've got a case of the Mondays...
Monday, September 20, 2010

A little Rebel Yell on Monday
Monday, September 20, 2010

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

A lawyer is calling stem cells outmoded?
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Mexican Independence Day & Potential Darwin Award
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Is Science the Love of Your Life?
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Got it made in the shade on Wednesday?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Can you go the distance on Tuesday?
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

LabSpaces Fantasy Football Challenge: Week 1
Monday, September 13, 2010

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Don't break down on a Monday.
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Good grief, its Friday!
Friday, September 10, 2010

Guest Post: The Easy Pub
Thursday, September 9, 2010

You don't know how it feels on a Thursday
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Funniest Comment Contest Part 2
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Stay with me on a Wednesday
Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I wish I knew: A Tale of 2.5 stories...
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lets just be friends on a Tuesday...
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

In case you weren't signed up...
Monday, September 6, 2010

Come on ride that train on a Monday...
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Candidacy Exam: Clocks ticking yo!
Monday, September 6, 2010

You want to guest post on LabSpaces?
Friday, September 3, 2010

Watch out for the small print on a Friday
Friday, September 3, 2010

Are you actually working with a neuronal line?
Friday, September 3, 2010

Groups
Thursday, September 2, 2010

Whats that smell and how should I mentor it?
Thursday, September 2, 2010

Travelling Riverside on a Thursday
Thursday, September 2, 2010

LFG...
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Contest Winners!!!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Go Your Separate Ways on a Wednesday
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My first (and best ever) conference...
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
August (75)

Mentoring a mentor?: Get it in writing.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Warning: Its Tuesday
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I've survived a month of blogging.
Monday, August 30, 2010

New Yorker Article on Francis Collins and the Stem Cell Ruling
Monday, August 30, 2010

Crunch!
Monday, August 30, 2010

Can't Relate to a Monday
Monday, August 30, 2010

Female Science Bloggers...
Monday, August 30, 2010

Potential blogger drink err meet up?
Friday, August 27, 2010

Candidacy Exam: Scheduling, scheduling, scheduling
Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday morning special...
Friday, August 27, 2010

Dear IACUC inspector...
Thursday, August 26, 2010

The State of My Blog
Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Genomic Repairman's Book Club
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wishing you were home on a Thursday
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Here is where you get to win the liquor
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Epic Fail on a macroscale level.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Some recent big news in the DNA Repair field
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Don't get caught asleep at the wheel on a Wednesday morning
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Funniest comment, formerly most obnoxious contest...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dear Trainee, the clock is ticking...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cleanliness is next to...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday morning got you feeling numb
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

An Open Letter to Core Director
Monday, August 23, 2010

Conference Calls
Monday, August 23, 2010

Don't be blue on a Monday!
Monday, August 23, 2010

LabSpaces NFL Pick 'Em Challenge
Friday, August 20, 2010

Its Friday In Spite of Ourselves
Friday, August 20, 2010

The Genomic Repairman gets a pat on the back from the boss and a boot in the ass
Friday, August 20, 2010

Legit Science Question Here Folks
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rise up on a Thursday Morning
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dumping on technicians...
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Antibody Naming Contest Winners
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Trying to find some music for tomorrow, like yesterday
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ncRNA: Oh the splendor, oh the horror!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Still want in on Battle of the Science Blogs
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Another twofer on a Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Linked Out?
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Data Embargos
Monday, August 16, 2010

I need a remedy for this sunburn
Monday, August 16, 2010

Cell culture question for the readers...
Monday, August 16, 2010

A letter to the other graduate student in my lab...
Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday morning groovin by the Fratellis
Friday, August 13, 2010

The Apprentice: The Finale!
Friday, August 13, 2010

Candidacy Exam: The Runaround
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shake off them shoes if you got the Thursday morning blues...
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Update to the aged RO1
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Candidacy Exam: The Series
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Shameless product plug
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Honestly I didn't think I'd make it to Wednesday
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A LabSpaces Prayer
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A two for Tuesday with the boys of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

You can hold an RO1 for 27 fucking years!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Name my antibody!
Monday, August 9, 2010

Antineoplastons? You gotta be kidding me!
Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday morning beats by Morcheeba
Monday, August 9, 2010

So I'm at work today so I figure I owe you a song...
Sunday, August 8, 2010

Well since I'm working on a Saturday
Saturday, August 7, 2010

So I got tagged in a damn meme
Friday, August 6, 2010

What are you doing to promote science to the public?
Friday, August 6, 2010

A chilled tune for Friday and an extra track
Friday, August 6, 2010

Say goodbye to film.
Friday, August 6, 2010

Long Lost Paper
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Feel alive with Live on a Thursday morning.
Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Forum For Discussion
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Some Wonderful Music for a Wednesday Morning
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Is this really elevating your science?
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2010 LabSpaces NFL Challenge & Banner Contest
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Balance...You gotta be kidding me.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Feeling Stuck on a Tuesday?
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A Note On Peer Review
Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday Morning Soothing Tunes and Moving Music
Monday, August 2, 2010

Candidacy Exam Blues
Monday, August 2, 2010

How do you balance the job and life?
Monday, August 2, 2010
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

1.  You burned through our secondary antibody and told nobody when we were out, thus fucking up my experiments.

2.  When we got said secondary antibody in, you said you would aliquot it out for use.  This was two months ago, yet I'm aliquoting the fucking stuff out right now because I need some.

3.  Yesterday you asked if you could borrow my power pack and I said yes if you returned it because I have to run a gel early in the morning.  Low and behold, its the morning and power pack is gone.  I can't find it anywhere in the lab, did you take it home with you or put it through some magical portal so that you could run your gel in Valhalla?

4.  You ran something on my station and made a mess, because there is only the remnants of stickiness where liquid spilled.  I'm hoping this is just transfer buffer or blocking buffer that gelled out and not anything that would further reinforce my fear of white foods (Its true, I rarely will even eat white rice.  I might even throw a plate of mashed potatoes at you).

5.  You also used my pipets.  Normally I wouldn't care about this but these are digital pipets that you left in the unlocked position forcing me to have to recalibrate all my pipets this fucking morning as well as find a power pack to run my gel after cleaning the sticky fucking goo off my station.

6.  My project binder and notes are scattered across the floor as you cleaned off my desk to make room for your neatly organized notes on my desk.  This is about to be quickly reversed as I have no fucking clue why this happened, you have your own desk and station.

All of this could be prevented because you have your own desk, your own station, your own pipets, and your own power pack.  Does my shit hold some mystical lab juju that yours does not have?  Look I'm a dude who likes to help folks, but it looks like a damn hurricane of paper, liquid, and potentially ejaculate has hit my lab station.  So as soon as I get this gel running I'm going to clean my station, take all your shit that you left in my station and toss it into a biohazard bag and leave it by your desk.

Sincerely,

GR

PS You fucking suck.

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Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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Get 'em! Be sure that the lessons you are about teach are never forgotten. Make them count!


chall
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oh my. sorry. the lost power pack is interesting..... not that I haven't had it happened to me, I'm just curious where all these power packs go in the middle of the night? Cold room retreat?


Genomic Repairman
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Chall it might be a union mandated smoke break?  Granted I can't ask her yet because she doesn't show up until almost 11 am.


Tideliar
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It's time to bring down the thunder bro.


Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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How does she get away with showing up at 11? That's insane!


Lady Scientist
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Eh, the postdoc in my lab doesn't show up until 10:00-10:30.  So, you know, whatevs.


Dr Becca, Ph.D.
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I show up around 10 usually. You get your work done here; my boss is way too busy to care about "face time."


Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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I think my boss would pop an eyeball if one of us didn't come in until 11. We are required to put in face time. If he doesn't see you a couple weekends a month, even if it's just for a few minutes, then he pulls you into the office for a talk about your effort. If you do come in at 9 (at the latest) you need to stay until 6 or 7 for your efforts to count.


Prof-like Substance
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Word. I don't give a fuck when people are in, as long as their hours overlap to some degree with mine and they get their work done. If they don't, we have a talk and fix the issue.


Dr. Zeek
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Our scientists don't show up till 10-11:00.  I personally like coming in way early (like 7:00-a.m.) since no one is here.  I get the most done between 7:30 and 11:00 because no one is here.  And I can reasonably justifiy leaving between 5-6 and don't usually feel guilty one bit.

Seriously, though- I think what would have driven me the most batshit crazy is #6.  Do. Not. Put. Things. On. My. Desk.  In grad lab- bench space was hard to come by and no one had a real area to call their own.  Except the little "desk" space that we all had (essentially enough room for a stack of papers and a laptop). But it was "ours".  No one else's.  I would go NUTS when I came in and people had their crap (papers, labnotebooks, remants of last nights dinner) encroaching in on my space.  Agh.  My BP is going up just thinking about it.

I would like to hear more about this aversion to white foods, though.


Jason Goldman
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Wait. Wait. Why are you afraid of white food??


Tideliar
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Any one of those things would have driven me to a full on fucking naked, shrieking berserker frenzy. I'e been known to reduce grad students to tears because they asked me for a protocol more than once...

 

If *anyone* dared touch my shit. Well, game on motherfucker.


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Our boss kind of wants us in the lab from 10-5, mainly in case he needs us for something, but he isn't a face time dude.  But this kid is fucking noobie who still doesn't know their head from a hole in the ground.  I don't care when she comes in, WHEN she can actually work independently but she is nowhere near close to that.  She requires constant guidance and runs into problems all the times.  So she needs a ton of hand holding but isn't here when the rest of the lab is and I'm not changing my schedule to suit her.  The sad thing is that she has an MS degree in a closely related field but still can't comprehend a simple protocol.  She showed me a western blot last week and asked pointed to like lane 10 of the gel and asked if that was her marker ladder?  I looked at her like she just told me the fucking world was flat.  The week before she spilled marker ladder into the adjacent lane and thought it was her actual sample.  This time she tried to get me to believe that the marker ladder hopped 9 fucking lanes and took on a completely different banding pattern.  I need a drink...

As far as my aversion to white foods, I had a friend in high school eat a restaurant that was later on the news that night for a waiter doing something awful to the white gravy.  Nuff said.


JaySeeDub
Dub C Med School
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She threw your stuff on the floor?  Any of that would have pissed me off, but throwing my shit on the floor when clearing off my area to use?  Someone would have gotten dangled off the roof a la Suge Knight.


Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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Tideliar said:

Any one of those things would have driven me to a full on fucking naked, shrieking berserker frenzy.

 

If I take up a collection, could we pay to see it happen? I'm sure I could get a few bucks out of everyone!


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Genomic Repairman said:

Chall it might be a union mandated smoke break?  Granted I can't ask her yet because she doesn't show up until almost 11 am.


ahh... the famous "I didn't really think now did I". Honestly, I think there is time to sit down gently and openly and tell the grad student "look, this is very simple. If you are independent and use your own stuff - do wtf you want. As long as you need stuff, help from others - show up on right times and remember taking stuff from others is NOT how we share stuff."

or something to that effect... hm, compared to some here I might seem to nice. But I promise, my [nice?] way has worked (and gotten tears too though).


JanedeLartigue
UC Davis
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Yep, I'd definitely pay good money to see Tideliar lose it at a grad student! I'd pay more if you guaranteed tears!

People in my grad lab used to come in around 10-11, a couple of us were in around 9, but my bosses would rock up at midday and then stay til late at night and were renowned for asking you to do some last minute experiment or want to have a meeting as you were about to leave, so coming in early was always a bad idea.  In my postdoc lab people get in much earlier (maybe a US vs UK thing?), but there's still the odd 11am straggler.


Genomic Repairman
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Chall and that's the issue, I've agreed to show here how to do a particular technique before.  We agree upon a time and she never shows up making me further delay my work and then comes in late and asks when we are going to do it.  Unless the boss specifically tells me to take time out to do something with her, I'm not offering it up again.


Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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Maybe it's time to ask GRM's mom what to do about her. Maybe mom will have a few nuggets of wisdom!


chall
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Genomic Repairman said:

I've agreed to show here how to do a particular technique before.  We agree upon a time and she never shows up making me further delay my work and then comes in late and asks when we are going to do it.  

Oh noes, if the person doesn't show at the time you two decided on... well.... you pick the time to do the one time to repeat the show and tell. If they don't show up for that, well... their choice, not your. You want help? Sure I''ll help. you want to mess with my time schedule after we've decided on that time? well, good luck with reading the protocol on your own.

(side note; email confirmation on "we're meeting Thursday 9 am at my bench" will make sure that you can say 'but you weren't there and that was the time in the email'. Wonder why I back everything up with emails nowadays ^^)


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Genomic Repairman said: Chall and that's the issue, I've agreed to show here how to do a particular technique before.  We agree upon a time and she never shows up making me further delay my work and then comes in late and asks when we are going to do it.  Unless the boss specifically tells me to take time out to do something with her, I'm not offering it up again.

Exactly the approach I would take to this. Problem with this approach (and I saw it happen one of the 6th year grad students here) is that then said grad student can whine to boss man that "No one is helping me.  It's not my fault that I haven't gotten anything done..."  But f-it.  Who cares.

You would think, too, that if someone is helping you with an experiment or showing you the protocol you would do everything short of kissing their a$$ to make sure the person is happy.  They are doing you a favor!  A little appreciation, consideration and gratitude goes a hell of a long way in my book.

As an aside- I take it if you prepared the white food your all OK with it then..:-)


Genomic Repairman
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Zeek, I still really don't even eat white food even if I prepare it.  Better safe than the alternative...


Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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Why did the comments get all wonky again?


Genomic Repairman
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Brian slept with the server and gave it Herpes...


Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Oh, I'll get this thing fixed for good...don't you worry.


Nikkilina
Washington University School of Medicine
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Gotta love a good Herpes joke!


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Brian Krueger, PhD said:

Oh, I'll get this thing fixed for good...don't you worry.

Fixed like Candid Engineers cat? But Brian, you may or your fiance want those later. And I dare say she's not too happy with you sleeping with the server. Again.

 


Odyssey
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Ooops. Misplaced "may". Way to screw up a joke Odyssey.

 


Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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I'll fix it in the morning. Who wants the ability to edit comments??

Odyssey
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Brian Krueger, PhD said: I'll fix it in the morning. Who wants the ability to edit comments??

Yes please!!


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GR:

The more I think about it, the more I think the grad student has the hots for you. The situation has all the classic mating ritual signs. By throwing your stuff on the floor so she can neatly arrange hers on your desk she's sending the dual messages of "When we're hitched I'll let you leave your junk strewn all over the place" (which is a lie) and "Look, I can make a nice place for us" (potentially also a lie). Your messed up lab station? "Look, we can do stuff together" coupled with the subtext "But you get to pick up the pieces afterwards." Missing power pack, used up antibody and used pipettes? The classic "What's yours is mine, and what's mine is mine."

Dude, you're toast. Best start ring shopping and just get it over with. Tideliar and I will get started planning the bachelor party.

 


JanedeLartigue
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Odyssey, you're totally right! Congrats on the impending nuptials GR!


Will
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We were all noobies once although this one seems to be a particularly bad one.  Even the good ones add extra work though because you have to constantly be checking up on them and redo what they do as well as your own work.


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Brian Krueger, PhD said: I'll fix it in the morning. Who wants the ability to edit comments??

 

Absolutely fucking not!

 

Rule #1 of a forum - you can't edit comments. If someone says something and gets called on it they should stand by their weiting or apologise. If people can go back and edit you can say any shit you like and then simply change it later and make someone else (the defender) look like a tool.

If anything, grant one of the regulars MOderator powers to help you with "pls help I fucked up my comment" requests.


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Odyssey said:

Dude, you're toast. Best start ring shopping and just get it over with. Tideliar and I will get started planning the bachelor party.

 

 

Nail -> Head

bang on mate. Now, strippers and beer, or beer and strippers?


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Tideliar said:

Brian Krueger, PhD said: I'll fix it in the morning. Who wants the ability to edit comments??

 

Absolutely fucking not!

 

Rule #1 of a forum - you can't edit comments. If someone says something and gets called on it they should stand by their weiting or apologise. If people can go back and edit you can say any shit you like and then simply change it later and make someone else (the defender) look like a tool.

If anything, grant one of the regulars MOderator powers to help you with "pls help I fucked up my comment" requests.

Completely agree, here. Comment editing is way too easy to abuse in really bad ways for it to make it worth fixing careless typing mistakes. Just read over your posts before hitting "add comment," peeps!


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I'm actually getting married in two weeks. Guess I can have a real family and my Eskimo family. Gonna be difficult to do on a grad student stipend though.

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Tideliar said:

Odyssey said:

Dude, you're toast. Best start ring shopping and just get it over with. Tideliar and I will get started planning the bachelor party.

 

 

Nail -> Head

bang on mate. Now, strippers and beer, or beer and strippers?

I was thinking beer, strippers, beer, more strippers, and finally beer. It's the least we can do for GR.

 


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Sounds like a fukin bonza plan mate! But. Do we have enough strippers and beer?

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Can't hurt to have few more kegs and strippers.
Now we need to decide on how to end GR's evening. We could go with the old standard strip him and tie him to a railroad crossing boom gate, or take a more modern approach and hire a Mexican donkey for him, if you catch my drift. Either way let's make sure it appears on YouTube for posterity's sake.

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Im drunk as fuck but I vote donkey. A motherfucker has got to have some class and style

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Then Gentelmen we have butt one choice. A donkey chained to a railrod tie, handcufed to GR it is! WIth Uchoob shenangans

...oh and no jello shots w tih brains in them. bad plan

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