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February 15, 1988
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  1. In Topic: Has anybody read...

    09 March 2021 - 12:53 PM

    I read The Broom in the System by Wallace, before I read Infinite Jest. That one's a lot shorter, but it's his first book so maybe not as refined as the later Infinite Jest. I at some point gave up on Infinite Jest since I found it too long, but have finished and was intrigued by The Broom (I wanted to say "enjoyed it", but I found the book too weird and confronting to use those words).
  2. In Topic: 2020 Malazan Re-read: Toll the Hounds

    18 November 2020 - 08:07 PM

    That's in DoD
  3. In Topic: E-transport

    03 August 2020 - 03:15 PM

    View PostAptorian, on 03 August 2020 - 08:05 AM, said:

    By e-bikes are you guys referring to those battery driven bikes, where you only have to pedal lightly?

    I'd be careful about those. One of my coworkers used one of those thing regularly. Then it broke down one day and she had to borrow a regular bike. She said it felt like pushing a ton of bricks driving a regular bike because she wasn't really exerting herself and using her leg muscles normally.

    I'd agree: stick to a regular bike. You'll get fit in no time! For basically free.

    I'm from The country of bicycles though, that may be a small bias.
  4. In Topic: A Lateral Jump of Career

    22 May 2020 - 07:09 AM

    View PostCyphon, on 21 May 2020 - 06:21 PM, said:

    I've been told in the past to get some career coaching and the whole thing strikes me as weird. Is it a normal thing to do?

    I'm more keen on finding out if it's helpful -- I don't care at all if it's normal or weird.
  5. In Topic: A Lateral Jump of Career

    20 May 2020 - 02:51 PM

    View PostGust Hubb, on 20 May 2020 - 01:15 PM, said:

    View PostJames Hutton, on 20 May 2020 - 10:01 AM, said:

    View PostTsundoku, on 20 May 2020 - 09:09 AM, said:

    View PostGust Hubb, on 19 May 2020 - 05:01 PM, said:

    For the portion of the department where I work, we had 10 pathologists. One retired and 3 resigned/fired in the past 3 months. And there is only one newb starting July, so this place is fucked. Hospital is waking up after Covid and trying to return to full capacity. We were already understaffed as it was too.

    Whoa, that does sound like shit. Are they going on a hiring spree? Would they be really keen to keep you under those circumstances? If so, what are they prepared to offer?

    Same thing happened in my lab (mass spectrometry of common stable isotopes in rocks and water) a few years ago.
    - No hiring spree, because it's cheaper to have less staff on payroll. Have existing PhD students do all technical maintenance of equipment and run the projects that were outsourced to our lab.
    - My direct supervisor and other colleague were keen on keeping me, because of how I worked, nobody else. Upper management's thoughts? See previous point.
    - Offers? To write a letter of recommendation for me to use while looking for another job.

    Hutton hit it right on the nail. So we had a faculty meeting last night and absolutely zero mention of my resignation or concern over staffing. I know they can bring in freelance people (ad locums) to assist, but frankly, they have seemed to have no trouble overloading faculty and counting on the work versus quit in a pandemic dynamic to hold people here. Moreover, when restrictions lift, there are always residents to abuse with the workload. So as much as I want justice served and my boss to take a fall as the department crumbles, realistically they with limp along, bring in some other suckers just in time and then rinse and repeat the cycle. And COVID will provide cover and forgiveness for a whole host of abuses, and I am sure leadership has this at the back of their mind.

    Hutton, yeah, I would consider a life coach. Not sure how that works. I will be doing more job hunting and thinking this weekend once the grind is paused.

    Depressing as fuck, indeed.

    Hehe, I meant a professional career coach, like, somebody on par with a psychologist -- and not a youtube/influencer kinda person. Have never been to one either, so can't say anything about how that works.
    But hey, let's give this a shot: Apt, where do you think valuable and properly-valued work can be found? Or should I just start living on welfare and spent my time doing valuable work unpaid?



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    15 Feb 2021 - 07:57
    and again
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    14 Feb 2020 - 21:05
    happy birthday
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    30 Jan 2011 - 20:49
    Thanks dude, it was one of those spur of the moment good ideas you get sometimes.
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