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Postby starlooker » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:53 am

14. If I only get three hours of sleep one night, then the next night I should go to bed early in order to avoid oversleeping. And thus arriving an hour and fifteen minutes late for fieldwork. Damnit.

Nothing like the shock of laying in bed thinking, "it's light out. It must be Wednesday or I wouldn't be sleeping in." and then realizing, no, it's Tuesday and you must've turned your alarm off in your sleep instead of hitting snooze. Or like looking at your alarm clock that you set for 5 AM and seeing that it is, in fact, 8 AM.
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Postby Young Val » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:16 am

4. i am not superwoman. it doesn't matter how fast i read, i cannot--with my current nonstop schedule--read and report on FIVE 300+ page manuscripts per night. i will stop taking home more work than i have the time to do. if i feel like i'm being overloaded, i will calmly explain to my boss that i need to take a breather from the at-home work.



apparently that one didn't stick last time.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
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I'm sick of waiting
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Postby anonshadow » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:40 am

1. Never put things off--if you do, you will never get around to them.



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Postby LilBee91 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:42 pm

1. Actually studying for a test is rather helpful.
I used to hate gravity because it would not let me fly. Now I realize it is gravity that lets me stand.

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Postby anonshadow » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:47 pm

2. When putting on or taking off a sweatshirt, always check to make sure my earrings have not fallen off.



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Postby starlooker » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:47 pm

15. Treat other people's time like it is valuable. Because it is. And wasting it can be an abuse of power.
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Postby starlooker » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:56 am

16. The basics still apply.
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Postby Ithilien » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:05 am

1. Never procrastinate. Stay focused on what you need to get done: so get off the computer now!!!

<I can't: this is too addictive!>

<Okay, 1...2...3!>
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Postby starlooker » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:55 pm

17. Be clear with my supervisor about what the heck I'm supposed to do in given situations.

18. Get some goddamn therapy.
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Postby starlooker » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:16 pm

19. Always double check the heading. Wechsler is spelled with an "h" not a "k."
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Postby Borommakot_15 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:58 pm

1. When I say that I am going to shut up, I will shut up. I get myself into too much dang trouble, as it is.
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Postby daPyr0x » Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:52 pm

Do not, no matter how much you may want to, trust anyone with anything important. Not money, not work, not love, not yourself. You will only be disappointed. If you need something done right, do it your damn self. Noone else will.
Stop trying to be perfect. Focus on being you; perfect will come.
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Postby Firegirl » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:12 pm

2. That being able to make decisive decisions and to think coherently during times of stress & sometimes burnout is a great thing.

3. TO NOT relive the past too much or it will destroy your present and future.

4. Never discuss the demerits of plea bargaining with a friend who currently still knows more about the law than I do.
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Postby starlooker » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:11 am

20. No one expects you to travel during a winter storm warning with gusting winds. So don't do it. You don't look dedicated, you look stupid.

21. Don't forget to check the weather before you leave on your weekly 70 mile commute.

22. Don't let yourself get into sleeping patterns of, "Fall asleep at 9:00, wake up at 3:30." That's just a pain.
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Postby zeroguy » Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:22 am

22. Don't let yourself get into sleeping patterns of, "Fall asleep at 9:00, wake up at 3:30." That's just a pain.
Out of curiosity, AM or PM?
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Postby starlooker » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:55 am

9:00 PM, 3:30 AM
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There's another life out there...

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Postby Young Val » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:59 am

I WILL LEARN TO TRANSFER CALLS.


this is the 3RD TIME TODAY i've fucked that up. i have the directions written down in front of me and everything. how freakin' hard is it to transfer a goddamn call?! they must be sitting there, regretting their choice to hire me. what kind of an idiot doesn't know how to work a fucking phone?!


ARGH I AM SO FRUSTRATED.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby Jayelle » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:21 am

Oh, I so relate to that Kel. I hate, hate, hate transfering calls, it fills me with a sense of panic. Phones are evil - they screw up just to make you look bad.
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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:55 pm

1. When people hem and haw about a question in an interview, make them answer it. The answer they're hiding could turn out to be important.

2. You can't please everyone. Be happy about the people that are happy, and just deal with the ones that aren't. By deal with, I mean "let them sleep with the fishes." (Actually, I mean either talk them into what you want or give their job to someone else.)
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Postby zeroguy » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:59 pm

I WILL LEARN TO TRANSFER CALLS.
It's okay. Homer Simpson had a lot of problems with that, too. (I kid; I've never even attempted it, and I hate phones in general, too.)
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Postby daPyr0x » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:51 am

Someone actually does notice when I don't care at all about anything anymore.

At all costs, avoid working at the warehouse, I'll never be good enough (because those that do so regularely on the day shift will always be faster).

My boss does actually think that I'm "not replacable"
Stop trying to be perfect. Focus on being you; perfect will come.
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Postby starlooker » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:11 pm

23. Reply to emails immediately
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Postby starlooker » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:01 pm

24. Just because someone was great two years ago does not mean they're great now.

25. History of aggression = talk to the nursing staff prior to session.

26. Sometimes deciding, "Hm, well, Take Two!" is a good decision.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:59 pm

Eek. *hug*
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Postby starlooker » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:33 am

*hugs*

Thanks, dear. I'm fine. Just had a bit of a scare is all. Fortunately.
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Postby anonshadow » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:53 pm

3. When you talk to people about important issues, and you want a response, generally it is a good idea to let them get a few words in edgewise.



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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:01 pm

Nothing to learn. Nothing to do. I have no confidence and I feel very dumb.
"Only for today, I will devote 10 minutes of my time to some good reading, remembering that just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul." -- Pope John XXIII

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Postby starlooker » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:25 pm

****many many hugs****

*jellybeans*

Love you very much.
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Postby fawkes » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:50 am

Always, always do what you're asked.
Step one, take off your shirt. Step two ... Step three, PROFIT!

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Postby Hegemon » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:06 am

Always, always do what you're asked.
Get me some coffee pls.

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Postby fawkes » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:25 am

*brings John some coffee*
Step one, take off your shirt. Step two ... Step three, PROFIT!

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Postby Petra456 » Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:15 pm

I wouldn't do that if I were you, it's a trap.
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Postby daPyr0x » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:01 pm

I wouldn't do that if I were you, it's a trap.
With an open ended statement like hers, John would do a lot worse than ask for coffee if it was a trap ;-)
Stop trying to be perfect. Focus on being you; perfect will come.
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Postby daPyr0x » Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:53 am

Don't do anything for anyone. They don't deserve it. They won't appreciate it. They won't pay you back.

Don't try. The opportunity for success may as well be nil, and the failure isn't worth it.
Stop trying to be perfect. Focus on being you; perfect will come.
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Postby starlooker » Mon May 14, 2007 3:58 pm

28. Do not have incapacitating crises the same week a bunch of s*** is due to a completely hardass professor.
There's another home somewhere,
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There's another life out there...

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