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bampilot06 07-08-22 06:29 PM

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gross

big john 07-08-22 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22568540)
I remember years ago at Genentech, there was a growing number of non-PhD folks like me, Senior Research Associates (then), who had 8-10 years of lab experience and wanted to continue to take on more responsibility, etc. This conflicted with the academic model that PhDs are the only "real" Scientists. One of the higher ups in Research infamously said, "Why would we want to retain a Senior Research Associate, when we can hire 3 kids fresh out of college for the same salary?"

Of course, what he discovered was that 3 kids fresh out of college don't know what they're doing, and end up needing more supervision, and are less productive.

It's amazing how out of touch some management can be. This is sometimes a product of nepotism. One of the managers I had was a total fraud and we all knew it within weeks. One day he chastised an electrical specialist for parking his car in the shop in the stall of a guy who was on vacation. Guy figures he'll move the car when he goes to lunch but the manager came back to see it was still there and took the technician up to his office to threaten him. "I can replace you in an instant" he said. Tech responds "Good luck with that" and quits. I think it was 8 or 9 months before they found someone and the new guy wasn't close to the other.

After that guy quit the manager did something stupid and I told the owner's son that I didn't think the manager was the right guy for the job. Owner's son (he hired the manager) tells me that I don't know enough to judge whether my boss is a good manager and he would have known right away if the guy couldn't hack it. OK. Turns out when they finally did fire the manager months later they found out how bad he was. He was hiding paperwork and had no idea how to do his job.

DougRNS 07-08-22 06:44 PM

3 cheers for datlas

DougRNS 07-08-22 06:52 PM

PSA

Any of you over 50 types who are reluctant to get your colonoscopy, let me tell you its a piece of cake. I was reluctant and today I had one and an Endoscopy and it was painless. A routine dental appointment is worse. Get it done!
Oh, my colon was so clean you could eat off of it! My next one is in 7-10 years.

genejockey 07-08-22 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22568552)
It's amazing how out of touch some management can be. This is sometimes a product of nepotism. One of the managers I had was a total fraud and we all knew it within weeks. One day he chastised an electrical specialist for parking his car in the shop in the stall of a guy who was on vacation. Guy figures he'll move the car when he goes to lunch but the manager came back to see it was still there and took the technician up to his office to threaten him. "I can replace you in an instant" he said. Tech responds "Good luck with that" and quits. I think it was 8 or 9 months before they found someone and the new guy wasn't close to the other.

After that guy quit the manager did something stupid and I told the owner's son that I didn't think the manager was the right guy for the job. Owner's son (he hired the manager) tells me that I don't know enough to judge whether my boss is a good manager and he would have known right away if the guy couldn't hack it. OK. Turns out when they finally did fire the manager months later they found out how bad he was. He was hiding paperwork and had no idea how to do his job.

Nothing sours a job quicker than a bad manager. One problem that kept cropping up in Biotech is the tendency to say, "Wow, you're really good at the bench. Here's a group of 6 people for you to manage!" and then not provide any training. Some do well, some do very poorly, most muddle along.

bampilot06 07-08-22 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22568560)
PSA

Any of you over 50 types who are reluctant to get your colonoscopy, let me tell you its a piece of cake. I was reluctant and today I had one and an Endoscopy and it was painless. A routine dental appointment is worse. Get it done!
Oh, my colon was so clean you could eat off of it! My next one is in 7-10 years.


thatís because Dougís donít do drugs.

DougRNS 07-08-22 07:06 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22568563)
thatís because Dougís donít do drugs.

Damn straight.

DougRNS 07-08-22 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22568560)
PSA

Any of you over 50 types who are reluctant to get your colonoscopy, let me tell you its a piece of cake. I was reluctant and today I had one and an Endoscopy and it was painless. A routine dental appointment is worse. Get it done!
Oh, my colon was so clean you could eat off of it! My next one is in 7-10 years.

Note: I prehydrated. I'm sure [MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION] would be proud of me.

bampilot06 07-08-22 07:19 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22568571)
Note: I prehydrated. I'm sure [MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION] would be proud of me.


Ive eaten nothing but broccoli for the last 15 years to prepare for this moment. Only 16 more years to go.

ls01 07-08-22 08:00 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22568560)
PSA

Any of you over 50 types who are reluctant to get your colonoscopy, let me tell you its a piece of cake. I was reluctant and today I had one and an Endoscopy and it was painless. A routine dental appointment is worse. Get it done!
Oh, my colon was so clean you could eat off of it! My next one is in 7-10 years.

The meds have clearly not worn off yet

rjones28 07-08-22 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22568375)
I think the bike boom is over. Was at the local Trek shop, and they have several 2021 bikes in common sizes marked down 25% that have been sitting for months. Their 2022 road bikes are not moving either with basically the same stock theyíve had since May. Same with nice, late model bikes on CL and FB - sitting with the prices asked doing nothing but dropping.

All year. First half activity at our little shop is down something like 40% versus last year.

ls01 07-08-22 08:06 PM

I am currently in Grayling MI. For the Black bear grand fondo, tomorrow. As I normally do I am sleeping in a tent tonight to show the God's I am pure of heart and worthy. Also guess who forgot his sleeping bag....:innocent:
General dollar to the rescue...hopefully. I bought an inexpensive comforter, blanket and pillow. I want to be well rested when I get popped on the first climb. Going down to 47 tonight.

seedsbelize2 07-08-22 08:21 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22568560)
PSA

Any of you over 50 types who are reluctant to get your colonoscopy, let me tell you its a piece of cake. I was reluctant and today I had one and an Endoscopy and it was painless. A routine dental appointment is worse. Get it done!
Oh, my colon was so clean you could eat off of it! My next one is in 7-10 years.

​​​​​​My last one they had the friend come back who would be driving me home, to see if I'd recognize her. I did, and then asked her if she recognized me
Doug's do good drugs.

Mojo31 07-08-22 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir (Post 22568454)
Wheel RPM or crank RPM? If the latter, how come I still cannot buy a reasonably accurate cadence meter all these years later? No, I don't need a power meter to tell me how meager mine is.

No issues with mine. The PM constantly reminds me of certain inadequacies.

Mojo31 07-08-22 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22568571)
Note: I prehydrated. I'm sure [MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION] would be proud of me.

You mean pre-vacated.

LesterOfPuppets 07-08-22 10:56 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22568578)
Ive eaten nothing but broccoli for the last 15 years to prepare for this moment. Only 16 more years to go.

Right now I'm having soppressata and a chelada, as God intended.

I did have poke with a bunch of cucumber and seaweed earlier though.

LesterOfPuppets 07-08-22 11:02 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22568305)
wait that old computer could tell you what gear you are on?

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!


That would work awesome on my ritchey.

Oh yeah baby!!!


LesterOfPuppets 07-08-22 11:47 PM

Hmmm. I wonder how many rectangular towns there are...
You have to click on "View Larger Map" to see it.


datlas 07-09-22 03:50 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22568357)
Are you sure youíre the captain? 😜


Thread needs more GFR.

datlas 07-09-22 03:51 AM

It’s raining but might end in a few hours, so I am hoping to have a rain-delay ride option today.

Trsnrtr 07-09-22 05:51 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22568715)
I did have poke with a bunch of cucumber and seaweed earlier though.

Reported - Family forum, Mister.

BillyD 07-09-22 05:51 AM

Sunny and 59* here in Glens Falls.

seedsbelize2 07-09-22 06:01 AM

Wordle 5/6

seedsbelize2 07-09-22 06:03 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22568781)
Itís raining but might end in a few hours, so I am hoping to have a rain-delay ride option today.

I arrived home in the rain and my wife asked if I would start in the rain. I can't remember ever doing so, except once, on tour. It was a very light rain.

Trsnrtr 07-09-22 06:04 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22568817)
Wordle 5/6

Me, too, and I had 4 letters after second guess, all 4 in proper places after third guess...


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