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By gzt (Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 06:16:31 AM EST) gzt, trolled (all tags)
There will be no summary executions.

I am not a very "engaged" employee at the moment.

I don't actually have any statistical applications on my work computer. No SPSS, no SAS, etc. Just Excel. Which can do the very most basic analyses, sure, but if you want to actually get something done, it's not the tool. Well, guess what. Somebody just got a survey and wants somebody to analyze it. I'm the mathematician. The basic analysis has been done, but they want somebody else to go over some of the stuff and answer some questions. With a real statistical application, I'd just do a few regressions and point to a couple numbers. With Excel, can you even do multiple regression? Then there's the problem of getting from the raw survey dump to something the software can actually work with.

Speaking of which, I have sort of figured that, if I don't manage to do something I actually feel like going to every day, I might go back to school, maybe to a stats program. I will feel like a complete sellout for doing anything other than pure maths, plus I don't actually know anything about stats, but it has piqued my interest lately and it is fairly handy. Plus, I already am a sellout.

I need to get out of here.

I also think something is not right in my abdomen.

It's a little frustrating: I'm pretty awesome, I have fairly good credentials, and I just can't get into a good position. It's like I'm Richard Rich in A Man for All Seasons, except that everybody likes me and wants me to succeed. Well, I suppose some would say I'm in a good position now.

From Dear Vera:

Such justifications are naturally scant defense against the sentiments of regret toward the undeniably inescapable consequences of any guileless but admittedly unfortunate actions prompted by an overabundance of exuberance and youthful desire for what so completely captured both imagination and inclination with an indescribably irresistible feminine grace revealed subtly in each casual motion and word that in falling carelessly from tongue or finger gained with sublime efficacy an insidious influence over any unlucky hearer who fell sway to the unwilling enchantress's professedly unintentional charms. Affected innocence of allure understandably provokes skepticism from cynical observers to whom the idealized image of the fairer sex has lost much of its fairytale luster from repeated abuse by actual specimens who unsurprisingly happen to suffer from identical foibles and shortcomings to those commonly instilled through biology or rearing under the inept or pitiless behest of the very same sort of moral and emotional cripple as is now being effectively nurtured toward an aversion to human unpredictability and defensive disingenuousness in the face of that spontaneous novelty of thought and action positioned antithesis zero.
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Holy Run On Sentences, Batman! n/t by Gedvondur (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 06:33:37 AM EST

"If you do not sin, then you too may some day float like a big pink Goodyear blimp of The Lord." -theboz
Being bored at work is bad for the soul. by chimbley sweep (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 01:08:36 PM EST
I think Marx was onto something there. Well not there, but somewhere like it. You must rise above!

Well, I suppose some would say I'm in a good position now.

Better than most, I suppose.

Being bored ever is bad for the soul by gzt (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 01:35:43 PM EST
But what can you do when you have nothing to do but must be there for at least 7 hours? Well, I suppose there's a horrible project that has nothing to do with anything I'm good at that I could work on that has no real parameters and no real due date. And a project with no real parameters that's something I do sort of have the skills to work on but also lack the tools for (that survey).

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my email address hasn't changed sir = by nathan (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 03:06:26 PM EST

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