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OneMoreYear

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Re: The vinhale thread?
« Reply #105 on: July 15, 2022, 07:57:18 AM »
Inhale: Taking a vacation next week!
Vent: I am now sick
Inhale: It's not COVID! Tested negative twice to make sure.
Vent: I still feel like crap.
Inhale: At least I do not have to go to work.
Vent: But, I'll be sick on vacation.

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Re: The vinhale thread?
« Reply #106 on: July 15, 2022, 08:52:08 AM »
@paultuttle:

Good luck, sounds like progressive baby steps at least with your folks' awareness of and willingness to accommodate various realistic scenarios. We could never get my folks to that point.

@OneMoreYear

Arrgh!!! I hope you recover quickly enough to be able to enjoy at least SOME of your non-work-scheduled time.

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Re: The vinhale thread?
« Reply #107 on: July 18, 2022, 08:47:48 AM »
Sending wishes for recovery to OMY, Ab_Grp, and ALH, and echoing the sentiments PaulTuttle expressed.

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Re: The vinhale thread?
« Reply #108 on: July 19, 2022, 05:26:23 AM »
Inhale: Taking a vacation next week!
Vent: I am now sick
Inhale: It's not COVID! Tested negative twice to make sure.
Vent: I still feel like crap.
Inhale: At least I do not have to go to work.
Vent: But, I'll be sick on vacation.

Oh, how frustrating. I hope your illness resolves in time for you to enjoy your vacation.

Me now:

Vent: A student failed to submit some Very Important Paperwork four years ago, and now is facing the consequences.
Inhale: I was not the student's primary supervisor at the time, so it's (probably) not going to land on my head. Student's primary supervisor on the time is a very senior colleague and is taking the lead on figuring out how to fix it.
Vent: It was our responsibility to check that the VIP was filed, and we totally screwed it up. Also, I'm now the student's current primary supervisor, so I'm in the soup too.
Inhale: The student seems to have still done all the actual things that the VIP was intended to ensure get done, so it may be possible to file the VIP retrospectively.
Vent: I finally managed to take a proper three-week vacation (I know!) and discovered the problem right at the beginning of the vacation, and it has been lurking and ruining my sleep the entire time.
Inhale: I still have a few days left of my leave, and Senior Colleague seems to be handling things without requiring my involvement (yet). Still not clear whether things are handleable, but it's nice to have a comrade in this taking the lead.
Vent. Arrrgh.

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Re: The vinhale thread?
« Reply #109 on: July 19, 2022, 06:40:08 AM »
Vent: A student failed to submit some Very Important Paperwork four years ago, and now is facing the consequences.
Inhale: I was not the student's primary supervisor at the time, so it's (probably) not going to land on my head. Student's primary supervisor on the time is a very senior colleague and is taking the lead on figuring out how to fix it.
Vent: It was our responsibility to check that the VIP was filed, and we totally screwed it up. Also, I'm now the student's current primary supervisor, so I'm in the soup too.
Inhale: The student seems to have still done all the actual things that the VIP was intended to ensure get done, so it may be possible to file the VIP retrospectively.
Vent: I finally managed to take a proper three-week vacation (I know!) and discovered the problem right at the beginning of the vacation, and it has been lurking and ruining my sleep the entire time.
Inhale: I still have a few days left of my leave, and Senior Colleague seems to be handling things without requiring my involvement (yet). Still not clear whether things are handleable, but it's nice to have a comrade in this taking the lead.
Vent. Arrrgh.

Ah, a rapid update! Senior Colleague seems to have fixed it.

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Re: The vinhale thread?
« Reply #110 on: July 19, 2022, 08:30:17 AM »
Vent: A student failed to submit some Very Important Paperwork four years ago, and now is facing the consequences.
Inhale: I was not the student's primary supervisor at the time, so it's (probably) not going to land on my head. Student's primary supervisor on the time is a very senior colleague and is taking the lead on figuring out how to fix it.
Vent: It was our responsibility to check that the VIP was filed, and we totally screwed it up. Also, I'm now the student's current primary supervisor, so I'm in the soup too.
Inhale: The student seems to have still done all the actual things that the VIP was intended to ensure get done, so it may be possible to file the VIP retrospectively.
Vent: I finally managed to take a proper three-week vacation (I know!) and discovered the problem right at the beginning of the vacation, and it has been lurking and ruining my sleep the entire time.
Inhale: I still have a few days left of my leave, and Senior Colleague seems to be handling things without requiring my involvement (yet). Still not clear whether things are handleable, but it's nice to have a comrade in this taking the lead.
Vent. Arrrgh.

Ah, a rapid update! Senior Colleague seems to have fixed it.

Cross-postable on the Inhale thread, perhaps?

Congratulations! And try to relax during the rest of your vacation, now that that particular monkey's off your back.

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Re: The vinhale thread?
« Reply #111 on: July 19, 2022, 09:00:26 AM »
From the student's perspective, glad you all caught it and fixed it.

Responsible advisors are a treasure.

M.

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Re: The vinhale thread?
« Reply #112 on: August 05, 2022, 12:35:04 PM »
Vent: My air conditioning finally died yesterday, and it’s continuing to be in the 90s here.
Inhale: It’s not as bad as it was earlier in the week
Vent: There aren’t any replacement units around; its central air; could be 3-5 weeks before a unit arrives
Inhale: The HVAC people have window units to loan
Vent: The HOA wont let us install window units (dangerous unsightly)
Inhale: My electric bill will be low this month! And I got 29 years out of the unit that just gave up the ghost. And I’m leaving for vacation in a northerly clime in a week (it’s always cool there)
Inhale again.  An HOA member just brought over a window unit. I can sleep tonight!

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Re: The vinhale thread?
« Reply #113 on: August 06, 2022, 12:02:37 AM »
Vent: My air conditioning finally died yesterday, and it’s continuing to be in the 90s here.
Inhale: It’s not as bad as it was earlier in the week
Vent: There aren’t any replacement units around; its central air; could be 3-5 weeks before a unit arrives
Inhale: The HVAC people have window units to loan
Vent: The HOA wont let us install window units (dangerous unsightly)
Inhale: My electric bill will be low this month! And I got 29 years out of the unit that just gave up the ghost. And I’m leaving for vacation in a northerly clime in a week (it’s always cool there)
Inhale again.  An HOA member just brought over a window unit. I can sleep tonight!

Yay, happy ending! Ridiculous that the HOA was considering not allowing life-saving appliances in life-threatening heat because uNsIgHtLy. I'm glad they seem to have reconsidered.