07/13/08 07:20 - ID#45008
Things that stress me out
12/05/06 12:19 - ID#32843
The most stressful day
I decided to finally brave the cold and walk home at 10:30 because I was hungry. I didn't go get lunch because the rest of my team was going to McDonalds for lunch and I haven't eaten there since 1994. I like to keep it that way. Not to say that I will not eat the occasional fast food meal but McDonalds is never going to be part of my menu.
On the web design front I finished surebert 2.09 which is even better than before. I want so bad to integrate it into the new estrip. It would make the site much better but I really don't have time for that right now.
I would do anything to have a week of programming time to work on estrip. I have like 10,000 ideas and re-factoring jobs I want to do. Sometimes, I miss being a student/proferssor for that reason but most of the time I don't so I am not going to dwell on that.
There was an article in the Buffalo News about the salaries of all the hospital CEOs. I know this is my boss's boss's boss so I probably shouldn't even comment on this, but I am surprised that Dr. Hohn, the CEO of Roswell gets paid $644,000/year plus benefits. It's just way higher than I expected. Apparently, he, like many other CEOs in the area helped make the hospital profitable and so that makes him worth so much. He oversaw it's transition from a state organization to a public benefit corporation (WIKIPEDIA - Public benefit corporation).
Quote from the Buffalo News
Roswell is unique in the area because it's not a community hospital. Although it serves cancer patients from a broad geographic region, its other missions are medical research and education, and it gets significant funding from grants, especially from the government.
Founded in 1898, Roswell employs 2,700, including 227 doctors and scientists. But with only 101 beds, it handles less than 5,000 admissions and 153,000 outpatient visits in a year. However, it has about $89 million in grants and contracts, with 522 research projects.
It's one of 39 national comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. And it's one of only 10 of the 39 that are separate from a university. So when setting compensation, the board and a consulting firm look at seven hospitals that are most similar to Roswell, including Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York and the Dana Farber Cancer Center in Boston.
"Ultimately, supply and demand drives compensation. There's no way to get around that," said Richard D. Paris, Roswell vice president of human resources. "Ultimately, you get what you pay for."
Hohn, an experienced surgeon and current chairman of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, has led the hospital for about a decade since being recruited here from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. In that time, he's overseen the hospital's conversion from a state entity into a public benefit corporation.
Yet his pay, as well as that of three other top Roswell executives, is actually less than that of three-fourths of the seven comparable cancer centers, and right at the midpoint for all cancer centers and teaching hospitals, Paris said.
08/02/06 10:14 - ID#32713
Non Stop Stress Makes Headaches
There is tenant drama, thesis drama, dcotor drama, vacation drama, lawyer drama, seller drama, and moving drama plus the related allergy drama.
The heat would be one thing if I could just enjoy it, but this week I have a feeling it will be lots of time in the car and lots of time arguing and making life altering decisions, plus trying to bust out the final draft of my thesis.
I would just take the whole week off but I already took the 16th to the 23rd off for vacation in the adirondacks. The thesis stuff need to officially be done by the 25th which is now the 15th for me! Which leaves me no time between work and the house.
I also terrified of the house situation. Like what if I can't live in it till September because of alegeries. Where am I gonna go?
Last night we actually made it to Bennett Beach at around 8:00PM. I would say it was a perfect time to go. Not too many people and the water was warm even as the sun was going down. The waves were great too for once. I think I might make it and after work event again.
04/18/06 10:59 - ID#32571
Anyways, so no car. I also have to deal with the paint at my tenants house or they are going to revoke the insurance, at least so the letter says. I did the stupidest thing. Last fall I scraped the paint on the front-top of the house but then it got to cold to paint so it looked like crap on the section I scraped. Yes, it was so dumb, I know but I am still learning about the whole land owning thing. That need to be dealt with today as well.
Then there is the thesis that is due in two weeks and still is not edited. Maybe I will work on it. Maybe. (e:shawnr) finished his. Good for him.
Honestly, I would rather just be at work programming right now.
Yesterday we at at fat bobs. Yummy fried cat fish.
- 24 linwood
- botanical gardens
- key west
- buffalo rising
- central terminal
- church of the ascension
- key west
- orange tongue