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Clinical research in Cancer, Health Economics, Statistics and Social Policy Analysis.

You're like Paul Warhurst.

Renaissance man not Journeyman. Its really specialised tbh.

 

Today i was estimating survival functions off clinical data and using some wizardry called the cholesky decomposition, converting the function into a time dependent probability of experiencing cancer related events and death. This gets run through a markov model built in excel that predicts how long patients will live and how much they will cost. Governments in Europe demand this but these needs are subtly changing as health policy develops, regionally and locally. To keep ahead, i need to know about the process of healthcare evaluation in each country. I also do my own research to into the costs of managing disease, treatment patterns, quality of life studies and meta-analysing clinical trial data. These get put together in big dossiers, populate the models and sometimes get published. I do loads of commercial stuff too but i wouldn't discuss that on here :lol:

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In an office of sorts.

 

I'm in the gaming industry. Progression is a problem but I'm content with it.

 

 

Work from home, locked in your bedroom moderating the bingo forums. :D

 

No wonder your so depressed all the time :lol:

 

I actually once picked a lad up who did this job. His role was to keep them all chatting and spending money.

Er, make that the other gaming industry then. Video games if you need it spelled out for you.

 

 

 

 

 

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In an office of sorts.

 

I'm in the gaming industry. Progression is a problem but I'm content with it.

 

 

Work from home, locked in your bedroom moderating the bingo forums. :D

 

No wonder your so depressed all the time :lol:

 

I actually once picked a lad up who did this job. His role was to keep them all chatting and spending money.

Er, make that the other gaming industry then. Video games if you need it spelled out for you.

 

 

 

 

 

;)

 

 

Your one of the sims?

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Well a more detailed description of what I am up to, those of you paying attention will recall I was made redundant in January from an important sounding and ideologically laudable yet rather boring role, where I had grand ideas but was lost in a sea of bureaucracy, arseholes and ineptitude. This would have been okay had I not been treated so brutally and uncaringly by someone on here, yule know who I mean. :lol:

 

It seems interviews and applications (both of which I fucking despise) are not the only way to find work;

 

I have recently become Commercial Agent for my favourite artist after buying a couple of paintings from him and then meeting him a few times,

 

I'm opening a kitchen in September in one of Brighton's best coffee shops, in partnership with a like minded chap. I am designing the kitchen and look forward to putting the stereo in.

 

Working the Chilli Festival down here too as there was no veggie chilli last year so I am taking a stand (quite literally) to fix that this year with my kick-arse varieties and a few pies to boot.

 

Random as fuck, but very interesting and expressive, life outside of 9-5. Outside of The Office with all those twats you spend half your waking day with, the just getting by, clock watching, female ogling, arse scratching, dying-a-death, weekend dreaming, cash chasing, spirit sapping endless millions.

 

Of course I absolutely understand all the variables that have most people in jobs which are 'meh', I was there myself for long enough, and indeed may still be there now if I had not got the kick up the arse I needed. And I know some people who seem to thrive in all that. I certainly didn't, it skewered my spirit to near misery in the end.

 

So as encouragement to anyone finding themselves in a rut, or facing redundancy; Take the leap, the plunge, the risk, free yourself to possibility and adventure. Follow your passions while you still can. Don't be a slave to security.

 

Go on, you'll be dead soon, and business loans will probably never be cheaper. And if it goes tits up, well, there's always taxi driving.

 

 

;)

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Well a more detailed description of what I am up to, those of you paying attention will recall I was made redundant in January from an important sounding and ideologically laudable yet rather boring role, where I had grand ideas but was lost in a sea of bureaucracy, arseholes and ineptitude. This would have been okay had I not been treated so brutally and uncaringly by someone on here, yule know who I mean. :lol:

 

It seems interviews and applications (both of which I fucking despise) are not the only way to find work;

 

I have recently become Commercial Agent for my favourite artist after buying a couple of paintings from him and them meeting him a few times,

 

I'm opening a kitchen in September in one of Brighton's best coffee shops, in partnership with a like minded chap. I am designing the kitchen and look forward to putting the stereo in.

 

Working the Chilli Festival down here too as there was no veggie chilli last year so I am taking a stand (quite literally) to fix that this year with my kick-arse varieties and a few pies to boot.

 

Random as fuck, but very interesting and expressive, life outside of 9-5. Outside of The Office with all those twats you spend half your waking day with, the just getting by, clock watching, female ogling, arse scratching, dying-a-death, weekend dreaming, cash chasing, spirit sapping endless millions.

 

Of course I absolutely understand all the variables that have most people in jobs which are 'meh', I was there myself for long enough, and indeed may still be there now if I had not got the kick up the arse I needed. And I know some people who seem to thrive in all that. I certainly didn't, it skewered my spirit to near misery in the end.

 

So as encouragement to anyone finding themselves in a rut, or facing redundancy; Take the leap, the plunge, the risk, free yourself to possibility and adventure. Follow your passions while you still can. Don't be a slave to security.

 

Go on, you'll be dead soon, and business loans will probably never be cheaper. And if it goes tits up, well, there's always taxi driving.

 

 

;)

 

Epic post, mate! :D

 

All the very best with everything and enjoy the gay perks of Brighton too you geet hom.

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And on the wall of said kitchen he's going to hoy a photo up of Norman Tebbitt emerging from the rubble of the Brighton Grand mouthing 'dont whinge, get on your bike' for inspiration.

 

In all seriousness, great to hear TS and best of luck. Sounds like a top plan (or lack of).

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Work as an apprentice doing customer services, dealing with the lovely people of Ashingtons queries about anything including Benefits and Council Tax.

 

Words can't describe the hate I have for my job.

 

Are you the lad that sits on the stool near the ticket machine? If so I think I seen you when I went to sort out my council tax. You looked sick as fuck.

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Work in Office 80% of the time and with clients 20%, travel between three offices though. MD of own business so I'm happy with it. I'd say the highs can be really high but the lows can be really fucking low.

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Does anyone get the feeling that when CT pulls up alongside the other drivers on the rank and starts regurgitating his tales of being an internet guru, that the workload at Arrow taxis suddenly increases and the other drivers bolt like rabbits leaving the warren when there's a ferret in their midst.

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Does anyone get the feeling that when CT pulls up alongside the other drivers on the rank and starts regurgitating his tales of being an internet guru, that the workload at Arrow taxis suddenly increases and the other drivers bolt like rabbits leaving the warren when there's a ferret in their midst.

 

Try as you might, Im not going to get drawn into a war of words and end up belittling you.

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Does anyone get the feeling that when CT pulls up alongside the other drivers on the rank and starts regurgitating his tales of being an internet guru, that the workload at Arrow taxis suddenly increases and the other drivers bolt like rabbits leaving the warren when there's a ferret in their midst.

 

Try as you might, Im not going to get drawn into a war of words and end up belittling you.

 

If you did that he might disappear altogether.

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Does anyone get the feeling that when CT pulls up alongside the other drivers on the rank and starts regurgitating his tales of being an internet guru, that the workload at Arrow taxis suddenly increases and the other drivers bolt like rabbits leaving the warren when there's a ferret in their midst.

 

Try as you might, Im not going to get drawn into a war of words and end up belittling you.

 

Coward as well as a liar and a mackem to boot, what a combination.

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Work as an apprentice doing customer services, dealing with the lovely people of Ashingtons queries about anything including Benefits and Council Tax.

 

Words can't describe the hate I have for my job.

 

Are you the lad that sits on the stool near the ticket machine? If so I think I seen you when I went to sort out my council tax. You looked sick as fuck.

 

Yup, that's me, looking cheery as heck as I have to sit 9-til-5 on crap wages, deein' nowt and having people get frustrated at me at things which aren't in my control

 

But i've only gone and got a desk now, check iz owt now lad ;)

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