I just noticed I didn't mention his accident in my stream. Poor kiddo had his first 911 call, emergency room visit, and hospital admission last Sunday. He's all right (now), but boy was it scary.
This isn't a regular problem, but July was a crazy set of (I hope) statistically anomalous customer emergencies. The challenging part is that I'm the guy who's supposed to be hiring additional people to make sure nobody's on call to much. I have the headcount, just not the heads.
I do my best, but oncall is oncall...
Yes. This week is out for me. When can you beer?
"Look at the person to your left," the professor says. The crowd dutifully looks to the left. "Look at the person to your right," he instructs, and the crowd follows. "One of you will not pass this class."
"Now stretch out your hands," he says. Everybody does so, uncomfortable as it is to do so in such a packed room.
"Those are your error bars."
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