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Old 07-13-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Not meaning to hijack in any way, but since you mentioned the castor beans - that is what I thought when Em wrote that (Em- you are a rascal!!!!). Do you remember the Deborah Green case in Kansas City? Both husband and wife were docs . . . she tried to poison him using castor beans. Amazingly horrific story!!! Like a movie!!! The Naval Research Lab in DC finally figured out the poor guy had been poisoned - he nearly died . . .

Now back to your thread, and hope you didn't mind that little sidebar on castor beans/ricin.
LOL, you're not hijacking!

Yeah, I learned about all kinds of stories like that when I attended the Biodefense Conference in D.C. last year. You wouldn't BELIEVE how stupid people can be. Well, yes you can, we see some of them troll on this forum every now and then.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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LOL, you're not hijacking!

Yeah, I learned about all kinds of stories like that when I attended the Biodefense Conference in D.C. last year. You wouldn't BELIEVE how stupid people can be. Well, yes you can, we see some of them troll on this forum every now and then.
HEE HEE HEE!!!! Yes, I totally believe it!!!!
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Couldn't be happier for you. Also glad your staying in this neck of the woods, though we would have just chimed in on the MD. board if we had to. BTW, your dog is beautiful. I swear, it looks like he is actually posing for that picture!
Good luck tomorrow.............
Thanks so much Doorway! I'm glad you guys won't have to travel so far to the Maryland board to talk to me, but nice to know you would!

And Gabriel says thanks to you too! He does love the camera...
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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First off, thanks to ani for the awesome banner of congratulations (from another thread)!



That was really sweet of you, ani, so thanks a ton! I was prompted by another sweet CLT City Data friend to inform her of my news, so I thought I'd share it with the rest of you as I told her.

The job is with the State Lab of Public Health in the Bioterrorism and Emerging Pathogens Unit. There are 4 labs across the state with one being in Mecklenburg. The primary objective is testing clinical and environmental samples suspected of containing a CDC Select Agent. There are about 9 pathogens on the Select Agent list ranging from anthrax to plague to ricin toxin or botulism. We are also capable of testing for H5N1 Avian Influenza and serve as a surge capacity for a major outbreak of Shigella or E. coli. We are basically funded under Homeland Security grants through the Dept. of Health and Human Services, and work very closely with hospitals, county health departments, sentinel and reference laboratories, CDC, FBI, SBI, USDA, and other relevant local, state, and federal agencies concerned with accidental or intentional release of bioterrorism agents.

I left the job last year for financial reasons (long story in itself), but now with my wife getting a great job that pays more than what we were both making combined last year, my salary isn't as big a concern. After about a year of not being able to find another job within this field, I was blessed with this position opening back up, and the status has been changed from a Medical Lab Technologist I to an MLT II, so that means the salary is a little higher.

So when I found out the position was open again, I humbled myself and asked my former supervisor and the state lab director if a rehire was possible. They welcomed my application but said I would of course have to go through the formal interview process. So, almost 2 months later, they offered me the position on Friday, and I start on Monday!

We really are truly blessed as I have been out of work for about 2.5 months and I'm also able to get back into my field in the job that I love. It's really exciting for us and I'm happy to be able to share the news with you all.

WOO HOO!!! Sooooooooo happy for you! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:33 PM
Status: "Life is a hard teacher gives the test 1st" (set 24 days ago)
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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There is nothing in the world like doing what you love to do, and get paid for it! Congratulations CG, your prayers have been heard and answered
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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Woohoo!! I am genuinely happy for you, CG. I was really bummed when I heard you might go. Congrats!
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Thanks you guys...our prayers have certainly been answered!
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:25 AM
 
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I'm glad to hear things worked out for you. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Hey way to go! We should do lunch one day before you go back since we live i nthe same area and you to read Drudge
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Hey way to go! We should do lunch one day before you go back since we live i nthe same area and you to read Drudge
Hey bud, I actually started yesterday. But thought that was a great idea, especially since you know where to get your news!
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