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Comment I'm checking to make sure you're not a loon. (Score 1) 1001

When I interview, I ask about the work you've done; if you can't give me a clear, cogent explanation of what you worked on, what it did, and how you did it, that's a negative. The rest is general conversation. If you can't bother to ask a slightly insightful question about what we, the employer, do, or how we do it, that's a negative. If you can't perform some simple personal grooming before showing up, that's a negative. I don't care if you know how to fizzbuzz, because I know you can always look it up. What I want to be sure of is that you have the ability to ask the right questions about the tasks you will be given.

Comment Mandate reporting when antibiotics are prescribed. (Score 3, Insightful) 75

Let's be completely honest here: overprescribing of antibiotics by physicians, especially when a patient obviously has a virus for which an antibiotic is useless, is partially to blame for the widespread prevalence of MR bugs. Use of specialized, last-resort antibiotics for routine infection is common.
The other factor is the unconscionable "prophylactic" use of antibiotics in farm animals to sustain flocks in overcrowded conditions and stimulate weight gain in cattle.
You, or someone you love, *will* develop an opportunistic, difficult to treat infection as a result of trying to keep beef and chicken prices low.

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