Monday, January 10, 2011

My Home Office

1-10-11 cleaning brain
I’ve been working for the University for 27 years now, and all during this time I have been required to have a home office. Years ago I would only have to spend 1 day per week in my home office, the other days I would be out collecting cancer data in hospitals and pathology offices.

Now, thanks to technology, I spend 99% of my time in my home office. This has its perks, but also has some burdens. One is trying to keep a clean well organized office. From time to time I make an effort to clean out some old stuff. Last week I decided it was time to throw more old papers out.

The oldest paper I found was from December 1983, a schedule of my orientation, when I was first hired. I also shredded several years of pay slips. It was fun to remember what I was making back in the 80’s and 90’s, but what was the most interesting was to compare the cost of Health Insurance.

1988: $90
1990: $106
1992: $132
1999: $136
2000: $171
2003: $249
2005: $256
2007: $364
2009: $456
2010: $593

Something strange seemed to happen in the first decade of the 2000's!

Well, I still have a ways to go with my cleaning, but I have made progress.

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