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orthodoc 03-14-2014 07:27 PM

Gaah. That always happens. Sorry, monster.

I should say - in my experience, every time anyone in my family has been hit by a stupid driver, said driver has had no insurance. So our insurance sucked up the costs and then jacked our premiums sky-high. :mad:

lumberjim 03-15-2014 08:50 AM

Do you have uninsured / underinsured coverage on you policy?

glatt 03-15-2014 10:00 AM

Road trip to Georgia with a brick or two for his windows.

orthodoc 03-27-2014 05:49 PM

I was told today that, due to an administrative oversight/glitch, I cannot graduate with my MPH in May. I have done all the hours, all the courses, and have a 4.0 GPA - but a 1-credit course was not entered with the Registrar's Office in 2012. I can appeal, and I will, but the Registrar has already taken the position that if it's not in the transcript it didn't happen. WVU had a major scandal several years ago over the daughter of the biggest local contributor to WVU getting a degree without putting in the hours; there's little chance they'll do anything to correct things even though my case is very different.

I'm first in my class, but doing one more credit-hour in the summer semester to add on the hour I already did means I'll be graduating in August in a class of one. And there's no actual graduation.

It could also further fuck up my life if there's any delay in the university getting the transcript and letter of completion promptly to my College; if it misses the deadline I can't write my Boards for another year. The transcript will always look, too, as if I just couldn't finish my degree in the usual time. It was something I valued to know that I DID finish in the usual time.

First-world problems, I realize. And life is hard, then you die. I'm just venting.

xoxoxoBruce 03-27-2014 07:10 PM

Any way you can prove it was their mistake?

orthodoc 03-27-2014 08:29 PM

It was my department's screw-up in the end - although the School of Public Health, which formed in 2012, has been in constant flux ever since, constantly changing the requirements and courses for the MPH degree. My residency coordinator is hard-working and stays on top of things, but she was bamboozled over time by the ever-changing requirements and backtracking re administrative issues, and she lost track of the 1-credit issue. I think the Dean would be sympathetic, but I'm not optimistic about his influence on the Registrar.

Aliantha 03-27-2014 09:54 PM

It seems wrong that its not just a simple fix when it seems like a simple oversight.

orthodoc 03-27-2014 10:13 PM

I wish ... you're right, Ali. There's no 'bad guy' here, it's all explainable with no drama. If only common sense could prevail.

footfootfoot 03-28-2014 06:55 AM


Originally Posted by DanaC (Post 893539)
Sounds fucking lousy.

My bummer is that yesterday I dropped my iphone face down on the pavement - it bounced out of my coat pocket whilst i was running for a bus. Shattered like crazy paving.

Bugger. I've had this phone for 4 years.


The front panel of an iPhone 3G, not unlike the face of a newborn elk, is tranquil and glossy, and just as susceptible to the excessively sprightly fingers of wannabe zookeepers. Restore your 3G's glistening countenance again with our iPhone 3G front panel.
$9.95 that's like 2 British pounds, right? or have you adopted the metric money system?

footfootfoot 03-28-2014 07:01 AM


Originally Posted by orthodoc (Post 895563)
I wish ... you're right, Ali. There's no 'bad guy' here, it's all explainable with no drama. If only common sense could prevail.

This is why god invented lawyers. You did the class, someone else dropped the ball = Not Your Problem.

Seriously, they don't want another lawsuit or scandal. Promise them you will take legal action if they don't fix this asap. Keep your promises.

glatt 03-28-2014 08:15 AM

One time, a departing temp wrote a scathing letter about our department and copied the CEO of our firm. She had a couple points, but mostly lacked any understanding of how how things work. The amazing thing was that my boss, the head of the department, suddenly found herself having to explain everything and was put under intense scrutiny by the CEO. She was jumping through hoops for a couple of weeks.

If you make a big deal about this, make sure you have good documentation that you paid for the course, you have graded coursework showing you took the course, and maybe some sort of report card with a grade. Maybe you can get the residency coordinator to write a letter and the Dean too. Then attach all that documentation to a registered letter and send it to the Registrar and copy the fucking President of the University, demanding credit and a Spring graduation, and giving them a deadline to comply before you lawyer up. Explain in the letter the financial loss you will experience when it appears you didn't graduate on time.

You'll be burning some bridges, but fuck them. You earned this. They burned the bridges by screwing you over with their negligence, it's their problem.

Oh, and play the cancer card. The fact that you earned this while battling cancer makes it a big accomplishment. For some pencil pusher to deny you what you earned is completely unacceptable. Of course you should frame it by saying that they made an "honest mistake" and that because they are an honest organization, they will, of course, fix it.

Valedictorian cancer survivor getting screwed over by a pencil pusher is the kind of story that might even play well in the media.

I'm a coward by nature, but I would totally fight this one.

footfootfoot 03-28-2014 09:06 AM

Fuck YEAH Glatt's inner lawyer kicking ass!

totally WHS^^^

glatt 03-28-2014 09:53 AM

She needs documentation though. Without it, she's got nothing.

footfootfoot 03-28-2014 11:14 AM

Paper trail, paper trail, paper trail.

Griff 03-28-2014 04:33 PM

Absolutely not your problem and there are bad guys here, anybody ducking responsibility and telling you no. Don't accept poor performance, lawyer up.

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