Annie Dookhan’s e-mail correspondence
My professional life and my personal life are two completely different entities. Once I am at work or dealing with work related issues, it is strictly business. As for my personal life, it will be dealt with outside of the work environment and have no bearing on my cases. I always have and always will continue to separate those two lifestyles.
As I have iterated above, our working relationship is strictly professional and has never been anything other than business.
Drug Analysis Lab
Dookhan and Papachristos discuss their shared Greek heritage and career disappointments
From: George Papachristos
Sent : .Thu, Nov 3, 2011 11:47 am
Subject: . RE : Hi!!!!!
Hey Annie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope all is well too! Talk to you
I’m so jealous you went to my homeland! But I ‘m glad you got to go away for a little bit, you are a very hard worker!
I hope work is going well!
Everything is the same with me, just working like crazy, but I love it! DEA didn’t work out, they never had another vacancy announcement, and by the time they do, I will be too old .. .. :(
I’m waiting on the FBI for my latest application that I submitted .. ... . I wanted to be an agent so bad!
Anyway, hope all is well with you Annie!
You’re the best!
To: g.n .papachristos
Subject:Re: Hi!!!!! .
Date: Mon, Nov 7, 2011 3:20 pm
Glad you are keeping busy and out of’ trouble . . . (Old man :—P ... that’s for calling me kiddo.)
I am sooooo sorry about the DEA. :( I know how much you had your heart set onbeing a S/A. Good Luck with the FBI. Unfortunately, becoming a S/A is very hard and unless you have connections, generations of family or prior military/police training. But things have a way of working out for the best, take it from me. Let me ask you a question: In all the mental and tremendous physical preparation in your ambition to become a S/ A, I bet you learnt more about yourself and your capabilities; right? And that is what is going to make you a better and more committed person.
Like you said, “You love your job.” There are very,very few people in this world that would say those words and I admire you for that. (long hours, and little pay, I know) I wish there were more people like you.
Jealous??? Whatever! ... My trip to Greece was bitter sweet. I have beengoing to Greece to visit my grandparents in Katachas since I was 7 yrs. When I was 22; I gave up a year of college to move to Katachas to take care of my grandparents because they became ill and they did not want to be in a hospital. I became the neighborhood nurse, taking care of everyone. When I walked into the house, there was no words (just tears). The neighborhood took such good care ofthe house and my grandmother’s garden after they passed away. Some of theneighbors, made me fish soup and souvlaki. . . they remembered my grandfather use to make this for me. Soup and pizza are my comfort foods. I had to make the Greek wedding cookies for Nikos and making them in my grandmother’s kitchen brought back so many memories when we were kids. Don’t laugh, I spent my last night there watching “Ghostbusters” and drinking wine. (Ok, I admit “ I am a dork, nerd etc . ) , (Stop laughing! ! !) .. it was peaceful and I enjoyed every minute of it.
My parents spend over a month between Greece (Kalamaria/Athens/Stavros) and Cyprus and it was nice to see my mom with her siblings. I tried to teach my aunts and cousins how to eat with chopsticks . . it was quite funny esp. eating olives and feta.
As for work, I have been re-assigned to writing all the protocols for the Drug and Terrorism Labs, as well as address issues with the AG and Federal offices. I was pissed at first, since I love doing bench (Lab) work. But, I still get assigned the complicated cases . But I have full access to anything and everything, one of the advantages, so some of the other chemists are resentful to me. All in all, I am the only chemist that has the experience with writing protocols and knows the testing metnods for both labs. When my brother visits my place, he laughs at me because I am so “old school,” I write everything down on paper artd then type it on the computer . . .. my coffee table has books and papers everywhere. A few months ago, I was giving the opportunity to manage the Trauma Triage team in conjunction with Brigham Women, South Shore and Children’s Hospital. It’s voluntary, so no schedule . I have the years of medical training and experience, might as well put it to use. I get to work in the lab and help others, two things I love. Don’t worry, I do work hard but still enjoy a good time... as long as there [e-mail ends prematurely.]