Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A day in the life of a good citizen.

Early morning: Spent over and hour troubleshooting someone else's project. Someone who has never given me any help with mine... yet?

Mid-morning: Attempted to execute experiment, only to find that samples had gone bad since yesterday. f--k!

Lunchtime: Advised a friend on lab management issue, while we were both eating. That counts as multi-tasking, right?

Early afternoon: Hunted for a reagent for someone in lab next door.

Set up new samples for myself to try again on failed experiment.

Mid-Afternoon: Advised a friend on a job talk for industry.

Late afternoon: Started attempting to do actual work. Interrupted by panicked friends in search of special equipment.

Dinnertime: Any minute now. Not getting anything (of my own) done anyway.

Can't figure out how I could have said no to any of this, and most of it was fun, but what do I have to show for myself at the end of the day? Good karma?

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At 8:57 PM, Blogger Lab Rat said...

Good karma, like you said, although it can be several years before it comes back to you.

Particularly from your job-seeking friend - having a contact in industry can be invaluable!

At 5:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It feels good though to help others- doesn`t it? ;)
"Do to others what you would like them do to you"- a good principle, don`t you think!



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