Friday, April 1, 2011

Chemjobber hired for Tibetan pharma outsourcing job


My new employer
PRAIRIE CITY (AP) -- In a surprise announcement, obscure chemistry blogger "Chemjobber" has decided to quit blogging about chemistry employment.

"I'm pleased to announce that I've been hired as the Vice President of External Chemistry Solutions for Pfizer Tibet", he wrote to his readers and editor in a surprise e-mail announcement. "The opportunities for chemistry job outsourcing to central Asia are just too great to resist. While the United States and Western Europe will certainly continue a great place to be a chemist (for a while, anyway), nothing beats doing medicinal chemistry while hearing the drone of Tibetan monks in the background. I will miss you all. Kahli-shu, suckas!"

"That jerk -- he would pull a stunt like this," said writer and former chemistry employment blogger Leigh Krietsch Boerner. "All this time, I knew that he was in it for the money. While I'm cranking out wire copy in New York City, he's going to be raking in the cash in Tibet!" When reached for a quote, Rudy Baum, editor-in-chief of Chemical and Engineering News said, "This shows chemistry is alive and well in Lhasa."

16 comments:

  1. Serious News OutletApril 1, 2011 at 8:33 AM

    Asked for further comment, long time commenter See Arr Oh instead asked "Can I come too? Do we get health care, dental, and a sherpa?"

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  2. Planning on converting? I bet you'd look fantastic in those orange monk robes.

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  3. Pfizer Tibet encourages all of its employees to learn, develop and grow in the cultures of all its international colleagues.

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  4. The pay is low, but the afterlife benefits totally ROCK.

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  5. The copay on the ALBs is a little steep; converting back and forth between RMBs and USDs has become a real pain.

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  6. CJ in ten years: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Yv5G_kIEe8w/SSS07uxoGMI/AAAAAAAAANA/FiCmTHOvzeA/s1600-h/Untitled-1+copy.jpg

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  7. Pfizer Tibet follows all international standards when it comes to Personal Protective Equipment in the laboratory.

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  8. At last, chemical Nirvana!

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  9. God I hate April 1st.

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  10. A8:43a: It's not a very clever joke, is it? I'll try harder next year.

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  11. I thought it was fantastic. Forget the haters!

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  12. It's all in fun!

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  13. Chemjobber, beware: in the current Pharma environment this year's April 1 joke becomes next year's factual press release.

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  14. Think of the money to be saved due to the reduced load on rotavaps given the lower atmospheric pressure!

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  15. So now we know what was behind the sudden resignation of the 14th Dalai Lama - at first he though he could cope with the Chinese military occupation and Pfizer management culture (but then he learned that you accepted the job offer). You make baby Buddha cry.

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  16. So, we the people of "Timbuktu" representing the great nation of Mali are impressed with the that "Tibet" deal that we would like to explore the same. I ask your representative to reach us at 1-800-Timbuktu.

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