Friday, January 4, 2013

Have some good news? Let's have it!



So it's been a while since we've done one of these. Have some good news, job-wise? Have some other good news? Let's have it!

I'll start: my alma mater did not embarrass themselves this bowl season!

(Apologies for the happy music*; back to my normal pessimism and and an excellent dialogue with Not the Lab on "Is Graduate School in Chemistry Bad for Your Mental Health?" on Monday.)

*UPDATE: Milkshake notes the original lyrics were a lot less cheery. 

15 comments:

  1. After a year of waiting, I'm dumping a low-paying, soft-money CRO gig for an hard-money job working for Uncle Sam (not the commenter). Couldn't be happier.

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  2. I have a faculty position lined up. Super happy about that :).

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  3. CJ, in this grad school & job market context, I think you would be delighted to know that "Roll Out The Barrel" - a wartime pop tune - caught on only after being given new cheerful lyrics. The original, deeply depressing Czech pre-war version of this polka was called "Škoda lásky" (Wasted Love) and goes like this:

    Wasted love that I gave you
    Wasted tears that I cried out for you
    My youth gone away like a dream
    All that's left in my heart - only a memory

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  4. C-jabber, are you an ex-duck? The twitter picture & bowl comment are birds of a same feather...

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  5. In six months, I will graduate with my PhD in Chemistry. I have a promising interview next week, for a job that will allow me to pay my bills and then some. I've learned to move on from the negativity and craziness of grad school and look forward to starting a family with someone I love. After all the shit I've been through in the last five years, I know that I'm one of the lucky ones and that happiness is a choice. My decisions are mine alone, and I'm dealing with them in the best way that I can.

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  6. Rejected by GSK Esprit, got better offer from very next application.

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  7. I found out that China is interested in me.

    "Hello,
    I am a customer service representative at CareerBuilder. I found a position at China that you may be interested in based on information from your resume...."

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  8. submitted the first of many internship applications today! super happy about it, considering my terrible procrastination :)

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  9. Received my first grad school acceptance! Man, what a relief.

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