Friday, March 28, 2014

The STEM contest: vote now!

Finally, it returns. Last month, I asked you all to come up with new words for the ridiculous acronym STEM, considering that, in my opinion, it confuses the issue and engenders bad thinking. Lots of you entered, and I promised that the winner would get "a certificate, a handwritten thank you note, a box of the finest Chemjobber business cards and a bag of hard candies". Well, it's time to vote. Here are the nominees that I chose:
The Iron Chemist: "Salaries Terrible, Employment Mediocre"
Anonymous: "Sorry The Employment's Missing"
Anonymous: "Sure To End Miserably"
Pig Farmer: "Sack Those Employees, Mate"
Pig Farmer: "Shortage, The Eternal Mantra"
Free Radical: "Surplus Trained: Employers' Market!"
Scott Frazee: "Solely Technology Employment Meaningful"
Will I. Retireachemist: "Statistics Twisted, Employees Mourn"
The entry with the most votes (counting Twitter, e-mail and comments on this post) will be declared the winner. If you think that another nominee is better, you can write in votes (for previous entries only).

Voting will end April 4 at midnight, Eastern time.

May the best alternative slogan win! 

25 comments:

  1. Pig Farmer: "Shortage, The Eternal Mantra"

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  2. The Iron Chemist: "Salaries Terrible, Employment Mediocre"

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  3. Free Radical: "Surplus Trained: Employer’s Market!"

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  4. Shortage, The Eternal Mantra

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  5. An e-mail vote for The Iron Chemist: "Salaries Terrible, Employment Mediocre"

    "Sums it up nicely."

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  6. The Iron Chemist: "Salaries Terrible, Employment Mediocre."

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  7. "Sure To End Miserably"

    Why? Because it speaks to the inevitable feeling of: DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you are a STEM mediocrity, such as myself.....

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  8. The Iron Chemist: "Salaries Terrible, Employment Mediocre."

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  9. Free Radical: "Surplus Trained: Employer’s Market!"

    This.

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  10. Two votes on Twitter for Free Radical.

    https://twitter.com/AgnesJTrow/status/449697857583714304
    https://twitter.com/UnstableIsotope/status/449699655497314304

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    1. One more: https://twitter.com/cnzeigler/status/449721192594042880

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  11. Pig Farmer: "Shortage, The Eternal Mantra"

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  12. The Iron Chemist: "Salaries Terrible, Employment Mediocre"

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  13. I vote The Iron Chemist's entry: "Salaries Terrible, Employment Mediocre".
    We need more STEM employees!

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  14. The Iron Chemist: "Salaries Terrible, Employment Mediocre"

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  15. Sorry The Employment's Missing

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  16. Scientists, Technically Excess Merchandise

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    1. I want to change my vote!

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  17. STEM=Short Term Employed Manpower

    However, I vote for "Sorry The Employment's Missing"

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  18. The Iron Chemist: "Salaries Terrible, Employment Mediocre"
    Sums it up quite nicely.

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  19. I vote for "Sorry The Employment's Missing"

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  20. "Shortage, The Eternal Mantra"

    If it's proportional voting: 5 > 6> 7 > 1 > 2 > 4 > 8 > 3

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