Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tears, followed by laughter, followed by tears

Via a friend of the blog, a funny LinkedIn ad. 

6 comments:

  1. Former colleague of mine, outstanding synthetic chemist, is a baker now... He gets up at 1 am so that his customers can get their fresh rolls, muffins and croissants at 7:30am. No vacation for him (and his wife) but at least they have its own business, near to his house. Another chemistry colleague who is extremely handy and talented used to work as a all-trades house repairman, refurbishing foreclosed properties, for two years - he is back in doing chemistry but had to leave US, separating from his family...

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  2. there is no shame in switching to something like this.

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  3. moreover, there is *great wisdom* in switching to something like this.

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  4. Not so far fetched IMO: The brother of a friend in college was an Insurance Agent and I was surprised how much he earned with anticipated long-term security and he tried to recruit me to become an Agent after my BS. He was in a small town with little competition in his territory so suspect may be harder in larger areas with more options for the clients. He showed me how applied fair amount of math although mostly was standardized formulas pulled from tabulated risks vs. cost/benefits books. Drawback for me was really in general have to be a good Sales/People person hence stereotypical scientist might find difficult.

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  5. I see job ads/postings like this and wonder if today's the day I should just give up on chemistry.

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