Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"I need to get back in the lab"


Thanks to James for the inspiration.

2 comments:

  1. Wow Chemjobber, you actually got to SIT in front of your fume hood?! Workstools, even the uncomfortable shakey ones, were a rare item in my underfunded group. Ahh, nothing like being on your feet almost continuously for 10 hours. Fortunately, my stint as a line cook provided adequate training. Plus, it's easier to stand when you can walk around, e.g., to NMR room, stockroom, etc.

    P.S.--What is your preferred column-fraction-collecting stance? Hunching didn't seem ergonomically appropriate to me.

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  2. Don't worry, the stools hardly provide any relief, you still have to hunch awkwardly to reach anything in the hood and you end up standing up anyways do to a lot of stuff because your reactions often require you to be mobile.

    Incidentally, I've developed back problems recently from all the hunching I do all day. The lab here seems to have been designed for people much shorter than me.

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