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. 


  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.

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

  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

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

  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.

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

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

    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...."

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

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


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