Tales of an Unemployed Lab Geek

2 Mar

Me in the morning is something not quite human. I’m usually some sort of sleepy science monster, wrapped up in a tangle of blankets and giant microbe plushies, hair all askew, mumbling things about how the evil sun won’t stop throwing photons at me. My delightful perkiness doesn’t occur until after my third morning cup of coffee.

Which is why I was thrown off guard when I received a call from a lab I applied to online less than 12 hours earlier. Talk about quick turn around time. It was a pre-interview asking about my recently graduated and ASCP certified status, and whether or not I had been to their city before (A place which recently hit -50 degrees Fahrenheit). They asked about my favorite aspects of the lab (Hematology and Bloodbanking). They informed me that if they were interested, they would send me a webcam to do a first interview, and fly me up for a final interview.
I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really want this job. They offer more opportunities for bloodbanking experience than a lot of other labs. The local college is nationally famous for its well-funded science programs, so I would be able to take more chemistry and statistics classes to prep for grad school, as well as take more biology classes because biology is my one true love. Well, one of them. I have many one true loves.

Though coffee is probably the biggest of all my one true loves.

It is a place that I would not only survive, but thrive, and that’s what I want in life.

Also, unemployment is incredibly, incredibly boring. I am going through severe lab withdrawl. It’s been 3 month since I’ve played with blood or listened to the happy purring of analyzers. Scientists of the world, employ me!!!

Look at me, doing ALL THE SCIENCE!!!
(Though my hair is no longer pink, but a nice lovely shade of normal.)

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