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Old 07-28-2004, 11:59 PM   #1
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A @&%$#* week!

I had a particularly craptacular week - partly why I haven't posted recently.

1) I found out that my position at work will not be renewed and that I'm out of a job in November. At least I have three months to find another job. I updated my CV and spent the last three days looking at online job postings.
So, now I guess they will not be buying the $750G instrument that I spent all Spring evaluating. What's the point if there's nobody around to operate it?

2) I've lost alot of fish. The water params in all my tanks are fantastic.
I had to euthanize my chronically sick severum after his finrot relapsed in a big way.
A brand new firemouth died in the QT tank for whatever reason.
Both ropefish died - I think they may have starved to death.

At one point, I was ready to knock down the tanks and give up. Right now, it sucks to be me.

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sorry to hear, QTOFFER

craptacular--what a great word

hope things start looking up!

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I work at the career and placement Centre at my university...and as such am the resident resume guru among all of my friends . If you need a second opinion on your CV, feel free to give me a pm and I'll send you my email address.

Hope everything works out for you...
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I feel for you man. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.
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I was wondering where you where! I am so sorry to hear about the bad turn of events. Take comfort with your mouse friends and hopefully things will will around soon.

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Jump in your mouse ball and work off that steam!

Things will get better...everyone has bad fish times.
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Sorry for all your troubles, QT. Hope things get better soon. Good luck with the job hunting.

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Sorry to hear about all of this - that is a bad run. I think I might have to euthanize my blind angel, so I feel your pain. It'll get better. We're pullin' for you!

I also like that word - craptacular - gonna have to use it
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Old 07-29-2004, 01:50 PM   #10
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Thanks for the words of encouragement. This site is the best!
The job search is moving forward - I've applied for four positions online since Monday.

I have the nagging feeling that my online job-hunt resources are incomplete. If anybody knows of any science job posting sites or recruiters who specialize in placing PhD scientists within the bio-pharm industry, please let me know - I would really appreciate it!

Till then, if anybody needs any mass spectrometry done in their yard or some unusual proteins in their refrigerator identified......

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