October 27, 2008

Back to Work Monday.



Yesterday we went off the daylight savings time, which means an hour more of sleep this morning. Wonderful, as I love to sleep. I recently included sleep as one of the things I love, and this list included my work as well. Considering that and the fact that work is in the title of my blog, I thought I would dedicate at least one post to this subject.

I work in a laboratory, in the field of biochemistry and the pictures here show the stickers posted on the entrance door of my lab. Yaiks!!! But, it is less dangerous that those signs indicate and I seem not to have been damaged or affected by anything sinister (yet;).
When I say I work in a lab, many people picture all those labs they have seen on all those popular TV shows. But let me tell you, it is nothing like that. Although I enjoy seeing shows where laboratory work is described or included, I always have to skip a few scenes in my mind and dismiss them with amusement.
I wish we had those fancy machines, which all the crime scenes investigators keep running back to. They always seem to be calmly and methodically pipetting solutions and samples in a tube, mixing, then placing those into some miracle working instruments, getting result within minutes. Nope, this does not happen, usually results take hours, sometimes days or weeks to obtain.

I do enjoy my work though, even though it is at times tedious and energy consuming. I love the fact that I am free to play around like a child. I am free to use my imagination, while exploring issues and fields that no people have entered before me. Or very few. Even if there are obstacles to overcome and even if the tiresome repetition and hard work are the key.

6 comments:

Diane said...

I sit on my couch all day, sometimes in my pajamas, typing, and the only 'caution' sign I SHOULD see is the one that warns me about how big my butt is going to get if I don't get off it at some point during the day! Different strokes... ;)

Protege said...

LOL Diane, I love your sense of humor!;))
However, I do not believe you need signs like that.:)
I envy you the fact that you can work from home, sometimes I would love to sit around in my PJs the whole day.:))

Donna said...

Wow, what an interesting job! I love watching investigative crime shows on tv where they are always in the lab finding evidence.

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Donna

Protege said...

Yes, I enjoy those shows too Donna.:)
And I love my work.:)

Hilary said...

What a cool line of work.. just what were you doing in that photo? Inquiring minds want to know!

Protege said...

I am pipetting Hilary, which means moving small amounts of liquid (sample) into small tubes.:) I am always eager to satisfy the curiosity of an inquiring mind.;)