Tag: work

Do scientists work too hard?

A recent article in Academe Online had some startling numbers that I had long suspected, but wasn’t able to back up with data until now. Over half of scientists surveyed–regardless of gender–reported they work 50 […]


In late August, I thought things would slow down for me in September. Clearly, I was incorrect. Oh well.  Here’s what I’ve been doing for the last couple of months: Getting more people in on […]

Dueling passive-aggressives

One of the cool things about my new job is that I get to manage several units of a research facility. One of the most aggravating things about my new job is that I have […]

My employee said the N word

OMG. This is one of the challenges I didn’t foresee when I became a manager. I’m not sure why I was so naive. Did I think everyone who worked for me would be super-cool folks […]

Do you work 40 hrs a week?

I don’t. I’m racking up huge amounts of extra time on my new job, and I’m not happy about it. When I look around at my peers and friends, though, what I see is EVERYONE […]

I’ve gone to the dark side

OMG. I really am an administrator now. I am sitting on my bed, actually reading–of my own volition–the Comptroller’s Manual of Business Procedures for my University. Because I need to know about field trips. “The […]

It’s hard out here for a socially awkward entomologist

Ugh. One of the things I hate most about the holidays is the need to sort out just what needs to be done in terms of gifts and parties for the workplace. My new boss […]

New Toy!

W00t! I finally got my new computer for my new job. A new MacBook 13inch, with the new OSX. I have been playing with it all day, and can’t wait to take it home with […]

My bad day got better

I definitely am not going to have a good week. Because other people need to learn how to work with technology in our office, rather than relying on me to do it, I’ve been banned […]