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Thanks to an excellent suggestion by Layne Morsch, I decided to put my iPad's voice recognition software to the test. Below is a recording of me reading the Evans aldol procedure to my iPad, and the untouched, unedited text is below:The boron out all reaction into the dry 2 L flask equipped with a large my next during bar is introduced 21.2 g 0.091 moles of the a slated oxazole the flask a sealed with a rubber septum and swept without you can solid is dissolved into hundred milliliters of […]
A recent discussion with a friend commiserating job prospects left me with a few questions for discussion :What happens after a candidate leaves an on-site, and the overall impression is positive? Presumably, the chemists get together and nod and say, "Yeah, that's our guy." Then what? Do they talk to the boss? How does HR get involved? Who holds the power, HR or "the boss", however he or she may be defined? What explains long delays that don't end in "No" after an […]
Fresh electrons from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: the National Unemployment Rate fell 0.3% in November to 7.0%. The broader U6 rate dropped 0.6% to 13.2%. 203,000 non-farm payroll jobs were added to the economy.The unemployment rate of college graduates was 3.4%, down 0.4% from October. The unemployment rate for non-high school graduates was 10.8%, down 0.1% from October.Employment in the chemical manufacturing subsector was up 2,200 jobs to 795,700 jobs.Revisions for September and October […]
How do readers handle it when senior chemist managers routinely give bad (as defined by irrelevant, against literature precedent or simply wrong-on-first-principles) chemistry advice?There are a number of tactics, all of which I have employed at one time or another:Ignore the bad advice. Keep doing what you're doing, show milestone success (however defined) and move on. Nod noncommittally at the bad advice, run a few experiments to placate the manager, keep doing what you're […]
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