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From a 1944 OSS/CIA sabotage manual, ways that you can disrupt an organization: Managers and Supervisors: To lower morale and production, be pleasant to inefficient workers; give them undeserved promotions. Discriminate against efficient workers; complain unjustly about their work. Employees: Work slowly. Think of ways to increase the number of movements needed to do your job: use a light hammer instead of a heavy one; try to make a small wrench do instead of a big […]
Fun story from FiercePharmaMarketing on a Cubist "Cards Against Biotechnology" expansion pack.(For those not in the know, "Cards Against Humanity" is a popular card game amongst the youths, of which I am not one.)
This story about leaving graduate school is from "P"; it has been lightly edited for formatting. I quit graduate school (not chemistry but a closely related field) after 3 years, around the time I was starting to write up my thesis.Why did you leave?A combination of reasons:I wasn’t enjoying my project. This had been getting slowly worse over time and I was at a stage where it just didn’t interest me at all.I was already pretty sure that I wasn’t going to stay in academia […]
Today's story about leaving graduate school is from "LB"; it has been redacted for privacy and edited for clarity. Why did you leave? Your thought process in leaving? A number of reasons come to mind in retrospect. First, there would be reasons what I now classify under environmental factors. I belonged to a small town in the midwest and moved to [California] for my PhD. [Big West Coast City] itself was hard to deal with---too many people with too much attitude, and I hardly had […]
From an anonymous reader, a Boston-area Amgen recruiting billboard. I have seen this for coders, but never for "biotech professionals."(Of course, I've only lived in one of BioSpace's "hotbeds.")(12 "hotbeds"?!?!? You gotta be kidding me.)
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