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Thanks to Twitter chatter about the deadliest occupations, I was looking at the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries and found this interesting tidbit: in 2013, 3 chemists died on the job. Their cause of death is not clear, but it seems to me (from the table) that at least 1 of them died from "violence and other injuries by persons or animals."Any ideas?
A page of "Molecules", by Theodore GreyI am not really one for coffee table books (only recently having owned a coffee table, or a living room to have one in in), but I had the recent opportunity to look at a review copy of "Molecules", by software guru and chemical enthusiast Theodore Gray. The photos (by Nick Mann) in the book are gorgeous. What is really worthwhile is his uniquely curated different sets of objects that he photographed (each representing a particular molecule or class of […]
Bold predictions:1. This drop in oil prices won't last. I predict that there will be no Russian bond default in 2015.2. Anyone want to predict when pharma will start moving manufacturing to Cuba, now that the US will be normalizing relations?
The different ways to pay chemists:1. A yearly salary2. An hourly wage3. By project (i.e. deliver4. Subsistence wages, suppletmented with food and alcohol (kidding)Has anyone heard of paying people by the reaction? If so, how did it work out for you? How much did you get paid?Seems to me that this is a bad deal for any chemist. (How do you determine how you get paid? Do you have to work up the reaction, or just set it up? How many stir plates do you get?) Surely there is some kind of labor law […]
From the 2nd latest C&EN issue, a Merck ad for positions in Rahway. Rather unusual these days.
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