Science it's cool and interesting to see, read about, or study but it's miserable to do.
I'm not taking about doing independent resurch or something I don't know what that's like, I'm talking about your basic crappy lab job.
I've always loved Science. I love learning about it. I think living things are the most fascinating thing in all creation, that's why I got my degree in Biology, but with that I could only find temp work testing water (amazingly more boring then it sounds).
So I went back to school and got a degree in Clinical Lab Science. This qualified me to work in hospital/medical labs. Those are miserable places. I spent 4 years in a Blood Bank being alternately board out of my skull and stressed out of my mind. It seemed like over half the people in the field were nearly as miserable as I was.
Now Iím unemployed and terrified of going back to one of those stinking places, but feel trapped because there all Iím qualified for. Worse sill I feel guilty for getting kids interested in science because the might end up like me.
edited 28th Dec '11 5:43:39 PM by HistoryMaker