Holidays and Loose Ends

Life got a little busy in the Chateau Smidlap the past few weeks

I’ve had the responsibility of training a new lab partner and molding her in my own image at ye olde J.O.B.  I laid out some career thoughts here.  It’s been interesting to think about all I could have done differently or better since I was in my 20’s in the 1990’s.  The workplace rules of thumb have changed since then but some things remain constant. Continue reading “Holidays and Loose Ends”

First Real Job as a New Graduate: Here are Some Young Employee Maneuvers

I have been tasked with training a brand spanking new lab partner, fresh from the university system.  It’s been so long since I was in that position I had to think long and hard about the basics of the workplace and sound finances for a young person. Continue reading “First Real Job as a New Graduate: Here are Some Young Employee Maneuvers”