A typical day at work starts with looking at the task list and seeing what rush samples are due that day, and immediately starting on prepping or analyzing them, depending on how far we got the previous day. The radio can be heard playing some upbeat song to maintain a fun atmosphere. Before an hour feels like it's gone by it's between 11 am and 2pm, and my stomach starts growling. So I finish my task, and tell a coworkers the status of the days work and go on lunch break. After lunch we begin to prepare for the next day. Equipment gets cleaned, someone starts the analysis that needs to spin for 16 hrs, or sit overnight. Pretty soon it's been 8 hrs and everything's under control and I go home, or I realize it's 7pm, I've been working 12hrs and it's closing time. One week in four, I'm also on call, so if the phone rings, a client has a sample that I need to return to work to get it spinning or in the oven to dry for the next day.
Management is supportive, understanding about sick days, and appreciative of the hard work and long hours put in.
Co-workers are nice people, as hard working as myself, and we even try to spend time outside of work together.
The hardest part of the job is being on call, because I am so paranoid about falling asleep and answering the phone in my sleep and not actually waking up. So as a result, by the end of the week, I'm exhausted because I'm not sleeping on top of working hard at work.
Love the work flexibility, Good boss, good co-workers
Worked a lot of overtime