For those of you that don't know, I have accepted at new job at Iowa State that starts in about a week. The last week or two have been pretty stressful at my current job. I have been trying to wrap things up and write some papers to give me a better chance at getting a permanent job later. I have learned alot at my current job both about science and general workplace observations. Last Thursday, my lab had a going away party for me. My boss grilled out in the atrium of the building (there was no fire hazard, it is an outdoor atrium, others brought food, beer, and wine and we ate and chatted for a few hours. I received a
Wisconsin Badgers beer mug which has been signed by all the people I worked with.
I have finished most of my lab work now and I had hoped to be done and take next week to prepare to move. However, I think it will take me a couple of days next week to tie up loose ends and notes and organize all of my samples to be put away. Then I can turn in my keys and move on to my next lab. I would say it is a sad but exciting experience.