So lately, I have been super duper frustrated at life in the lab, so much so that I just couldn't stand to voice anything on this wonderful venting point. Anyway, it all started after I got back from a nice little holiday to Bali. The lab I came back to was a filthy mess and I had worked so damn hard to get it clean before I left that I was devastated to say the least. Anyway, the trend continued in a downward spiral and I have been getting more and more angry with the way things in the lab and around uni have been getting. More paperwork, more running around to get work done, more finxing things in the lab, more organising people to send chemicals or come and demo a new piece of lab equipment.
Anyway, I have been a good little gopher recently and have been rushing around trying to get things done but the amount of go between trying to get people to send items they said they would send or do things they said they would do has been so frustrating. I have decided that this all stems from the damn bureaucrats who need us to file 8 forms just to get one bottle of compound. I don't particularly like sitting behind a desk calling people or emailing them to get something done, it's time consuming and seems pointless.
On a chemical side not unrelated, our CEM microwave has failed with a power supply error and the damn thing just came back with a replacement power supply. WTF!?!?! I have tried to run some reactions on the damn thing and it fails after 5min. Our water pumps that have lasted for years have all decided to trip all the fumehoods and die all at the same time. We have a brand new MPLC that we can't use and I really want to play with it :P. All in all what a crazy start to this semester......
And they have started up a repetition of Modern Talking again *GROAN*