Back for a moment!!!
Well, hello, hello!!! It's been awhile! I'm sorry guys, I've just been sort of out of it for a bit. I'm in the lab right now ('cos everyone has gone home for the day) and typing as fast as I can so I can get out of here before I have to see anyone who may come back for a bit (they're laptops are here still, so they may be lurking..)
Anyway, so, as to the meeting. Well, it went just fine, I gave a great talk, answered all their questions and gave them a damn good written introduction...however, they think I'm not cut out for science. Why? you ask, because my gels aren't good...yup, that's it, because the preliminary data and I stress, PRELIMINARY, data I showed at the end of my talk wasn't as beautiful as finished data can be. I'm sorry, folks, but that's a bunch of bullshit. I didn't reach any conclusions on it, I was careful to say it only indicated such and such and blah, blah, but nope, they took it as final data. They specifically told me, " you should look for another career because you are too personable and your gels aren't any good." Well, FUCK YOU! That's pretty much my response. Particularly since the comments at Christmas were "you don't speak well, don't write well, don't have a strong scientific background, and aren't academic in your approach to your experiments...but you're good on the bench. This time? The comments this time? Oh, well, you speak well, sound like a scientist, have a strong scientific background, were academic in your approach, and your writing is "quite good", but, your not good on the bench... Yeah, Ok, I get it, I could fucking cure cancer and you will never, never give me anything more than a Master's. Fine, well, I get the message, I'll leave..I'm leaving.