©2022 Michael Raven
It’s no secret that there are days that I really dislike my job. I have had some motivation issues this week, especially after having the feeling that someone (or several someones) would rather I just quietly fade away earlier this week (it’s probably imagination on my part, but jaysus, does it feel like I get the middle finger behind my back at times).
So, out of curiosity, I went to one of those online job sites and typed in “chemistry”.
My reasons for doing so are mostly because I was a chemistry major in college, as well as a criminal justice major. I also received a certificate in forensic science, which was my main motive for the other two degrees. I took an unrelated job requiring a science degree for the simple reason that it paid darned well compared to the possible foot-in-the-door opportunity I had with the state forensic lab (I interned and was a student worker for the State for a spell).
Much to my surprise, several forensic scientist positions popped up in the returned results.
Unfortunately for me, I was unprepared for such a thing and wouldn’t be able to meet the qualifications for applying by the deadline for those I was most qualified, part of which was today. But it was tempting to rush around and see if I could make them happen (paying for the privilege in the process) to get some unofficial transcripts rush-processed and sent out. I could bang out a resume in short order, it was the documents that would have killed me to try and get for a job opportunity that had no real assurances I might have a legit chance at getting. Or that I might be able to afford having for a job if I did get it.
The pay is still not up to snuff, but the idea that I could come home and not have to worry about anyone riding me for results afterhours might almost make up for it (except when, if they still do it that way, I am on-call for investigation of a scene). I mean, everyone else leaves the office at the same time as I would, so…
While I don’t think it is quite worth my time to chase unicorns today, it has prompted me to get my documentation in order in case I have a unicorn present itself in the future.