Random Ramblings about stuff I see going on in biotech, internet and the stuff I read.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

....and yes, my travel has ramped way back up!

My travel had fallen for awhile but has no ramped way way way way back up. I am over 40K miles flown this year already. This means I am writing less and, as seen by the last two posts, am back focussed on the things that make my life easier on the road.

I have read a couple of the comments recently with people getting jobs and joining in this fun. Welcome to the dark side! As you can read here, it has it's ups and downs.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm following up from my new job...i too am travelling my a** off, and have been experiencing a different city every week for 7 weeks. Unfortunately, I'm often taking off from home sunday night, which makes travel convenient but is less ideal for my fiance. I also just got my crackberry, and will now be non-communicative in meetings as I constantly check my email...

On the whole though, it's great! I really like the job, and get to talk about science and do business all day. Much better than grad school.

The heavy travel ends this week, and then has a muhc more regular schedule (still travel, but less intense stuff)...so, looking forward to that.

Enjoy your job!
-Happy PhD SalesGuy

Lellean said...

Hello,
I too, like the other who have commented, have found your blog helpful.
I am currently waiting for an offer for a field application scientist job. You have commented on this before but I am hoping you will again. I'm curious to how much I should negotiate for salary. I will be working from home and learned from you that trying for a home office is something to request. I used several websites to check the ave pay in Boston and it is 86 000. Now, my question is at what spectrum would I fall on this average scale? I am a female scientist with a PhD in biochemistry and 1 yr postdoc with several years of teaching experience .... What do you think?
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Karla said...

I recently stumbled upon your blog after doing google searches on tech transfer. I'm in my last year of my PhD in Neuroscience and am leaning towards tech transfer as a springboard into business development in biotech.

I just wanted to mention that I've found many of your entries very helpful/insightful and plan on keeping up with it!