With so many people having been removed from my previous work place there was a strange freedom to everything I did. Â If I needed a stapler I could just grab it from the cube of someone who had been dismissed. Â If I had a question or a concern, most of the people I could ask were too busy to reasonably answer it so I simply went with my gut and checked back when I had an answer even if I had wasted a chemical or material.
I haven’t had that kind of freedom since I was an intern. Â I missed it. Â That was back when science as a career was still in the cards. Â After eight hours or so cowboy science I had to fill out a lab report to describe what I had done. Â Immediately I remembered why science as a career was no longer in the cards.