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Happy Labor Day!

To those of you who are employed and those of us who are unemployed, may your work be full of joy.

Although I am out of work now, I look back on the past couple of years as the best years in my career.  The pace was insane, the working space was unworkable (one structural biology lab spread over two buildings and three floors) and the atmosphere pretty stressful.  And yet, I can’t remember when I had so much fun.  I looked forward to going to work every day and was so wrapped up in it that I found myself still at my desk at 9pm, my hand clenched so hard around my mouse that I couldn’t flex my fingers.  I never wanted it to end but sadly it did.  My goal is to get back to that frantic pace and insanity because, weirdly enough, that’s where I think I function best.  So, good luck to me.

Tell me about your best job and what made it so rewarding to you.  And thank someone whose job it was to help you today, including your gas station attendant (if you live in NJ) or the waitress or the handyman who is going to help you hook up your dishwasher.

All work has dignity.  All workers deserve respect.

Happy Labor Day!