Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 08:46:51 -0400
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Subject: Please Help A New Fellow Scientist

From: Andrew Gross 
Date: May 22, 2009 2:20:36 AM EDT (CA)
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Please Help A New Fellow Scientist

Hi all,

This is my first time posting to the list serv, even though I have
been observing for a while.  Before I ask my question, let me first
introduce myself.  My name is Andrew Gross, I am a recent graduate of
Binghamton University (F06) with a B.S. in Biochemistry.  Everything
was great in my world until the economic crisis.  I was on top of the
world doing R&D for a huge company. Being the resourceful person I am,
nothing ever got that bad.  I work a dirty job now, but it puts food
on my table, I have actually been content with this job until
recently.  What started the series of events that brought me to this
email was actually a trip to Binghamton to speak with my favorite
professor about my future and just science in general, in summary, I
just needed to have an intellectual conversation and was willing to
drive the 8 hours round trip to do it.  This trip inspired me to join
ACS so I could belong to a community of intellectuals and when I was
still in college this professor took me to an ACS meeting which was
the most incredible experience of my life.

Then an accident occurred on my job and I became to scared to work,
even though I do it anyway.  You see, I drive a truck right now, and
even though the accident wasn't my fault and no one was injured, I
became horrified that I could, potentially seriously hurt someone
after seeing what my "office" did to the gigantic Buick..  My fault or
not, that would haunt me forever.  The final piece of the puzzle came
two days ago when I saw a job posting.  This job not only involved
chemistry (and science in general), but also my other job of
firefighting.  It was an environmental/chemical safety position which
for some reason requested fire protection skills.

So for my question, I ask of many of you, if you know of any similar
positions out there?.  I joined this division because it sounded
interesting to me, and now it seems that the jobs I find interesting
are in this field.  Ultimately I am asking everyone for general
guidance.  Please help.

If this email breaks any rules of the list serv, I apologize now.
Like I said I am new, just let me know if I'm not supposed to make
requests like this.

Advanced Thank You,
Andrew Gross.

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