28 April 2009
I forgot to tell you all that I started my new job(same pharmaceutical company). I was an investigational Microbiologist and the majority of my time I wore the above outfit. Let me tell you if you easily get claustrophobic it is not the job for you. If you like rolling out of bed in your PJ's and going straight to work it is. As an investigational Microbiologist that enters aseptic areas you can not wear jewelry, make up, scented deodorant, lotion, and scented shampoo or conditioner. You immediately change when you go to work into scrubs and plant shoes and put on a hair net. I looked like a lunch lady when I wasn't in full aseptic gear. Now if you were in aseptic gear you could not touch people,touch the walls, pick anything up that you dropped, walk faster than a crawl, use your arms to communicate, speak loud(which it is so loud in the aseptic area no one can hear you.), sneeze, cough, or fart. If you did any of these you would have to immediately exit and regown. (Trust me if you farted you wanted to regown. In the suit there is no where for the smell to go except up to your nose and around your eyes. I about made myself pass out one day when I had four boiled eggs for breakfast. Ugh!)
My biggest thing was getting dehydrated.
Now that is all behind me!!! I have moved to chemistry and I am officially a Chemist. (Yes I enjoyed college and was a bit of a nerd and took tons of classes)
I get to wear real clothes now, wear jewelery, I am still getting used to wearing make up again, and wear my nice smelling deodorant. I still don't have free access to water, but I can walk out to the water fountain anytime I want now.. oh and go to the restroom any time I want! Oh and I get lunch breaks and I do not have to work tons of overtime!! Good Stuff!
Posted by Mercedes at 8:58 PM