Biological Science Tech (Male, Age 40) in progreso, TX
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Biological Science Tech|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||10 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
united states department of agriculture
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
agricultural research. help design research projects, collect data, statistical analysis
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
health insurance, retirement plan
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
i have 2 underlings. while i enjoy there company and need there help, there was no additional pay for having to supervise them
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 4
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||6.30am till 7.30am : get truck ready to go to work site, load tools, waterjugs, anything we may need. and check email 7.30 till 9am drive to site|
|8am to 9am||drive|
|9am to 10am||find a suitible site to collect data. take measurements, etc.|
|10am to 11am||10am till 10.30 look for another suitible site. 10.30 till 11.30 take measurements, etc.|
|11am to 12pm||11.30 till 12.00 lunch|
|12pm to 1pm||12.00 till 12.30 look for another suitible site. 12.30 till 1.30 take measurements.|
|1pm to 2pm||1.30 till 3.00 drive back to lab|
|2pm to 3pm||drive.|
|3pm to 4pm||3.00 till 3.30 check email, report progress. go home|
|4pm to 5pm|
|5pm to 6pm|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
started as a workstudy while still in college
What was the application process?
mine was paper, but now its all online
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
no, i did not interview for my job, i started as a work-study and bounced around from project to project as they need help (my skills were unimportant)
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
no, they had no idea what i could do and basiclly made myself indespensible.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
i have a bs in math/stats
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
no and yes, i do the statistical annalysis
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
no, all i did during my internship (workstudy) was grunt work.
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
go to usajobs.gov
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
degree in any scientific field.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
learn to play the game, filing the right paperwork and kissing the right asses seems to be the only way to get ahead.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes/no, yes in that ive been there 10 yrs, no because id leave if something better came up.
What are your current career goals?
i might go back to grad school.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
the center generates an atomosphere of mediocracy, in that good work is not rewarded, so most of us do the minimum necessary to stay in good standing.
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
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