Autoclave still not fixed. Parts don’t come in until Tuesday. Don’t know when repairman can come. Classes start the week of the 22nd. 100 large agar plates to make by that Wednesday along with many other things. Deep breaths.
Today was my first day back to work and my first day of class. I have to read 3 chapters and make a presentation by Sunday and the autoclave is still broken… it will all work out….right?
I had a meeting yesterday with the lady who is taking over the micro lab for a semester while the real professor is gone. I knew it was going to be a mess, but I hoped it wouldn’t be. It was. The woman had no layout for the semester alone ideas for what she’s going to do. Then she asks me is I can make everything. Hard to say when I don’t know what she will need. Why can’t people just do their jobs? Why even come to the meeting if you aren’t going to be ready for it?
It is the end of the semester, meaning I’m almost done in the micro lab and I’m left with many tubes and other glassware to wash. The problem here is that some of the tubes smells so bad. Some have actually made me gag. Not only do they smell, they also look gross. One smelled like sewer and was a greenish liquid with dark blackish green flakes, not helping with the sewer idea. I have dumped most so far and have them soak g in bleach. Lots and lots of bleach.
50 salt plates
20 TSA plates
120 glucose tubes
120 lactose tubes
100 sucrose tubes
2 staph aureus blood plates
It was a long, painful day, but I did all that shit.
Today I made 6 blood plates, 100 motility tubes and 20 rabbit plasma tubes. I feel accomplished.