“Sheng, the newly recruited colleague will arrive tomorrow, and I’ll leave it to you.”
At the morning meeting, the supervisor made a roll call to arrange work, and I nodded. After the morning meeting, I printed out the familiar materials for future use.
The new colleague is a cute little girl with a neutral personality, neither introverted nor extroverted. She has not done related experiments before, but she still has access to the experimental equipment used in the laboratory at school.
It’s just that in the process of getting along, I feel that the little girl is always a little unconfident. One day after get off work, I took the initiative to send the little girl a Wechat inquiry, and chatted with the little girl a lot. The main reason is that the little girl feels that she is not educated. In the past, I encountered obstacles in finding a job in the talent market, but now I have no confidence at all.
She once asked me bluntly, would junior college students be discriminated against? My answer is, no.
Although I can’t represent everyone’s answers, I believe that I can still see the true state of most people during the 11 years of my work.
It is undeniable that when I first got my college diploma and went out to find a job, I encountered many barriers. Some company personnel even had a lot of stereotypes about college students. The school atmosphere is bad, the interpersonal relationship is complicated, and it is easy to provoke right and wrong.
When I first graduated, I also experienced being speculated maliciously by certain personnel with malicious intentions. Although I later took the adult self-examination undergraduate certificate, and the student status website can check the undergraduate status, but I have a guilty conscience and only dare to fill in it when looking for a job. junior college.
Six years before graduating from college, I was looking for jobs in small companies that did not pay social insurance and one housing fund. It was not because I didn’t want to invest in a regular big company, but because every time I saw the recruitment information of a regular company, I was always caught by the rules and regulations in the recruitment requirements. I was too scared to send out my resume, so after six years of wandering around, I returned to the province where my hometown is from other provinces, and finally began to muster up the courage to send my resume to regular companies.
This is a biological scientific research company. Although the company mainly recruits biological professionals, in addition to the main professional positions, each company also has many clerical positions, such as administration, personnel, procurement, logistics, especially the requirements of logistics positions. Generally not high, with the mentality that as long as I can pay the five social insurances and one housing fund, I will talk about the rest later, so I resolutely voted for the logistics post.
The post that I entered the job is logistics and logistics. The daily work is to send and receive samples for experiments in various departments, and send them to the departments.
The content of the work is not difficult, but it is very tedious and requires patience and care.
At the beginning, I didn’t understand anything. I couldn’t understand the orders when I received the samples, and I didn’t know what order was in which department. The main task in the first week was to remember the indicators and learn how to divide orders.
In about two weeks, I was basically able to start and complete all the splitting work independently, but the speed was not so fast. An ancient saying: Diligence can make up for one’s weakness. I believe that I can do it too, so I use my break time to work and divide the samples during everyone’s lunch break, so that I can send out the samples as soon as possible when I go to work in the afternoon.
It lasted for a month until the colleague who taught me left the job. During this period, I did not fill in any overtime work during the rest time. Some colleagues said: “Why are you so honest? Of course you have to write everything you have done, otherwise the superiors will not know. You work so hard.”
Whenever this happens, I just smile and don’t speak.
Because for me, I cherish this job very much. Although the job is simple, I have never set foot in this industry. I have learned a lot from it. I am very grateful and I want to learn more; On the one hand, I also don’t want the leader to think that my work ability is poor. After all, the same job can be done by others without working overtime, so why can’t I!
After staying in the logistics post for half a year, I accidentally learned that the logistics logistics had the opportunity to be transferred to the assistant of the laboratory department. I was the only one waiting in a long line to clock in to get off work. I didn’t feel any joy in my heart. I was serious about shipping and packing, and often it was 6:30 or 7:00 after packing.
If I can transfer to be a department assistant, at least I don’t have to work overtime every day to pack.
Because I have to send samples to each department every day, and I also have documents to each high-level, relatively speaking, I have more opportunities to get news. The leaders remember me and know me more, and I have relationships with assistants in various departments. They are all good too. Find an opportunity to say hello to a few platform assistants who have a good relationship. If anyone can talk to the supervisor who needs an assistant post, please help me recommend it.
Finally, after staying in the company for a year and a half, I had a chance to change jobs. I only hoped to be an assistant in the experimental department (because that department was expanding and there were no assistants before), but the opportunity given to me was to transfer Be an experimenter.
This news was like a happy wedding egg, which exploded so that I could laugh out loud in my dreams. When the transfer became a reality, I was so excited that I didn’t sleep well for several days. From a complete layman to a technical post, I always felt that I was dreaming.
When I transferred to the experimental post on the first day, the supervisor taught me to familiarize myself with the instruments required for the experiment, such as centrifuges, homogenate, vortexers, and micropipettes (referred to as “guns” in the laboratory).
Everything is unfamiliar to me. The supervisor first taught me the most basic use of a “gun” and told me that only when the “gun” is accurate can I do experiments.
I have been practicing gun shooting seriously all morning.
“The first gear sucks and the second gear hits, suck slowly and beat fast, be careful not to have air bubbles when sucking, and check whether the tip of the gun is clean when pumping.” I kept repeating what the supervisor said in my heart, wondering if my fingers were too delicate
, After shooting the gun all morning, a blister appeared on his hand.
After learning how to use a gun, I started to learn the most basic protein concentration measurement. The supervisor will take time every day to see the results of my protein concentration measurement, so as to judge my learning results and my personal sampling level.
Fortunately, within a week or so, the supervisor felt that he could start teaching me to do ELISA experiments. Because I was quite busy, the supervisor spared no time to teach me in order not to delay my leaving get off work. After we all got off work, she would continue to work overtime to complete the backlog of work that day.
At the beginning of the experiment, it is inevitable to make mistakes, such as standard curve jumping (that is, the curve measurement value of the concentration point of the standard curve should theoretically be higher or lower, but this is not the case in actual operation), such as Simultaneous operation of multiple indicators will eventually fail to develop color (no color indicates that the experiment failed and cannot be used at all), such as the large difference in the application of duplicate wells (duplicate wells refer to the same operation performed twice on a sample, and theoretically the measured values should be the same).
Every time there is a problem, I will ask the supervisor for advice as soon as possible. I will first analyze the possible reasons for the error. The supervisor will judge whether my analysis is correct, and then give my own suggestions.
In the first half of the year, I was only responsible for the experiment and did not process the data. I did not understand the problems reflected in the data and could not analyze them better.
Half a year later, the leader taught us to analyze data, analyze operational problems through data processing, find problems in time, and adjust them in time.
Later, I became very familiar with everyone in the technical post. Once I chatted with the supervisor and asked why he gave me a chance at that time.
The supervisor said: “When you come out to work, academic qualifications are indeed a stepping stone, but the real job depends on you. You are down-to-earth, hard-working, don’t complain, don’t shirk when you encounter problems, and are willing to think proactively and find ways to solve them. Anyone can do it. I am willing to give a chance, as long as I am not really stupid, I can bring it out.”
At that time, I was very moved. I used to always feel that I was only a junior college student and everyone else was a bachelor’s degree. I have been discriminated against by my academic qualifications, but I just don’t have confidence in myself.
The feeling of being affirmed by others for the first time gave me a lot of courage and boosted my self-confidence. After work, I told my supervisor that I had a bachelor’s degree but a junior college degree when I was hired. I’m sorry, isn’t it good that the basic salary of a bachelor’s degree is a little more than that of a junior college?
So the next day, with the help of my supervisor, I started looking for a colleague in HR to change my academic qualifications. One month later, the basic salary was officially changed to the basic salary for undergraduates.
When I worked as an experimenter for a year, the department’s business volume increased, and I started recruiting again. I, who didn’t know anything a year ago, also started to bring in new people. At this time, I am no longer a novice who doesn’t know anything. , No longer a newcomer who dare not express his inferiority complex, no longer a layman who dare not raise his head when he walks.
I became an old employee, started to lead new people, and started to teach them to do experiments and deal with problems. In the process, I also met many people, college students, undergraduates, and even graduate students.
During this period, I found an interesting phenomenon. It is precisely that graduate students seem to be “discriminated against” in the circle of grassroots experimenters. I always feel that graduate students should be at the supervisor level.
I don’t know if the graduate students really think that the grassroots experimenters are too simple or for other reasons, the graduate students did not stay in our department after all.
But whether it is my own professional background or colleagues from other professional backgrounds, as long as you are capable and have a good working attitude to do things well at work, no one will treat you differently because of your academic qualifications, only if you don’t work hard and have a bad attitude Colleagues who lead to a high error rate and even affect the work of others will be disliked by everyone.
It has been almost six years since I came to the company. I have changed from a layman who knows nothing to a “professional” who understands experiments. Looking back at myself six years ago, I now have professional skills and self-confidence. Educational qualifications have long been underestimated. Do things with heart, work hard, master skills, and be the first to wave to you when opportunities come.