A typical day at work? Not on your life! There is so much that changes day to day, that one does not have a typical day...and quite frankly, I love it! You can't be bored when there is a new piece of technology to be tested, or a problem solved for a customer, or using your knowledge to improve a system in your work place.
When I came on board, I had already been soaking up the extensive lab and technical expertise around me. I was assigned tasks and left to get to it! Management seems to approve of my work ethic and get it done attitude. Quite a few improvements have been made based on my observations and experience.
The hardest part of this job is knowing that all of my technical experience is not appreciated outside of this lab, but I am good with it because I know that I am getting the analysis out to our customers with real feedback that is making a difference.
I get in early to work and leave earlier than most.....
one of the longest commutes I have ever had......