Every time I look in LinkedIn for someone I know or have worked with, more and more of them seem to work for LabAnswer, now. I know they’ve been trying to grow, but I’m now getting a real complex about this. I now feel like absolutely everybody but me now works for LabAnswer. I’m starting to think I really am all alone here “Out on a LIMS®.”

At the end of the year, I tend to notice these things as I look to catch-up with people I’ve lost touch with, over the year. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that I see so many people jump jobs, each year, just surprised how many end up moving in the same direction.

Over the years that I’ve had my business, I’m glad to work for myself. After all, it’s good that I have work. Yet, at the same time, I do sometimes wonder about the jobs that I COULD have had. Instead of working for myself, writing articles for periodicals such as SCW (Scientific Computing World) and taking the best projects that come through GeoMetrick Enterprises, here are some jobs I COULD have had:  Junior Programmer at LGS (LabWare Global Services), Lost-in-the-Shuffle at Thermo Fisher Scientific or Under-the-Radar at LabAnswer. While the excitement and glamour of doing something different sometimes dazzles me, I suspect that GeoMetrick Enterprises will be stuck with me for yet another year. I’ll make a toast to that and I’m sure I can dig up something around here to help me make that toast.  🙂

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises

One Thought to “End of Year Griping: Part 2 (Does Everybody But Me Work for LabAnswer, Now?)”

  1. Be thankful for what you have and don’t have. I know a bunch of contractors who have left that firm for lots of good reasons only to hook up with other staffing agencies.

    Therer are also lots of new firms coming on the scene in the form of staffing firms that are creating divisions to serve the same market that labanswer serves. Contractors are simply going to go where the contracts are at and the Lims vendors will essentially strongly influence which middleman staffing firm gets the staffing contract.

    In that sort of controlled market place, you may find fewer and fewer clients to serve but be thankful for what you have. Things do go in cycles so the independent contractor may be just the deal in the future and you will be in a unique position, let’s hope.

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