Lately, Fridays have been very light in terms of hours worked for me at Novo Nordisk. Today I exceeded my usual hour limit for the last day of the week by working a whopping 7.17 hours. That’s more than I’ve worked the last two Fridays combined. I guess that’s not a completely accurate portrayal because two weeks ago I had the MCAT, and last week I left early to head over to a friend’s house for the weekend. Nevertheless, it was strange to work longer than usual, even if it was still less than the usual 8 hour workday.
This morning I prepped for the afternoon meeting by finishing up the remaining 49 drugs on my most recent spreadsheet. Miraculously, I was done with that before 10:45. I had to laugh at the response from Mark when I sent him the spreadsheet with the 111 drugs. Usually I receive a very nice or great, how about you now… but this time I read his message that went along the lines of Wow! That’s a lot of work… Yes, I agree.
The meeting went very well in the afternoon. We met in the conference room that has the best views. Imagine trying to focus on biological markers of nephropathy when you’re surrounded by views of the Space Needle, Olympic Mountains, Lake Union, etc. I somehow managed to focus on the task at hand, and I learned all that I will work on when Mark is gone for vacation.
Speaking of vacation, Mark and PV both separately mentioned that I should take a day off from work. PV invited me to go sailing on his boat, go to the aquarium with his kids, and visit a museum by the University of Washington. Meanwhile, Mark suggested that several of us from work go to either Mt. Rainier or Mt. St. Helens the last weekend before I leave, my choice. I think I’ve worked my way onto both of their good sides!
I’m excited for the weekend, although it’ll be quite warm. I plan on heading back over to my friend’s place to go kayaking, which is one of the main things I wanted to do this summer. It should be a great time!