(Oops, forget a subject heading last time.)
I'm currently in college. I am interested in doing science research and luckily enough, my school provides students opportunities to work in a lab doing research just as a course/project type of thing, or, work in someone's lab in the summer. Now, I've always been wanting to do something like this for a very, very, long time. However, my grades in my earlier years sucked terribly (ie. I failed a lot of courses; got a lot of C's). This made it difficult since a lot of these positions were pretty competitive and so having a 1.7 - 2.3 GPA doesn't fair too well.
ANY WAY I FINALLY WORKED MY ASS OFF and magically made my GPA less shitty! I then spent this past year begging profs to let me in their lab. However, all of them were always full, didn't think I met the requirements, or had already committed to another undergraduate student. I basically then spent the entire summer lamenting. It was a great summer, but, I don't think I enjoyed it fully just because that nagging feeling of "Lab position...lab position" was in the back of my brain.
Now, why it meant so much to me was, I've always postponed my graduation for a year. I planned for this to happen. I could have graduated in five years but I was like SCREW IT LET ME FIND A POSITION AND TAKE 6 YEARS CAUSE WHY NOT.
But you know, with September approaching, things running dry, I was getting seriously, really, really bummed.
THEN FINALLY. BY SOME OTHER MAGICAL MAGIC I GET SOMEONE TO BE INTERESTED IN ME. AND BY OTHER MAGICAL THINGS THEY TOOK ME IN (YUUUUUUUUS). And I was like SHIT MAN, FINALLY, AFTER 5 YEARS OF UTTER STRUGGLE SOMEONE HAS TAKEN A GAMBLE ON ME AND HOPEFULLY I WON'T BE A CHUMP.
Now here's the kicker. I am required to take safety courses for it. However, they are ALL FULL/NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER, HAHAHAHA. Not to mention, one of them is a direct conflict with a midterm I have, and I don't know if I can move that! So I might even have to wait until November! I basically can't do shit in a lab because they think I will pour chemicals down my eyeballs or unleash an onslaught of virulent pathogens. 1-2 months might not seem bad...but...that's already 1/3-1/2 a semester. Fuck.
SO THIS IS WHY I'M REALLY...JUST...GAWD. BASICALLY I FINALLY REACHED MY GOAL TO ONLY HAVE IT THROTTLED BY SOME BEDAMNED WHMIS COURSE
And of course NO OTHER SAFETY COURSES FROM OTHER INFERIOR INSTITUTIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. CAUSE WE'RE BEING BUTTS (but no, it actually makes sense since I assume it's catered to my school). BUT IF YOU ARE A FUCKING RESEARCH BASED INSTITUTE, YOU WOULD THINK YOU WOULD HAVE COURSES AVAILABLE MORE OFTEN. NOT ONCE EVERY 1-2 MONTHS. SERIOUSLY, WHAT THE FUCK.
I hate everything.