Career Advice from The Boffin

I mentioned this in a private Facebook post, but I should share this publicly.  The Boffin admitted that the reason why he became a chemical engineer was so he could legally commit arson.  Heck, his master’s thesis centered on combustion.  So channeling criminal impulses into societal good is a great way of making a career choice.

Case in point, this is The Boffin's current wallpaper on his work laptop. It is the Orbital ATK Antares Launch that went awry back in 2014. Photo courtesy of NASA HQ. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/22421835200/in/photostream/
Case in point, this is The Boffin’s current wallpaper on his work laptop. It is the Orbital ATK Antares Launch that went awry back in 2014. Photo courtesy of NASA HQ. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/22421835200/in/photostream/

Why they don’t mention these things at career fairs, I will never know…

7 thoughts on “Career Advice from The Boffin

  1. In psychology, it’s called a “formation reaction”, such as when a person who wants to be a serial killer becomes a cop, or a priest instead…. Interesting aspect of human nature; extreme internal perversity, to go 180 degrees from one’s inner compulsions…. In the Boffin’s case, probably a good thing for the rest of us…

    😉

    gigoid

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