So this morning after my cup of hot chocolate I wandered into my office, which is located in the secured lab area, rather than the non secured, biohazzard free office part of the department. As I’m taking my ID badge and sweeping it infront of the card reader I look at the “RED BOARD OF DEATH”.
Now the Red Board of Death is a panel which has various lighted panels telling you if there are any particular problems inside the secure lab area. Almost all of them deal with the status of the BSL-4.
“EMERGANCY VESTUBLE DOOR OPEN”
Is currently lit, indicating that all is not well.
So I pause for a moment and ask myself a fundamental life question:
Is the BSL-4 open and I’m now contaminated and going to die a slow lingering death. Or is there a problem with the computer system AGAIN or is the door open so they can decon the BSL-4.
It’s now 1pm, 5 hrs later I still dont know if the BSL-4 is being cleaned or not. Hell I don’t even know if anyone has bothered to report the warning light on to enviromental health and safety.
I hate mondays, I’m not paid enough for this shit.