Thursday, November 7, 2013

Start-up, Year Two

As my tiny company hovers on the brink of non-existence, I recently passed my second-year employment anniversary. Here's how the numbers shake out for 2013:

(Year One Stats)

Time
"Standard" 40-hour work weeks: 2
45-60 hour weeks: 46
60+ hour weeks: 4
Total hours where I've been the only employee in the facility: >300
Weekends worked: 4
Holiday + vacation + sick days used: 29
Paycheck snafus: 3

Chemistry
Total Reactions Run (2011-2013): >850
Synthesized compounds evaluated in disease models: 10
Total NMR Experiments (2011-2013): >1,150
Total Papers Downloaded (2011-2013): >2,200
Total Inventory Chemicals: 380
Fume Hood Failures: 3
Total boxes of gloves used (2011-2013): 23

People
Turnover (2011-2013): 70%
Company Interviewees: 7
Happy Hours: 1

Biz Dev
Grants Submitted: 12
Teleconferences: 63
Conferences / Events: 14
Slide Decks constructed: 36
Presentations: 5
Total Business Cards Distributed (2011-2013): 400+ 
Total Reimbursed Mileage (2011-2013): 3,100+

Ephemera
Total Purchase Orders (2011-2013): 317
Continuing Ed / Training Classes: 20 hours
Holiday Parties: 0

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