What do you do in your job at the department?
My job, which has changed over the years mostly due to retirements, is currently to provide technical/scientific support to research groups and teaching laboratories and to take care of routine maintenance of some expensive scientific equipment (GCMS and NMR). I am also in charge of the Departmental Warehouse Service and of purchasing scientific equipment, chemicals and consumables for research and teaching.
Tell us about yourself and how you got here at Ca' Foscari, and in the department where you work.
I graduated from Ca' Foscari in July 2002 in Industrial Chemistry; in November of the same year a competition for laboratory technician cat. C (non-graduated technical personnel) was announced. I took part in this competition only because of my degree in Industrial Chemistry and I won.
How has your approach to your job changed during the pandemic, which aspects have improved and which have worsened? Do you think that remote work has increased your productivity or not?
There was certainly no shortage of work during the lockdown, caused by the well-known pandemic, but it obviously changed: I had to come up with ideas to create a new work routine, which in many ways led me to work a lot more overall but in a less time-intensive and in many ways more profitable way.