Well actually Eppendork is not quitting Science, she has doubts as to whether she ever will (cross fingers, knock someone over the head with wood etc). I am quitting my technician job to take up the phizzle dizzle on a gastrointestinal buglet, having just graduated with my MSc in another gastro buglet.
Figure 1: Eppendork thinks it's ok to be angry every now and again
Eppendork however realises that labs can be really, really good or really, really bad and all of the baddness or goodness falls on the shoulders of the PI. If the PI sucks a big fat hairy potatoe and spits battery acid and spite at his or her underlings (god forbid "colleagues") then anyone under them generally has a really crap time and the imposter syndrome kicks into overdrive until they quit, shift labs or become the embittered soul their PI is (because that is how they became the excellent scientist they are today. This sort of crap annoys the bejesus out of Eppendork and she will give anyone who will listen an earful about it. I mean seriously - how many really awesome scientists lose heart and are lost to the respective disciplines because of PI's with no real people or managerial skills. Grrrrrr! Sorry Eppendork forgot the PIs who micromanage their underlings - having witnessed this first hand (not at lablab, but in a lab where Eppendork was fortunate not to work) it also blows.
Figure 2: Gratuitous shoe shot to lighten the mood - Pretty sparklies, pretty, pretty!
Eppendork would also like to bless the PI's who rock the house with their patience, understanding and good humour when dealing with baby science geeks such as herself.