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so the situation is that I'm in an immunology lab right now, so far I've only contributed around 20 hours, I'm a 4th year undergrad doing a double major in biology and psychology but all that they've had me to do is empty out biozardous trash cans that contain blood samples and potentially sharp objects as well... it takes me 2 hours to empty out everyone's trash cans and obviously i feel like i'm worth a piece of trash right now not to mention I've had to wipe down and clean their equipment and inventory I've never really had research experience in biology before why all this grunt work though? i know... persistence, persistence... but they should have me start on simple experimental things, no? this is making me feel that biology is not what I want to pursue in grad school, if volunteering is gonna be like this ALL the time... not to mention, i'm starting to lean towards psychology, because as a psychology research assistant, I've never had to empty out trash cans so far, I've had 2 work-study positions for psychology but all I can get for biology is volunteering role where I'm the trashman is this normal to be suffering so much? not to mention, I'm extremely misophobic to the point of extreme OCD, so having to dispose of biozardous waste every time I'm in the lab sickens me I get they are just testing me to see how resilient I am, but it feels like a subtle form of self-degradation and humiliation