benefits and privileges for postdocs - (Mar/04/2013 )
I am not happy at my university at all. The job in here has no benefit or privilege, specially if you are a foreigner. There is no medical insurance for my wife, or any dependent. Other universities, specially private ones, pay much more, but my boss is the deputy secretary general of the ministry of science and I'm scared of leaving this job for another.
Can you please share your experiences with me? I want to know the benefits that you
My benefits are cash and the right to do whatever I want all day. It's not a job, it's a training program.
Maybe life is much easier in France so you don't have to see it this way. You're lucky.
You have a good point....I'm currently in a country with socialized healthcare etc. Here, like everywhere else, the post-doc is a temporary situation. Like any "job", if you don't like it then you should find something better. The best strategy is to spend a significant portion of your time lining up a real career. If making your current boss happy is going to further the career you want to pursue, then keep doing it. If at the end of your time there, nobody is even going to ask to see a recommendation letter, then just do whatever you need to do to make yourself marketable.