How many of you really are doing research as a passion instead of for survival, and really believe what you are doing is going to solve some real problem. I believe over 90% of us will respond "no" including myself.
I worked as a volunteer technician for 6 months, then worked as a fully self-funded PhD student for 2 years in the same lab.
If it is not for passion, I would do a MBA instead... A small investment company offered to pay for my MBA tuition and gave me a brand new BMW if I do MBA and continue working in their company.
are flasks THAT expensive you would mess up your results - just to recycle them? (taking into account the price of everthing else used leading to that point)
Wonderful to have you back and talking common sense....your not my long lost brother?
Well, that all depends on where your funding comes from. I have to beg, borrow and steal just about everything because of a few expensive purchases in the beginning. But yea, sure they are not THAT expensive to risk messing my results but I didnt know that until now.
I got the same problem during my PhD because I didn't have a sponsor to pay for my expensive PhD training cost . I had to re-use the flasks for 5-10 times...not a good idea...but I did not have enough money to do experiments.
if just you could see the H as an N.... and the ! as an L
you know, this whole thing reminded me of the famous dolphin/couple picture. if you show the below picture to some adults they can see a man and woman making love, but if you show this to kids they can only see 7 dolphins.
according to the picture I must have a corrupted mind, it's really hard for me to find all the dolphins.
I can only see 7 dolphins...this means I am a kid.