Posted 15 January 2011 - 02:16 AM
Posted 15 January 2011 - 05:10 AM
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:43 AM
1 paper in 5 years and 2 on hold. I got tired of waiting (1 or 2 years) and I moved on to another lab. I just couldnt convince him because it was not "Nature" papers.
A. Me no publication and dilemma of leaving academia.
B. Waiting another 2-3 years to build up a story
C. Be happy with a paper to be published who knows when that has my main figures on supplementary figure 12F, 12G and "data not shown"
Sorry I used your thred to also complain.
So what do you do if you are trying to submit and your supervisor is pretending you don't exist. My supervisor is horrendous, now he ignores my e-mails, won't have meetings or answer direct questions. All he has done in my PhD is very slowly look at papers (one took over a year to get past him) and now I have been trying to submit for 1.5 months and he won't communicate, I am at my wits end and I don't know what to do.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 05:08 PM
If you are already are at a point where it is a bit late for this option, then I suggest having a meeting and outline the problem to him directly. It is entirely possible that with all the stuff supervisor's have to deal with that he think you are progressing at a pace that is acceptable and may not be aware of your growing frustration. If you don't think you can do it face-to-face write an email and call shortly after to make sure he got it (and read it). If this fails, he is at least aware of the problem and will not be surprised when the university bring's him to task over the issue when you make this offical through your institute's system.
Good luck... you will get there in the end!