benefits and privileges for postdocs
Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:43 AM
Last year before my contract extension I applied for other jobs, even for my former university in UK, but they all turned me down. Our work is stuck at this moment and we are asking a German company to synthesize the genome for us. The job is not really productive. I am a second year postdoc with 7-8 papers only. This year they didn't raise my salary because I didn't reach 10 papers milestone. The salary is also not much, and wife is always angry why I can't earn more . The finance department also forgot to pay me 2 times for one month, and they didn't even apologize.
Last year when I came here they told me once a year I can go back home and claim the plane ticket. But now they say I can claim only one plane ticket at the end of my contract,... wife or children not included. I keep asking myself what I am doing here. This is really slavery. Next week I am going back to my home country to search for jobs (I might not have access to the internet to moderate the forum).
Can you please share your experiences with me? I want to know the benefits that you as a postdoc get in your countries.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:47 PM
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