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#16 Goggi

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:22 PM

Oh, I see.

May I ask you to delete my other postings in this thread ? You can also purge my account.

I'm not very keen  on continuing any discussion further on this forum. I do not expect to get any meaningful advice here.

it took a whole discussion of moderators to delete a piece of my postings. Wow ! Did anybody actualy considered 60-hour working week to be inappropriate ? Or this is normal practice ? 

You "editing" says to me much more that you think.  From my side, I also find your "editing" inflammatory and unwarranted. Nobody cares about my actual troubles and suffering, but a comparison of postdoc to prison led to moderator discussion? 

I do not want to neither to discuss anything on this forum, nor participate in it by any other means. Therefore I ask moderators to delete all my postings, as well as my account on this forum.

 

It is your forum, not my. I do not wish to support it by my presence or my postings.

Thank you.


Edited by Goggi, 31 March 2014 - 07:25 PM.


#17 bob1

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:56 PM

Rage quitting won't help you at all... a waste of your time and ours, so no, we won't delete your accounts/postings.  I wasn't involved in the discussion and I didn't see what you posted so I can't judge for myself.

 

It is obvious from your posts that you are dissatisfied in general with science, so my advice is to do something else - find something that makes you happy and do that.  Training as a scientist and with a PhD opens more doors that you might think - it shows that you can work hard at something, and have the intelligence to carry it through - just because it isn't science doesn't mean that your PhD is wasted!

 

Regarding wages/post-docs - pay depends on where you are in the US/Canada and the job you are doing.  Post-docs are almost never permanent as they are still considered training, so it is expected that you will move on and expand your knowledge/skills/networks during your post-docs.  60 hour weeks are not unusual for these sorts of jobs either - if you want to get ahead you need to compete and this is the driver for these things.  Medical doctors in training do similar things during their residencies as well.  I do about a 60 hour week myself as a PhD student.  Most senior academics will be working similar hours too!



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:48 AM

Oh, I see.

May I ask you to delete my other postings in this thread ? You can also purge my account.

I'm not very keen  on continuing any discussion further on this forum. I do not expect to get any meaningful advice here.

it took a whole discussion of moderators to delete a piece of my postings. Wow ! Did anybody actualy considered 60-hour working week to be inappropriate ? Or this is normal practice ? 

You "editing" says to me much more that you think.  From my side, I also find your "editing" inflammatory and unwarranted. Nobody cares about my actual troubles and suffering, but a comparison of postdoc to prison led to moderator discussion? 

I do not want to neither to discuss anything on this forum, nor participate in it by any other means. Therefore I ask moderators to delete all my postings, as well as my account on this forum.

 

It is your forum, not my. I do not wish to support it by my presence or my postings.

Thank you.

 

 

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60 hours a week, yes, I think it should not happen...

But compare it the way you did it... (it was not even "prison")


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