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I would go with the first one. Most respectable examiners would not like to get some flattery like the second one. I have a feeling you'll get respectable examiners:-). I also think you can stick to the writing that's more coherent, rather than inserting some for-flattery-purposes-stuff.
Good initiative Ev. I agree, let's contain our moaning here so we don't pollute the good posts. They're doing good by the way, and I'm happy for them.
Now for the moan....more than moan actually....i feel angry looking at the online profiles of some my ex-colleagues in the corporate world. They were slackers on the job (literally watching ball games at work all day), and I see them now with fancy titles. I just feel sad, angry, confused, I don't know really, just a surge of negative emotions. I know I should be happy for them....I also know 100% that I am not entitled to a fancy job just because I have a PhD. That's life, I guess. It's just hard...if you know what I mean.
I just feel so negative about the situation....jobs in academia are hard to get by, and even jobs outside academia are hard to get by. I can't point at it exactly, but something seems amiss. It's like...what have I done with my life? I regret that I did not research what it really means to be a phd, I overestimated my chances of going back to the "real world" (as if the challenges of the phd are not "real"). And overestimated the chances of getting an academic job, because my sup said doors will open for you at Ivy league 1, ivy league 2. And I, the sucker, bit the dust.
I enjoyed some parts of my phd genuinely, by the way. But you give way too much and get too little for it. Too much energy, too little satisfaction (I'm speaking for myself here).
People say I should be grateful for the things I have now. I try to do it and it helps. There are just days that I can't see anything else than the downside of this phd thing.
Thanks for listening/reading people...
I will survive is a really good one. And when push comes to shove, when everything seems so dark and there seems to be a no way out, oh my, God can explain. Have a nice day/evening everyone :-)
Yes, now that you've mentioned, Queen has some motivational titles :-)
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I think I misunderstood your post.
I thought you have two offers going at the moment, one is phd, and another is a job in an MNC. I thought you meant that you wanted a phd so you could earn a high salary in the industry once you graduate. Is this correct? If that is the case, I would go to the industry directly, bypassing the phd, because you said that you have no interest in education line (which I understood to be teaching and academic research). I said this because after a few years as a junior engineer, you'd be able to move up higher anyway, so the time you spend in a junior position would be the same as the time you spend in the phd. The difference is that IMO you have more chances of getting a senior MNC position if you are involved directly with the company or if you are already an insider.
Or maybe you meant you want a phd because the salary as a phd student is more attractive than working in the industry?
If you meant the second case, please disregard my post. On the semiconductor-thermoelectrics question, sorry I don't know about that. Goodluck
Lol pub*ic transpot, pub*ic spending, pub*ic amenities...
A couple of years ago, I wrote a project proposal to a young prof, whom i happened to have a crush on (not that I realized at that time)...I kept using the word "engagement" over and over, even if my thesis had nothing to do with anything romantic at all! Phrases like socially engaged, etc....anything where I could use the word engage, lol.
The words were so rampant that my sup yelled, "wtf is this engagement all about!?"
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