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I started a PhD in Particle Physics, September 2018, in one of the UK's universities.
I was really excited about it because it was about a project that was going to give me experience and skills in a particular area that is very relevant to industry. My goal was clear: do this PhD to gain some experience in this area, and then find a job in industry.
Something strange happened and my supervisors changed the plan somehow. I talked to them about it, and they said that first I have to obtain results for the new project. Only then we will think about the initial plan. I understood immediately that this was some kind of "fake propaganda" to attract students. But I was really enjoying living in the UK that I didn't think much about it.
2.5 years later and I am really fed up with this PhD. I am not enjoying what I am doing. I don't find my supervisors very friendly and inspiring (some of them actually do some "indirect" bullying). I feel like a zombie PhD student. Just doing a PhD for the sake of completing it.
One of the things that Covid-19 has taught me is that we cannot waste our precious time with stuff we don't like.
I am thinking of applying for jobs and see if I get any luck. I only have the option of leaving the PhD in case I find a job because my financial situation is not the best.
Before doing this, I would like to know how the process of leaving the PhD is.
Is it possible to leave your PhD in a matter of weeks? Will my supervisors make a storm in a teacup?
Thank you a lot for your attention!
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