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Thread: Reassure me- I’m about to quit!

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08-Jan-19, 13:51
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posted about 2 months ago
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Thanks, monkia! I've been volunteering with homeless outreach and I think I'd like to get more involved an look at career options around that. It's a massive change but it's something I really care about and I think that's worth pursuing. Good luck with your situation!


Then this is an easy decision. You don't enjoy the line of work you are pursuing in your PhD and your work with homeless outreach fires you up.
Life is too short to waste. You should pursue the thing which makes you happy. Once you do that your head will be in a great place to make future decisions.
Good luck.

Thread: How do you keep to a research timeline?

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05-Jan-19, 09:25
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posted about 2 months ago
It's not about how many hours you work but what you accomplish within those hours.

Thread: Over-60 Looking for Funded PhD

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22-Dec-18, 17:33
by pm133
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posted about 3 months ago
Like anyone else, you are not going to know until you try I'm afraid and it will depend on your area of interest.
This website is a good place to start looking for fully funded positions as is jobs.ac.uk

Of course the question you are not asking is the one you really want answered. No I don't think your age will be a problem :-) People of all ages do PhDs.

Thread: going to HK for PhD after Bachelor vs. staying in Europe for the Master

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20-Dec-18, 23:51
by pm133
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posted about 3 months ago
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You have an excellent well-known potential supervisor with good, supportive working lab environment from which graduates got good postdocs later in their career. To say that you will flip a coin to decide if you want to join this lab is an insult.

Since you do not realise the gold in your hands, I guess it is perfectly fine for you to just pass on this opportunity to someone else who can appreciate it better.


This really is a shameful way to respond to a fellow poster.
jasonger has earned the right to treat this opportunity in whatever way he sees fit regardless of how you or anyone else feels about it.
You have no right to talk to him like this.

Thread: PhD in Physics and still unemployed after 3 months

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19-Dec-18, 04:36
by pm133
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posted about 3 months ago
You are talking about going through several screening phases and interviews.
This suggests you are focussing on large companies.
You might have better joy with small and medium companies who generally don't have multiple phase hiring policies.

Thread: Not academia or industry, what else?

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16-Dec-18, 10:56
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posted about 3 months ago
Kenzie, I started my own business after graduating from my PhD.
Despite the difficulties I would not re-enter academia amd probably not employment either.

Thread: Survey

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16-Dec-18, 10:52
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posted about 3 months ago
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These sorts of battles are probably best left to those directly affected by them otherwise we'd never get any work done for worrying about it. I know plenty of people from all sorts of minority groups and for the most part they find making the sort of change you are suggesting, to be highly patronising at best and completely counter-productive at worst. What matters is intention and deeds.

It's pretty clear that no disrespect is intended by the original poster and in my opinion the issue should be left at that.



If that’s your opinion.....I have a different one!


Good for you.

Thread: How long should I wait for a PhD interview result?

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14-Dec-18, 20:43
by pm133
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posted about 3 months ago
Yes, I'm afraid you are going to be faced with this sort of arrogant nonsense throughout your academic career Actually, it is one of the reasons I left academia after graduating from my PhD last year. I can't imagine anything worse than having these people as my co-workers. The only connection between myself and academia now is this forum which I visit from time to time to offer advice. Other than that I am glad to be away from it.

There are good people out there. You might have to dig to find them though. Just don't be in awe of any of these people. Not one of them deserves it. Believe in your own self-worth. There isn't another person in the world who can offer the package you can. We are all unique and therefore have inherent worth as a default. It's worth remembering that at this time.

Good luck.

Thread: Survey

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14-Dec-18, 20:36
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posted about 3 months ago
These sorts of battles are probably best left to those directly affected by them otherwise we'd never get any work done for worrying about it. I know plenty of people from all sorts of minority groups and for the most part they find making the sort of change you are suggesting, to be highly patronising at best and completely counter-productive at worst. What matters is intention and deeds.

It's pretty clear that no disrespect is intended by the original poster and in my opinion the issue should be left at that.

Thread: Survey

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14-Dec-18, 04:03
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posted about 3 months ago
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I really wanted to partcipate, but 1. Why do you have only the option of male/female?


I wouldn't normally get involved in a discussion like this but I think it's perfectly reasonable to have a binary choice. What would you like to have seen there?

Thread: How long should I wait for a PhD interview result?

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14-Dec-18, 03:56
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posted about 3 months ago
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eng77, Thank you for reply, and I agree that I should have been more patient and should not have shown myself as a hasty person. anyway I just got a reply today as "I I’m still waiting for input from the central office, I will contact you as soon as I hear anything." But he could have provided some more details like they are doing this and that ...., waiting is difficult anyway ...


You can ease the pressure on yourself by taking control here and applying elsewhere. I wouldn't sit waiting on just one position being offered.
I certainly wouldn't feel bad about sending that second email. That is not impatience, it is you recognising you have a value and that you are pro-active about protecting your worth. He should be lucky to have you. You should try not to think of it as the other way round. It's a mentality thing and it takes a bit of practice. It's a very good way of standing out from the other applicants though and showing a bit of independence and backbone is a good thing.

Thread: When are you really ready to start your PhD?

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14-Dec-18, 03:51
by pm133
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posted about 3 months ago
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My supervisor has asked me when I’ll be ready to start my PhD. I’m not sure what he even means. I assumed you had to strictly start when the academic year begins. Can I just say I’m ready to start now and just start? Do you usually have a kick start to your PhD workshop or do you get thrown in? I don’t want to sound silly by saying “when CAN I start?’


You shouldn't feel stupid asking for clarification. Ask your supervisor what he means. You're going to have to learn to communicate with him about all sorts of stuff over the next few years. Take the opportunity to get over feelings of being daft because you'll have a hard time of it later if you don't learn how to do it now.

If your supervisor is a decent person he won't have a problem with this type of question. He'll probably expect it at this stage.

Thread: PhD viva failure. Re-submission and viva.

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14-Dec-18, 03:47
by pm133
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posted about 3 months ago
If you are having suicidal thoughts you must seek urgent medical help.
Nothing else is more important.
That is too serious a situation for me to want to begin talking about how you cope with another viva. That is a minor thing in the scheme of things.
Please make a call to someone tonight if possible and really right now if you can.
Once you get that sorted out there are plenty of people here who can help you with advice about second vivas.

Thread: Troubles with organization and supervisor

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06-Dec-18, 05:18
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posted about 3 months ago
Did you ask anyone?
Do you now have a lab and a workspace?

Thread: Troubles with organization and supervisor

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05-Dec-18, 15:19
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posted about 3 months ago
I know this isn't a pleasant phase to go through at the start but those conrete plans you talk about are solely your responsibility.
In addition to the excellent suggestions by rewt and ToL, I'd add that if you need to use any instrumentation or techniques you should find online tutorials and get yourself up to speed during this stage. Find other people who can take you through any physical instrumentation as well if you can find them. You want to pay particular attention to any safety concerns.
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