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My problem to my PhD life is my supervisor. He doesn't support me.
But let me say the whole story from the start. He is a star in his field and when he chosen me as a student (almost 2 year ago), I thanked all the Universe for this luck.
And then it came the first disappointment: he refused to have arranged meetings with me because of his being extremely busy. I said ok, and I accepted it.
Then, I realized that I had to deal with my thesis all by myself. And I said "ok. My golden-star supervisor is too busy to take a look at my work". Wrong!
He is busy, very busy, he is extremely busy and he cannot read my texts. Because... yes, he is busy!
And today I was informed that I lost a scholarship, the amount of which is 830 euros per month. Why? Because he never told me to prepare a PhD yearly report as I had to, and as a result I am not eligible to apply for this grant. Every time I was telling him about this report, he always said me "It's ok, you don't have to do this".
And I really need this money because I am poor. But I lost it for ever. And no, there aren't other scholarships for the time being.
So, I am depressed and angry at him. I want to shout at him. I hate him. I really hate him and I don't want to work with my supervisor anymore but quitting my PhD is not an option for many reasons.
I cannot change his behavior towards me. I want to cry but it would be useless. Talking to him about all these matters would serve no purpose. He is very busy to listen to me, and supervisors in my country are completely free of control. There is no one in my department to help me with this difficult person. I have two other supervisors but I have never met them so far.
What do you think?
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