Response to PiT
PiT wrote a couple of long comments, a couple of posts ago. Here is my response. Okay, so I'm in a pissy mood today. But let's be honest. It's a blog, and I don't have to be nice.
I appreciate that you're trying to be blunt. I applaud that, actually, and encourage you to keep it up.
With that in mind, I'll do the same.
I gotta say, if you've really read my blog, then you know - and so does everyone else - you aren't saying anything new. In fact, I'm kind of astounded at your complete lack of creativity. Is this really all you can come up with?
Because it's like, um, a cliffs notes version of EVERYTHING I'VE ALREADY HEARD AND BLOGGED ABOUT???????????
I never used cliffs notes. And I'm sure as hell not going to start now.
So let's be totally blunt. If you had actually read my blog, then you would know that there's a real possibility that I might be happier quitting science completely than continuing on with any sort of lame-ass bullshit.
Industry lame-ass bullshit or more postdoc lame-ass abusive fucking bullshit. FUCK. THAT.
What's the point, anyway? NOBODY CARES what I have to contribute to science.
NOBODY CARES. NOBODY. I mean, seriously. I don't get one fucking shred of positive feedback on my work for months at a time, and then they wonder why I'm having career doubts.
I mean, Seriously????
And having said that, I will say what else I feel like saying today:
Fuck you, NIH and grad school.
And oh, by the way America? This is the cause of the so-called 'shortage' of scientists in this country.
PEOPLE WITH PhDs ARE EITHER FORCED OUT, OR DROP OUT, OUT OF SHEER FED-UPness.
I'd rather work in a fucking donut shop. I mean, seriously. There's more creativity in designing patterns of colored sprinkles than I see from most employed scientists.