That’s my email :)
Thanks again for the book, looking forward to a good read!
Apparently ‘entry level’ or ‘trainee’ science jobs no longer exist.
So I’m stuck in a world where I need to commit to a masters degree to get a low-level job that would help me figure out if science is where I want to be
Not get a masters and therefore not get an entry level science job and thus go another few years trying to figure out what would be a good fit.
Does anyone have any advice on gaming the current job market to get an entry level job without a masters/higher degree? I have a very good bachelor degree, but because of the economy it is getting very little respect :(
Any dancer or doctor knows full well what an incredibly expressive device your body is. 300 joints! 600 muscles! Hundreds of degrees of freedom!
The next time you make breakfast, pay attention to the exquisitely intricate choreography of opening cupboards and pouring the milk — notice how your limbs move in space, how effortlessly you use your weight and balance. The only reason your mind doesn’t explode every morning from the sheer awesomeness of your balletic achievement is that everyone else in the world can do this as well.
With an entire body at your command, do you seriously think the Future Of Interaction should be a single finger?” —Do yourself a favor and read this brilliant rant on the future of interaction design by former Apple designer Bret Victor (via curiositycounts)
- Text from BF this morning...
- "G'Morning my love, look out the window."
- Me: *Look out the window, see bus pull up*
- Dav: *Making goofy face at me from the top deck*
- Me: *Uncontrollable grin*
- Ah, the joys of working in an office at one of the major commuter bus stops in the city centre... and of adorable boys.
I’ve just handed my boss draft one of a proposal to be made full time in January. He wants me to be full time as we are trying to expand opportunities for our students and this requires someone having the time to find said opportunities.
I outlined the areas where we are lacking, why it’s important to grow these areas and some ideas of how we could do it… given that someone can be dedicated to that area.
One important thing I left out… compensation expectations. We had a brief (one minute) chat and it involved my boss saying what he thought I should be paid and then running to catch his bus. I was a bit shocked by his suggestion, it was much lower than I’d expected. You see, I’m currently doing a full time maternity cover position in the office and what he said was a few hundred euro less than what I’m currently making. I will get housing provided for me in the new/modified old position… but with this I am on call to our students 24/7 (if they come during dinner, my dinner is halted… if they ring when I’m sleeping, my sleep is halted) and living adjacent to them (so their parties wake me up) and also having to move into temporary housing when I become unemployed each summer.
Is it unreasonable of me not to be happy with the pay when housing is provided? Should I accept lesser pay than what I currently earn with full weekends off just because I get housing and thus no real weekend?
Or should I fight for the same pay as I’m doing the same hours of work with additional responsibilities at the weekends and in the middle of the night?
GGGAAAAAAAHHHHH! I don’t know what to do.
Grumples is going to bed now.
Tomorrow = Up too early, go to work, write proposal to be made a FT employee after New Year, go to the gym, have a GOOD session, go home, relax and in the process stay peaceful, calm, happy and keep everything clean.
Here’s for a ‘No Mess Monday’