Decision about my career: Research or Writing?
parametric_equation at yahoo.ca
Tue Apr 13 14:08:46 EST 2004
>>There's also another aspect which should be considered. Having a Ph. D. can
>>reduce one's chances of getting a job,
> This is true and I have even seen one job advertisement where it was
> stated that PhDs would not be considered for the job.
>>even if one has experience in one's field
>> (or one related to it) before receiving the degree.
>>Somehow, employers fail to recognize that what one does to obtain a doctorate
>>(such as analyzing and solving problems, looking for information, and so forth)
>>would be of great value in the workplace, particularly in today's environment
>>where almost all work is done as a collaborative (i. e., team) effort.
> Most employers want you to be on THEIR team but they don't want you to be
> part of the decision-making process. So, all that "independence" etc is
Many just want to have someone to steal credit from when things go right and
someone to flog when things go wrong. Some of my former employers were like that.
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