Monthly Archives: May 2013


So, there are two types of frustrations in ones life, pre-employment frustration and post-employment frustration. When you don’t have a job, you are desperately trying to search for one to pay your bills. In the process you are also looking for a way to make your life dull and miserable. Once you have a job, you may feel you will be spared from frustration. Well yes, perhaps until you get your first paycheck, but everything starts seeming dull and monotonous right after. In a few months down the road you start complaining about having no life! You feel you need a break to contemplate and re-think about your decisions. Or, you decide to withstand the aggression and the brutality at work and carve out a niche for yourself—you want to become the leader, the achiever, and be successful—in brief become an a-hole!

Welcome to the world of a-holicism! The journey from knowing what you want and getting what you want is a-holicism. Wonder who are these people? Well these species have the following traits:

  •  Bully
  • Egocentric
  • Arrogant
  • Despicable
  • Risk taker
  • Ambitious
  • Tough skin
  • Insensitive
  • Severe
  • Exacting
  • Ruthless
  • Ravenous for power
  • Great at backstabbing

How do you see yourself? Are you the a-hole or the nice guy? What are the vices and virtues of being an a-hole?

Before you say anything about your manager lets take a look at what forced him to become an a-hole:

Wondering how to become an a-hole? Here are 5 easy steps you can follow

You may consider becoming an a-hole just because, chicks like them!

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Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Job


Post docs, lend me your ears!

Do you fail to realize why you have to do all the work of your advisor but he makes all the money and gets famous? Don’t you feel you have had enough? You bring work home everyday and spend almost every weekend within the four walls of your lab. You hardly spend any time with your friends and family, and you have no time to relax. Your supervisor is a slave driver who checks on you at wee hours in the morning or late at night. If you are not available to talk to him then he threatens to get rid of you?

It is time for all you post docs out there to stand up for yourself and address your concerns!

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Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Post Doctoral Fellows