Outsourcing or outsmarting?

You remember the news about the American programmer who outsourced his job to a Chinese for a pittance? Well, did you know Damien Hirst doesn’t do his art? Only Students, of course, are not allowed to outsource their work (unless it’s a form of group work). What then constitutes as the fine line? Lucy Kellaway […]

Me myself and I: story of reconciliation

Dear Diary, I feel like a 15-year old girl. Is that a bad thing? Perhaps not. Better that than a disheartened, cynical 33 year old scientist.. which I am not! Well, at least not all of it. What weird experiences I have had recently. Still looking for that golden goose of a job, although am […]

Academic Writing Month

“The time has come the time has come the time has come today” Not convinced? Well, I fear my time has come. To write. After slow progress on several papers, I must pick myself up amidst all the hassle and end-of-contract chaos and simply push. As my mentor says: You must be selective about what […]

European attitudes towards environment

A year ago already, the EU published an interesting document on the attitudes of the EU27 about environmental matters. It is called the Special Eurobarometer 365. These reports are based on “in-depth thematical studies carried out for various services of the European Commission or other EU Institutions and integrated in Standard Eurobarometer’s polling waves” I […]

Interviews interviews interviews

For myself, I hardly remember what interviews are like. Except not fun. Having had a relaxing 4-5  months since the last time I was thus evaluated, I have actively immersed myself in the world of work partly forgetting that the time will again come to tackle the bull by its horns. Lucy Kellaway writes again […]