Random Ramblings about stuff I see going on in biotech, internet and the stuff I read.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

academia vs. industry (bench work)

Over here there is a good discussion of academia vs industry. I pop up in the comments section... My take home point is that industry and academia aren't that totally different at the end of the day (when it comes to bench work). You can be happy/unhappy in either place. Overall, I think you might be better paid in industry, but that doesn't neccesarily make people happy. Anyway - go read it over there.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I sortof feel bad for the linked-to blogger. She’s been blogging about the misery of her life in academia for some time now. Occasionally I put in a few words about the possibilities in the private sector, but like many folks in her position, she shuns the opportunities. In my experience, the ‘academic mindset’ is a bit cult-like, which is something that has always bothered me about that path. They seem to keep a good many under-compensated and overworked employees through a sort of psychological intimidation.

Anonymous said...

Check out that blog today. She needs to rename it youngfemalebitterscientistmartyr.com.....

yes said...

...and I couldn't help myself and had to leave a comment...

Anonymous said...

What did you say? She takes so long to post comments.

yes said...

see my latest posting for an incredibly long winded version of what my short comment may say on her site.

http://somestuffiwrite.blogspot.com/2006/10/industry-science-and-why-we-arent-all.html

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