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July 02, 2006

Parasitic Careers

Today I came across this website. The "Successful Academic" does give good advice -- the tips she recommends are all things I actually used to do back in my productive days -- but I find it terribly disturbing that this woman profits from the misery induced by academia. Her career depends on the fact that Ph.D. programs inevitably turn formerly intelligent and articulate people into zombies. If academia were not such a toxic work environment, her career wouldn't even exist. And the most frustrating part is that the more we grad students suffer, the more she earns. I imagine she must love her job!

Posted by eklanche at July 2, 2006 05:10 PM

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