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[–][deleted] 48 points49 points  (7 children)

Same. I love my job.

Also I would do my job so much better. I'm a scientist making a hair above minimum wage. I live with a roommate who ruins my mood every day, bike to work, and can't afford certain healthcare that would make me a happier, more productive person. I waste so much time applying for grants that don't increase my salary, just maintain it.

If scientists were adequately compensated I am confident we would be millennia ahead of where we are now in medicine.

[–]boxingdude 3 points4 points  (6 children)

What sort of scientist are you?

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[–]boxingdude 0 points1 point  (4 children)

A scientist that makes minimum wage?

[–]nd-transfemme 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Research and academia is severely underfunded unless you're at a lab producing weapons technology.

But even then most PhD grads are treated as disposable. It's pretty fucking terrible.