Tuesday, February 23, 2010

But I don't wanna

look at Magnum,PI's grant...again.

I know it's for my boss and I know he pays my salary and I know my writing and editing skills are better than his and I know that he was really happy with my first round of edits, but I just don't want to look at it again.

But, I will. My revisions will be in his inbox tomorrow morning.

It could certainly be worse. Magnum, PI's assistant tried to get me to put in all the references, but I put the smack down on that suggestion.

/whining. I'm over it now.



7 comments:

Thomas Joseph said...

So the assistant wanted you to do their work? Good thing you put the kibosh on that one!

Ambivalent Academic said...

Nuh uh. You are not paid for secretarial work. Improving the grant via scientific analysis/writing, sure. But adding in the refs is ridiculous. You've got experiments to do! Way to draw the line.

Dimitris said...

Good job!

microbiologist xx said...

I felt that was well within my rights to turn down. Apparently, this person always finds a grad student of post-doc to put in the references. I, however, will not be that post-doc. Fuck a bunch of that.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you are obviously the best in the lab!!!!!

microbiologist xx said...

anon - I don't know about that. Everyone in my lab has a pretty different skill set, making it difficult to compare person to person. I am certainly the best at some things, but certainly not at everything. :)

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

I feel your pain - editing a grant gets exponentially more painful with each new version!