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    22 Feb '15 21:45
    http://phys.org/news/2015-02-myths-scientists-debunked.html

    According to this, these are 7 common myths about scientists (you will have to read the link to read an elaboration of each one ) :

    Myth 1: Researchers are paid by their research institutes

    Myth 2: Researchers are paid to publish in journals

    Myth 3: Researchers are paid for working long hours

    Myth 4: Worthy research always gets funded

    Myth 5: Researchers can claim costs of journal subscriptions and society memberships

    Myth 6: Researchers are trained to write and to manage budgets

    Myth 7: Researchers have a career for life
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    Originally posted by humy
    http://phys.org/news/2015-02-myths-scientists-debunked.html

    According to this, these are 7 common myths about scientists (you will have to read the link to read an elaboration of each one ) :

    Myth 1: Researchers are paid by their research institutes

    Myth 2: Researchers are paid to publish in journals

    Myth 3: Researchers are paid for working long hou ...[text shortened]... archers are trained to write and to manage budgets

    Myth 7: Researchers have a career for life
    Myth 1: I used to think this, but it seems that in the US getting federal grants is a big thing.

    Myth 2: Nah, I would guess that's part of their job.

    Myth 3: Ha -- this I would seriously doubt.

    Myth 4: I'm not sure who actually believes this.

    Myth 5: Some of these may be tax deductible in the US, but generally I don't think I would have subscribed to this myth.

    Myth 6: Certainly not in the US. In particular researcher in the STEM fields tend to have abominable writing skills.

    Myth 7: If they're tenured professors at a university, perhaps. Otherwise in the private sector you're about as disposable as a tampon.
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    Originally posted by Soothfast
    Myth 1: I used to think this, but it seems that in the US getting federal grants is a big thing.

    Myth 2: Nah, I would guess that's part of their job.

    Myth 3: Ha -- this I would seriously doubt.

    Myth 4: I'm not sure who actually believes this.

    Myth 5: Some of these may be tax deductible in the US, but generally I don't think I would have su ...[text shortened]... a university, perhaps. Otherwise in the private sector you're about as disposable as a tampon.
    Well a PhD involves a thesis, so there is informal training in writing. But no one gives anyone any training in managing budgets except accountants and bookkeepers, that's what they're for and it is they who should be looking after the budgets in any well organised department.

    I was expecting more of the type of "They're all unworldly" type myth. These one's are a little dull.
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    I don't understand... Aren't we all get paid for what we are doing?

    Tell me anyone *not* getting paid for what he does professionally? If so, how does he provide for himself/herself and his/her family? We cannot live out of air and water alone, can we?
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    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    I don't understand... Aren't we all get paid for what we are doing?

    Tell me anyone *not* getting paid for what he does professionally? If so, how does he provide for himself/herself and his/her family? We cannot live out of air and water alone, can we?
    Humy, no answer from you?

    Does this mean that accept that you are wrong?
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    25 Feb '15 18:093 edits
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Humy, no answer from you?
    ?
    What, me? What was the question?
    If it is whether I get paid, the answer is no because I have been made redundant since the recession.
    I also wouldn't deny the scientists generally get paid for doing research.

    Does this mean that accept that you are wrong?

    wrong about what?
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    25 Feb '15 21:46
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    I don't understand... Aren't we all get paid for what we are doing?

    Tell me anyone *not* getting paid for what he does professionally? If so, how does he provide for himself/herself and his/her family? We cannot live out of air and water alone, can we?
    Can you point to the statement in the thread where humy, or for that matter any of the rest of us, has suggested that scientists should work for free?
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