A burned out, resentful employee is not a recipe for productivity, even if they are physically present all the time (because you require it).
In her video, “The Risk of Starting a Career in Science,” Zella Zanolli talks about the frustrations of sacrificing everything for her science career, then struggling to find a good science position. This is sadly a common story. Does it mean you should give up on having a science career? As usual, Morgan provides a unique perspective on the question… watch the video to find out, and post your comments on the blog.
It’s not so great if you find yourself embedded in a stiff bureaucracy that is reticent to any kind of change.
Morgan explores her own experience with fear and the impact it had on her life, then talks about the importance of banishing it to do truly great work.
Having good mentoring is vital to move forward in a science career. Today’s careers are fraught with complexities that didn’t previously exist, and navigating through those can be daunting without good advice. However, if you seek out mentors who are too close to the “outcome of the experiment” (that would be you and your career), you are risking problems.