Monday, April 4, 2011

Oh, undergrads...

Dear Special Snowflake,
I really wish you would stop pacing outside my office and talking on your phone. I appreciate that you're trying to make plans for the summer and figure out your tuition and financial aid and whatnot.

Newsflash: I don't want to hear about it!

Go stand in the stairwell. Reception is better there anyway. Go stand in the corridor connecting to the next building. Where you won't be standing outside an open office door. There's even a window!

Thanks for your time and attention!

Person in the office trying to make figures

P.S. I hope you end up with less in student loans than I have.


Ms.PhD said...

As in, your door is open and you don't want to close it? Or you can hear them through the door?

You'd think having an office with a door would be something you don't take for granted, but I guess that wears off pretty quickly.

Just think, at least you're not at a desk in a giant shared lab space where everyone is chatting all day long and you have to either deafen yourself with headphones, get nothing done whatsoever, or sacrifice face time so you can actually do your job, thus sacrificing your recommendation letters. HAHAHA.

WomanScientist said...

I had the door both open and closed.

I truly don't take having an office for granted, and my desk was in the middle of the lab until just recently.

Fortunately, I have a good enough relationship with my PI that I can tell him I need to go hide somewhere and write, and that's not a problem.