unravelling at night what she had woven during the day, as a clever ploy to “buy time” and stave off hungry suitors - Odyssey

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Belly of the Beast

From: Admin for the BIG DEAL I.O.
Date: 1 April 8:51:13 CST
To: <Ph.D.enthusiast@university.ca>
Subject:  RE : Interview for the position of Intern , BIG DEAL I.O. 

Dear Ph.D. Enthusiast, 

I am glad to inform you that you have been selected for the internship position of your dreams with the BIG DEAL I.O., in the Unit your Ph.D. dissertation focuses on. 

Thank you and best regards, 

Admin for the BIG DEAL I.O. 

From: <Ph.D.enthusiast@university.ca>
Date: 1 April 8:57:54
To: <Ph.D.Supervisor@university.ca>
Subject: TR: RE: Interview for the position of Intern, BIG DEAL I.O.


So, what do I do? Technically, it does not slow down my field research.


From:  <Ph.D.Supervisor@university.ca>
Date: 1 April 10:14:21
To: <Ph.D.enthusiast@university.ca>
Subject: RE: TR: RE: Interview with BIG DEAL I.O.

Hi Enthusiast,

Evidently, to spend a couple of months in the belly of the beast presents some interest, but be careful. They might want to keep you (trilingual, assertive, well trained, field research experience, resourceful, organized, etc) and it might interest you (the centre of the world, tax free salary, etc). You ABSOLUTELY need to drop them once you’re done and to not stop your research while you are in the centre of the world. The internship will give credibility to your discussion of the thing you’ve been talking about for 6 years, not to mention the contacts you will make, and the documentation/discussions you could not access otherwise. But the most important thing is to finish your Ph.D., and then move on to the post-doc (or go back to the centre of the world) but with your Ph.D. in hand.  



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