Re: The AO Battlefield Chat Thread
hmm. I am not aware of how it is in most countries. In the US, you are paid a stipend and are considered a grad research assistant till you finish. The stipend is a small amount and it cannot be considered as a full time job.
I actually finished my PhD last week if that is the progress you are talking about
"Who ain't a slave? Tell me that. Well, then, however the old sea-captains may order me about—however they may thump and punch me about, I have the satisfaction of knowing that it is all right; that everybody else is one way or other served in much the same way— either in a physical or metaphysical point of view, that is; and so the universal thump is passed round, and all hands should rub each other's shoulder-blades, and be content." - Herman Melville, Moby Dick