Friday, September 03, 2010
...is what a tray-bearing waiter said to me once at a museum reception, interrupting my complaint to a fellow graduate student about a shift in levels of summer travel funding. I considered myself thoroughly chastened, and have done my best to forswear graduate grumping ever since. Lest I renege on this commitment, Tony Woodlief provides a very nice reminder. "News flash Sparky: We're all working hard... the only time the urgency gets anywhere close to an average day in a profitable company is when someone’s tenure clock is running out." Also helpful in this department is Steve Jones' sneaky little essay, It's Tough All Over.