• Question: do you every wish you had not become a scientist?

    Asked by hollynsarah to Gioia, Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 21 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by katieeandbeccaa, karat, marema.
    • Photo: Mariam Orme

      Mariam Orme answered on 16 Jun 2010:

      Just occasionally! Sometimes I get jealous of some of my friends who get paid much more money for their jobs, or who have much more free time because they don’t have to work so hard. But then I realise that I wouldn’t actually want their jobs – I love mine.

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      Joanna Watson answered on 16 Jun 2010:

      Sometimes when I see my friends who get paid more than me, or have different jobs that seem exciting I wonder whether I made the right decision. Then I really think about their jobs and realise that I wouldn’t be happy doing them and that I did make the right decision after all.

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      Leo Garcia answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      No – even though some days are frustrating or not very interesting. The benefits of the job far outweigh any of the negative things! Being a scientist is something to be extremely proud of, and it is a very worthwhile career.

    • Photo: Gioia Cherubini

      Gioia Cherubini answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      I wish that science could give me a more stable position at work instead of having to change every few years, but I have never regretted becoming a scientist