• Question: is being a scientist hard?

    Asked by sallyrozbun to Gioia, Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 21 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by boatwright1.
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      Iain Moal answered on 14 Jun 2010:


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      Joanna Watson answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      Being a scientist can be hard – some days I find my work really tough, but I enjoy the challenge.

      Just like other difficult things in life, I just have to break my work down into manageable pieces and do one thing at a time – eventually you discover that you’ve done something that you thought would be impossible!

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      Leo Garcia answered on 19 Jun 2010:

      Being a scientist is no harder than any equivalent high-level job, and its complexity is also part of its reward! Coming to understand ‘difficult’ scientific concepts is very profound and very satisfying!

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      Mariam Orme answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      Yes, it’s hard work at times, and it can be frustrating when things don’t work. But I think the hard work and the occasional frustration is worthwhile, because most of the time I love being a scientist.