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Old 05-02-2017, 12:20 PM   #76
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I've ever heard of a post-doc in America, is that an Australian thing?
No, postdoctoral fellowshops are commonplace worldwide. They're the usual first academic position, a 1-3 year appointment (in rare cases, 4-5 years), and I fear will soon be a prerequisite for a lectureship. You'd be hard-pressed to find a university that doesn't have members of staff that are postdocs either through an internal scheme (like mine at Wollongong) or through umbrella authorities such as the Australian Research Council, European Research Council, Wellcome Trust, National Endowment for the Humanities, etc. The US is full of them; I've refused to apply for any (I won't live in the States - though I did nearly cave for an attractive position at Harvard), but many of my fellow recent grads have. A good friend of mine currently holds a postdoc at Yale.

What's a bit crazy though is that there are some postdocs that you essentially cannot get without having won another postdoc previously. Sure, you can apply, but you won't be viewed as competitive.
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Also, fuck you Scandinavia, what the hell is this nonsense about no Sudafed or other cold medications containing pseudoephedrine? Hell, they couldn't even offer me anything containing that phenylephedrine shit that doesn't really work.
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Also, fuck you Scandinavia, what the hell is this nonsense about no Sudafed or other cold medications containing pseudoephedrine? Hell, they couldn't even offer me anything containing that phenylephedrine shit that doesn't really work.
Over here you can still get the pseudoephedrine stuff, but they keep it behind the counter and you have to have the pharmacist get it for you, and then they have to look you up in a database and scan your license, and you can only buy one box a month or something.
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i also finished everything for my literary translation course, so aside from the fact that i still have to present everything, i'm done. and since tomorrow's the last day of school, i finished everything early!
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Also, fuck you Scandinavia, what the hell is this nonsense about no Sudafed or other cold medications containing pseudoephedrine? Hell, they couldn't even offer me anything containing that phenylephedrine shit that doesn't really work.
i'm sorry you're sick. unfortunately, if you go back to germany (i'm not sure what your travelling schedule is), it won't be much better there. i know they're really into homeopathic shit and it can be hard to find a lot of over-the-counter medicines there, even mild painkillers. i'm not talking serious shit, i'm just talking stuff you'd take for a headache.

i guess nothing should surprise me since when i lived in nz, i was amazed to discover neosporin wasn't sold there (it's an antibacterial ointment or cream, depending on your preference). i don't take antibiotics for everything and don't put neosporin on every cut, but around this time last year i fell and got a huge scrape on my knee. i was about to go camping and we'd already left our apartment so i couldn't really clean up properly, but luckily my bf always keeps a first aid kit in his car, so i could bandage it and put some neosporin on it. i still have a huge scar, just from tripping on some uneven pavement. ugh.
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Over here you can still get the pseudoephedrine stuff, but they keep it behind the counter and you have to have the pharmacist get it for you, and then they have to look you up in a database and scan your license, and you can only buy one box a month or something.
That's roughly analogous to how it works in Australia. The Scandinavian countries simply don't have it. At all. Fucking hell.
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i'm sorry you're sick. unfortunately, if you go back to germany (i'm not sure what your travelling schedule is), it won't be much better there. i know they're really into homeopathic shit and it can be hard to find a lot of over-the-counter medicines there, even mild painkillers. i'm not talking serious shit, i'm just talking stuff you'd take for a headache.

i guess nothing should surprise me since when i lived in nz, i was amazed to discover neosporin wasn't sold there (it's an antibacterial ointment or cream, depending on your preference). i don't take antibiotics for everything and don't put neosporin on every cut, but around this time last year i fell and got a huge scrape on my knee. i was about to go camping and we'd already left our apartment so i couldn't really clean up properly, but luckily my bf always keeps a first aid kit in his car, so i could bandage it and put some neosporin on it. i still have a huge scar, just from tripping on some uneven pavement. ugh.
I just have a return visit to Denmark left, and I understand they're just like Norway and Sweden. Ugh. I do, at least, have a good stock of paracetamol to get me back to Australia, but my pseudoephedrine stocks won't last. I have some nasal spray I may have to resort to using, and some antihistamines. At this point my only concern is that I don't cough/have too bad a runny rose to get through some gigs I'm going to over the next three nights. And then get home. How the hell am I meant to sleep on the plane? I'll snore to high heaven. I can't abide that sort of embarrassment.
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Ax, find yourself a meth manufacturer and then you're set.
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Ax, find yourself a meth manufacturer and then you're set.
I heard there's some bald guy doing it in New Mexico.
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Well I recovered enough to have a nice, leisurely, and restful flight home. I can't believe how empty my flights were. Economy class suddenly felt more luxurious.
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I heard there's some bald guy doing it in New Mexico.
Thought he was dead?
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Thought he was dead?
That's just what he wants the DEA to think.
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