An entry in Patel's log sheet on October 16, 2005, which carries Jain's signature, states, "Went to BSNL office, creation for printer work, post-office, watch shop for repairing, complex preparation of dyes and computer work."
Another entry dated September 19, 2005 reads, "Printer repair, mouse change and searched for 'Jhaadu' (broom)." Similar entries appear practically every day till September this year on Patel's log sheet.
I found the above quote, and the whole article, to be a VERY interesting commentary on the mindset of Indian PhD candidates.
One thing I can guarantee is that I would not hire this whiny sh1thead (easy, I don't have any money to hire anyone anyway
), or if I did, he would quit inside a semester.
Let's see. As part of a day's work, he had to
1. Go to the BSNL office and to the post office. Why? Because they had to keep their internet account running? To pay his mobile phone dues? to mail an application for a grant?
It is a fact of life in India that most of these bureaucracies can't handle billing and payments by post, that instead they believe in having ppl stand in line. OK, so IF it was associated with university work, and someone has to do it, what's wrong with the PhD candidate who is paid by the university doing this?
yeah, I know, chaprassis are supposed to be available in India so that the brilliant PhD mind is not disturbed from its slumber. Where is ol' "Kamban" when one needs him?
2. "Creation for printer work" I assume the brilliant mind was "creating" something that was for presentation, not "creating" in the "pro-creating" sense?
So what's wrong with having to spend some time in "creative" endeavor? They want chaprassis to do the creative work too?
3. "watch shop for repairing" WELL!! If the guy had elementary technical skills and knew how to handle a little screwdriver, he could have fixed his watch himself, or figured out how to install a new batter. Or maybe he went to get the Watch Repairer to set those two needles so that the time they showed was the same as that on the College clock tower?
4. "complex preparation of dyes and computer work."
Hmmm! I assume that it wasn't the computer work that was complex? So he actuallly spent a few minutes on preparing dyes - I assume that's part of his research. And checking email.
Oh! SORRY ONLEE!!!!!! "Preparing dyes" for an experiment is also supposed to be done by chaprassis, in India!
(where the Indian equivalent of "Car&Drive" magazine sneers at Honda for putting lumbar support and motorized seat controls on the DRIVER's SEAT instead of the front PASSENGER's seat. heh- heh! How stupid of Honda! )
5. ""Printer repair, mouse change and searched for 'Jhaadu' (broom)."
OK, so his printer quit. Again, instead of figuring out how to clear the paper jam, the bugger must have waited for the chaprassi.
And are "mouse change" and "searched for Jhaadu" related? From the above descriptions, I would have expected patel to simply stand on a chair in the event of a Mouse Attack, rather than go after it with a broom.
OK, he had to search for a broom because he keeps his lab in such utter disarray that he can't even FIND a broom. No surprise there - how many desi students (ladke, I mean) have u seen, who have learned the habits of keeping their work space organized and neat? Even the ladkiis these days come with disgusting work habits.
That the above list seems unreasonable as an example of a day's work at the office, indicates the mindset of the papparazzi (who is not assumed to have a brain anyway) but more troubling, the attitude of the type of spineless twits that they are hiring into PhD programs in India.
so what is missing from his Log? It is the entry, every day if he wants to waste time logging such nonsense, saying:
8pm - 1pm: spent researching work and ideas related to "'Calix Pyroles and Its Applications'". Looked in many places, but finally found the Bharat Rakshak Forum, where a simple question brought tons of info from the world's greatest Pyrr-'oles. GOOGLE search turned up "In the Lyin' of Phyrr". Now too busy to waste time logging stuff, have tons of leads to follow. So many papers to write, so many Pakis to insult. Goodbye, Dear Diary.
THIS is the far worse problem. There is NO evidence that this oiseule recognizes that the PhD requires THINKING. Mostly off campus.
PhDs are supposed to have initiative, creativity, persistence, and an attitude to get things DONE, not sit around whining.