Top 10 things not to say to a Ph.D. student

Stéphane Thibault >_

  1. How’s the Ph.D. going ?
  2. Have you written up yet ?
  3. Lazy students, heh ?
  4. My taxes fund you
  5. Students know nothing of the real world
  6. Of what practical importance is your research ?
  7. How many papers have you published ?
  8. When do you plan to get a real job ?
  9. So you won’t be a real doctor ?
  10. When do you finish ?

Source : Egyptology News (2010). Off-Topic Trivia: Things not to say to a PhD student, published on 2010-02-08, visited on 2010-02-08.

It looks like that tiny gif has been around on the web for some time now but somehow I doubt that it’s lifespan is quite over just yet…