• Question: Do u get reckognised for ur dedication

    Asked by R3ality on 25 Mar 2024.
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      Erin Pallott answered on 25 Mar 2024:

      A great question. I’m very early into my career compared to a lot of scientists here, but I will try to answer!
      I think anyone who works hard can find they sometimes don’t get recognised, and this applies to all lines of work, and includes science.
      In academic research, it really depends on the people you work with. Some labs are more supportive than others.
      I think my co-workers do recognise when I’ve worked extra hard or helped them out, but I know there can be a lot of pressure in some labs to work constantly and give up a lot of free time.
      It’s about finding the right work environment for you!

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      Sharron Kenny answered on 4 Apr 2024:

      yes we get recognised for our acheivments. the place i work for has a bonus scheme so if the company does well we can get paid some extra money in july time each year.

      then we have whats called say thanks where you can send thank you messages to the people you work with and these come with points. when you have so many points you can spend them on things like computer games. experience days. house things. perfume. so we do get rewarded.

      then there is the reward of seeing your name on a published paper and you know that you helped make that science happen – sometimes i feel like thats the best reward 🙂

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      Nik Robinson answered on 11 Apr 2024:

      One of the best ways to get recognised for your work as a scientist is to publish your work in journals. Recognition then comes when others refer to your paper in their subsequent papers (called a citation). To have you papers well cited is a great recognition of the importance of your work!
      Its also amazin gto meet the authors of well cited papers… its like meeting a science super star!