Many of the ‘researchers’ quoted in The Engineer seem to have a great time working on projects that attract a good deal of public money over long periods of time.
Three or four years does not seem uncommon for the type of research often quoted.
I am not doubting its value, but as someone working in a ultra-high pressure branch of the consumer electronics industry — where time is money and money is short – I like the sound of their jobs.
Where are the measures of success or failure? I am measured constantly, and failure is not forgiven of forgotten.
Perhaps I could get some money for a three-year research project. Or do you need to be a member of a secret society called the ‘take your time’ club.
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