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Mãe Joana | Conflito e um copo d’água

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Mãe Joana | Faxina de Ano Novo

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update: my new office works torturously long hours

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It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past.

Remember the letter-writer who had started a new job where everyone worked ridiculously long hours — like routinely working past midnight? Here’s the update.

First of all, I want to say THANK YOU for publishing your response to my letter. I also want to thank the readers who commented and shared their own advice and experience – I read and appreciated every single word.

I honestly wasn’t expecting your reply, nor the opinions expressed in the comments, to be so unambiguous. Hearing from so many people that the situation was definitively not okay really helped me reframe from “I can’t handle the heat in this kitchen” to “when the kitchen’s on fire, getting out is the right move.”

So what happened next? A few weeks after you published my letter, I ran into a younger coworker who was crying – to make a long story short, she’d essentially been given an ultimatum to cancel her (weekend!) trip home if she wanted to keep her job. (This person is also one of the most caring and committed people at the company – someone who regularly stays past midnight not because she has to, but because she offers to help so others can go home a little earlier. Grrr.) As I was trying to tell her that was truly not okay, it hit me that it was time to put my money where my mouth was. I decided right then and there that if I was kept past midnight that night, I’d resign the next morning; I was there until 1, and I resigned the next day.

After I made the choice to resign and, in effect, stopped forcing rose-colored glasses onto my face every morning, I let myself acknowledge things at that company are out of control in many more ways than work-life balance…I won’t get into it all here, but think ritualistic public shaming, actively pitting people against each other, criticizing individuals for things that shouldn’t even be mentioned in a professional environment, and so much more. I am so happy to have gotten out of there quickly, before my own norms and expectations got twisted.

While I was really scared to leave with nothing else lined up, particularly because my partner was looking for employment himself at the time, I knew it was the right thing for me to do. And this story has a happy ending – I’m thrilled to share that I am now at a wonderful company – still in the ‘prestigious’ field I wanted to be in! – where literally everything about my life is better: the (actual) work-life balance, the culture, the values, the commute, and even the salary. So if there’s a broader lesson or takeaway from my experience, I offer: know that leaving a toxic job – though it can feel terrifying in the short term – might actually be less risky than staying put.

update: my new office works torturously long hours was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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"leaving a toxic job – though it can feel terrifying in the short term – might actually be less risky than staying put"
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Correios lançam selos em homenagem a cientistas brasileiros

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César Lattes e Joanna Döbereiner ilustram dois selos interligados por um átomo, elemento comum entre os dois cientistas. Os lançamentos serão nos dias 11, 14 e 19 de dezembro em São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro e Curitiba, respectivamente

edital_18_18_cientistas_brasileiros_A4.inddOs Correios vão lançar dois selos homenageando o cientista César Lattes, cujo trabalho e dedicação impulsionaram a construção da estrutura político-administrativa de ciência no Brasil, e a cientista Joanna Döbereiner, pioneira no estudo da biologia do solo e na pesquisa sobre a Fixação Biológica de Nitrogênio (FBN) nas plantas pela bactéria rhizobium, descoberta que se tornou referência mundial e revolucionou a agricultura no País. Os lançamentos serão nos dias 11, 14 e 19 de dezembro em São Paulo (Museu Catavento), Rio de Janeiro (Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas) e Curitiba (Universidade Federal do Paraná), respectivamente.

A tiragem é de 360 mil selos, ao custo de R$ 1,85 cada. As peças poderão ser adquiridas nas agências dos Correios e na loja virtual da estatal.

Segundo o edital, os dois selos são interligados por elemento em comum entre os dois cientistas retratados: um átomo. “Neste caso, o átomo é de nitrogênio e foi representado de maneira lúdica como nos livros didáticos. As cores de base de cada selo também buscam se relacionar com o campo de atuação dos dois cientistas”.

De acordo com o edital, o desenho de César Lattes busca ilustrar uma grande descoberta do cientista que é a partícula atômica Méson Pi. Lattes estudou os raios cósmicos, montando um laboratório em uma montanha nos Andes e utilizando chapas fotográficas melhoradas com boro. Por fim, na textura ao fundo de sua imagem, foram utilizados alguns rascunhos, representando cálculos e fórmulas.

Já a ilustração da engenheira agrônoma Johanna Döbereiner, que foi pioneira no estudo da biologia do solo e seus estudos tiveram grande impacto na produção agrícola brasileira, demonstra sua principal pesquisa: a relação entre uma planta e as bactérias fixadoras de nitrogênio. Como textura ao fundo de sua imagem, foram utilizadas ilustrações em vetor de folhas e leguminosas.

No edital, o texto sobre o cientista Lattes foi escrito pelo físico Ildeu de Castro Moreira, presidente da Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência (SBPC), já o de Döbereiner, pela jornalista Liliane Bello, do Núcleo de comunicação da Embrapa Agrobiologia.

Veja aqui o edital completo.

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SBPC convida todas as entidades científicas a participarem de audiência pública sobre a situação econômica da C&T e das universidades brasileiras

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O debate promovido pela CCTCI da Câmara dos Deputados será realizado na próxima quarta-feira, 7 de novembro

A Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência (SBPC) convida todas as entidades científicas e acadêmicas do País  a participarem da audiência pública na próxima quarta-feira, 07 de novembro, que discutirá “A situação econômica da área de ciência e tecnologia e a crise das universidades brasileiras”. O debate será realizado pela Comissão de Ciência e Tecnologia, Comunicação e Informática (CCTCI) da Câmara dos Deputados, às 9h30, no Anexo II do Plenário 13, em Brasília.

Além da participação do presidente da SBPC, Ildeu de Castro Moreira, o debate contará com a presença dos presidentes da Academia Brasileira de Ciências (ABC), Luiz Davidovich, da Financiadora de Inovação e Pesquisa (Finep), Marcos Cintra, do Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Mário Neto Borges, da Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Capes), Abilio Baeta Neves, da Associação Nacional dos Dirigentes das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior (Andifes), Reinaldo Centoducatte, da Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Nísia Trindade Lima, e da Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa), Sebastião Barbosa.

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how do I tell an interviewer about my hobbies when my hobbies are kind of boring?

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A reader writes:

I’m new to the job market (I went straight from college to law school and only just graduated this spring), and it’s going pretty well so far, but there’s one thing I’ve gotten conflicting information about/reactions to.

I don’t put hobbies on my resume, but they have come up in some of my interviews. I’ve been advised by career services and my parents to mention hobbies that speak to my career/personality in some way (for example, being an avid runner might indicate dedication despite hardship, or skydiving might show risk-taking).

My problem is, I’m a homebody, and my hobbies are honestly kind of boring. I knit, I bake, I read, I watch Netflix, I spend time with my significant other … and that’s about it. I do put effort into my crafty hobbies (I like teaching myself new knitting techniques or recipes), but they’re not particularly unique or interesting, nor am I an expert in them by any means. I’m afraid of giving the impression that I’m a grandma trapped in a 20-something’s body. Am I overthinking this and should just be honest about my hobbies when I’m asked about them? Should I try to put some sort of career-ish spin on them when asked?

The thing with hobbies, when they come up in interviews, is that they’re very unlikely to get you rejected (assuming they’re not, like, binge drinking or B&E’s). Occasionally they’re a plus, but more often then not, they’re a neutral.

The times when they’re a plus are when they spark rapport with your interviewer (“You forage for wild mushrooms? So do I!”), make you more interesting or memorable in some way (although I tend to think that’s overrated; if you’re a strong candidate, it’s better to be remembered for … being a strong candidate), or, as you said, reinforce something positive about you (dedication, resilience, interest in helping others, etc.).

It doesn’t make a lot of sense to try to figure out which hobbies might do one of those things, because it will vary from interviewer to interviewer. One interviewer might love seeing that you run marathons, while the next couldn’t care less but would be thrilled to hear you read a book a week.

So I would answer honestly if you’re asked about how you spend your time outside of work, and don’t worry about trying to find a way to put a career-ish spin on it.

That said, I think you can and should flesh out your answer beyond just something like “I like to read” — to give a little more information and give your interviewer something to react to. For example: “I’m a big reader. I’ve recently been on an Indian literature kick, and I’ve been reading Jhumpa Lahiri and Khushwant Singh.” Or, “I love baking, and I try to experiment with at least one new recipe a week. Some of them are disasters, but it’s a fun way to use a different part of my brain than I use at work.” Or whatever — the idea is just to show you can carry on a pleasant conversation.

In fact, much of the time, interviewers don’t really care what your hobbies are; they just want to see if you can make pleasant small talk about a topic that’s comfortable for you. So you’ll answer this better if you look at the question as an attempt to engage you in conversation and learn a bit more about who you are, rather than as an attempt to divine who you really are as a professional.

how do I tell an interviewer about my hobbies when my hobbies are kind of boring? was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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