My Needs

The fact that no one in a bureaucracy cares about “my needs” is not an “issue” to be “realized”. It is a fundamental fact about all bureaucracies–academic and otherwise–that must be embraced. In order to get what you want from someone, you must convince them that it is in *their* interest and will serve *their* needs to give you what you want. The minute you adopt the frame of “my needs”, you are fucked.


  1. Mitoscientist says

    Posts like these are absolutely essential reading for early stage trainees, like myself, who peruse your blog. This is the kind of advice so rarely given to those who need it, yet is so very crucial to internalize as early in your career as possible.

  2. Fooled by Follies says

    What do I need: laughter………………..


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