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Passed with minor corrections in PhD and now exhausted


User: wing92518 - 29 July 2021 10:32

I passed thesis defence with minor corrections in PhD today. I have not looked for a job because my supervisor always suggested the possibility of failing the defence. I have published two third-tier papers. One paper is submitted to top journal and one paper is submitted to third-tier journal. My hobby is to study actuarial materials and therefore I almost get Associateship in Society of Actuaries.
I am very tired because there are corrections after corrections. What would you do if you were me?

User: rewt - 29 July 2021 20:52

hi Dr wing92518,

A massive congratulations on passing with minors!!!! That is a major achievement I am happy for you.

Your supervisor sounds toxic. You have passed and he was wrong. I haven't submitted my PhD myself so can't talk from experience and I hope someone else can give you solid advice. Though what do you want to do?

User: wing92518 - 02 August 2021 11:20

Quote From rewt:
hi Dr wing92518,

A massive congratulations on passing with minors!!!! That is a major achievement I am happy for you.

Your supervisor sounds toxic. You have passed and he was wrong. I haven't submitted my PhD myself so can't talk from experience and I hope someone else can give you solid advice. Though what do you want to do?
Right after my thesis defence, my supervisor emphasised the importance of staying in the university to pass the work to another experienced research assistant and correct the papers until the papers are fully published.
I am finding it hard to assign the time to look for jobs. I guess I need to look for jobs right now.

User: rewt - 02 August 2021 11:39

Quote From wing92518:
Right after my thesis defence, my supervisor emphasised the importance of staying in the university to pass the work to another experienced research assistant and correct the papers until the papers are fully published.
I am finding it hard to assign the time to look for jobs. I guess I need to look for jobs right now.

LOL. I have never heard a supervisor explicitly say that. If you are not being paid he can't force you to do anything unless you need a glowing reference. Even then are you sure you need his reference? I had a friend who refused to do any work to publish her work after her PhD ended, much to her main supervisor's chagrin. Instead she got her second supervisor to write her a reference because she had enough of her toxic supervisor and didn't want to stay in academia. Your supervisor should have got you train someone beforehand instead of expecting you to sacrifice job opportunities for his mistake. So I would consider cutting the ties and move on if you can.

User: wing92518 - 05 August 2021 05:27

After teaching another research assistant, I am allowed to search for jobs.
The number of available research jobs is small but after August I will receive no income.
Time is tight right now.