Today, I was hired as a student assistant. I was excited, until I learned on my very first day that "Supporting the academic staff in their research" actually meant walking the professor's dog. FML

by need new job / 04/24/2016 at 2:12pm / Germany / Work

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  • To cut off as many of the incoming 'money for dog walking, who cares' comments as possible: not only did OP take the position because it was an opportunity to further their studies, but not all student assistants get paid money-what the student gets to learn is considered payment.

    #4 - On 04/25/2016 at 4:55am by GhostFox

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  • I don't know much about your situation ( whether this is your first 'proper' job etc) but maybe you can look at this as a sort of 'paying your dues'? Nobody starts at the top, you have to work your way up! Maybe this job will lead to better things or develop into the sort of role you want in time?

    You may also get to learn a lot in the periods where you're not out with the dog that will help develop your learning. :-/

    #7 - On 04/25/2016 at 5:28am by swanheart

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