Update 4: A transcribed letter from Robert Tjian From now on, I or someone designated by me will take attendance at group meetings starting at am.
If you are not there, I will not sign your salary sheets.
An example of what is currently wrong with chemistry culture, even though it is dated. Update 2: The underlying macroeconomic cause for why professors can get away with this behavior.
Future chemistry faculty will have to be twice as smart, work with twice the efficiency, and reach the correct positions of influence if they want this type of unhealthy cultural attitudes to finally be put to rest. Update 3: This story has really struck a cord, thank you for sharing this link and supplying our first 20,000 visitor day!
Robert Tjian Update 5: Erick Carreira responds in an interview with Christopher Shea from The Boston Globe, vaguely claims the letter may have been a joke (link: Chemist who ordered night and weekend work replies to critics).
Selected quote below: I wonder whether you would think it fair to be judged on the basis of a letter 14 years old, especially when the comments and rash judgments are made without knowledge of the context or the circumstances surrounding the individuals involved.
group meetings, Asilomar, postdoc seminars, etc.) I realize that this memo won’t solve all the problems.
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