Whenever the daily slog of grad school life starts to get me down, I try to remind myself:
It could always be worse.
I could be stuck in the torturous world of middle management. Haven't you seen the American version of The Office? Then again, if I worked in the torturous world of middle management, I might be able to go home before 8pm on a weeknight and not feel guilty about taking off work on the weekends. Now there's a concept for the graduate mind to get around.
One of my co-workers gave me a fabulous mug (only $1 at Target!) that says, "EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR." Satire never rang so true.
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