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Old 28.02.2008, 23:06
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Re: Postdoc tax question

Oh yeah, if anyone's thinking about doing a chemistry postdoc at Bern and they offer you a percentage wage (75 %, for example), you don't get the 25 % time off...

[/looking for a new position]

It's coming up to the ever-so-fun new contract time for me. There's still been no official word on whether I'm definitely being kept on despite having asked. I've been given a project student who starts just before my current contract expires and is here for ten weeks, so I guess they're expecting me to stay. Anyone know what the position is regarding negotiation for new contracts as a postdoc slave?
I know in our group, if someone leaves, instead of bumping up our salaries to something approachin 100 %, they'd rather hire new people at similarly reduced wages. Our research leader was telling us that no-one in the department has a 100 % salary, so we shouldn't expect one. However, a little quiet digging about showed this up as bollocks.

I'm a bit cheesed off as several academics who had previously shown some interest in me have now gone decidedly silent regarding new positions.

bloody hell.
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