I was a postdoc Half a Century Young Classic Shirt during 2005 to 2007 at University of Cincinnati Chemical Engineering. I was paid 24k per year. No weekends no holidays.Finally, I got a job in industry and my supervisor denied recommendation letter. He threatened me saying that he will make sure that I will not get a job. I am an international student and dependent on visa.Despite all these difficulties I secured a job and he wanted me to work in his lab. He went to the extent that he made a false allegation on me saying I stole a lab recored book.
I like to think there are good advisers/mentors out there. You may have found one of the bad ones. It’s unfortunate but a lot of these academic doctors in university use their grad students to do all their dirty work and then keep all the credit for themselves. True story. I knew a young Indian man who was absolutely brilliant. Also at the univ of cinc in the early 2000’s. He basically ran the lab he was working in. His advisor saw him as free labor and didn’t help him get his phd for fear he would lose him. Turns out his parents wanted to arrange a marriage for him which he was reluctant to accept. Eventually met the young woman who was a brain surgeon in San Diego. Needless to say he said. Fuck Cincinnati. I’m moving to San Diego. I like to think he ended up sitting in the beach and relaxing for a couple years.