Anyone got a sec? SIL and I are in similar academic fields and we compete for the same funding (along w/ 9 million other researchers). She's incredibly competitive and often talks...
about things that she knows nothing about when it comes to who is doing what in our fields and who got what funding. I just received a multi-million dollar, multi-year grant and she doesn't know. I figured she did b/c it is public knowledge and an annoucement was made by the funding agency. At a family get together last night, she was telling people how "sad" she was for me that I didn't get it. One of my aunts approached me and said that she knew I didn't want to talk but ....I told her I did get it and that SIL should know that. I don't care what SIL thinks, really, but do I email her and correct her? Do I care? If she's saying this in the halls of her academic dept. she looks like a fool. Why do I still deal w/ SIL after 14yrs of this same crap? TIA
is this an NIH grant or the like? If so CONGRATULATIONS first. Second, she sounds like a total ass, and if I were you, I'd make sure everyone in the family knows what a star you are. Bu...(more)8-10-2008 8:32pm