"Nowadays," she continued, "people have much more freedom in their personal lives and professional choices than they did when they were sold to an apprenticeship in the old days, and yet, at the same time, they're buying into this almost feudal system in which once you dedicate a certain number of years, you are bound by the amount of time you've spent." --Allegra Goodman
"We need to tell society and our community that [postdocs] exist and play a major role in our research labs and our research organization." --Gary Slater, dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa.
"There’s a second way of evaluating this, in terms of the intangibles, things that you get out of it that don’t fill your stomach but that fill your soul: respect, which I think is number one; the ability to go to work and not have to put up with being treated like a second-class citizen." --John Wagner