Stephen Coyle

The five stages of meeting your supervisor

  1. Denial: if I don't answer their email for a while that'll give me more time.
  2. Anger: how could I have done so fucking little since the last meeting?
  3. Bargaining: if I pull a few late nights I might get something passable done.
  4. Depression: I'm fucked.
  5. Acceptance: ugh, I'll just be honest and work harder for next time.

Written, of course, when I should have been preparing for a meeting with my PhD supervisor.