Well the arrival of “Physics World” through my letter box today has reminded me that I have until 16th March to pay my dues. Otherwise it will be the last one.
I am conflicted. I can get a reduction in fees due to unemployment.
But I cannot see why I would need C.Phys., M.Inst. P. any longer. I can’t envisage a circumstance.
As a co-founder of a high technology laser company and a former senior lecturer in Physical Chemistry I am not engaged.
I let my C.Chem., M.R.S.C. lapse a long time ago because I didn’t like the magazine as much.
Last summer I drafted this advert:
“Interested in becoming a part of a time evolving superposition state?
Seeking a leap into the unknown?
Something of an individual?
Plenty of time on your hands?
Want to do things differently?
Experienced start-up founder is seeking highly skilled people of perhaps questionable sanity for a new venture in lasers, optics and stuff.
There is no remuneration, nor will there be for a long time; there will be equity.
Please send a short (250 words max.) unconventional motivation to XXXX and we can take things from there.”
It was suggested to me that this was too vague, so I dropped the whole idea of looking for people to work with. It was amongst a whole number of negative experiences I had with people in the UK.
Not sure what to do…