Drawing by Louis Raemaekers, ca. 1916

The postdoc tango (by Luc Devroye; written on November 30, 2022)

The postdoc tango often lasts three long years. I argue why even three minutes is too much.

Now, would I take you if you'd like to be my postdoc? Of course I would. I have no moral standards.

Would I vote for you for a faculty position if you spent one or more years doing the ballroom tango? Hell no: I don't want bandoneon noise on my floor.