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mmm… sometimes Eden is like that Raffi has a li…

mmm… sometimes Eden is like that
Raffi has a little rant about the working conditions at MIT Media Lab. I work at Media Lab Europe where the primary benefit seems to be getting slightly better paid (a bit, I think) and getting standard EU holidays: 1.666 days/month. I understand 2 weeks holidays in the US is quite standard which I why I won’t work there (at least not under those conditions). Unfortunately, MLE doesn’t have the prestige, academic program (so sadly, it’s work not education for me) and the internal politics are just plain stupid. I’ll say no more.