• Question: how committed to your work are you from a scale of 1 to 100

    Asked by ben has a lover to Pete, Aaron on 9 Nov 2015.
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      Aaron Boardley answered on 9 Nov 2015:

      The person who asked this gets bonus points for using a scale. Maths and physics people like me like scales and numbers!

      Of course, it varies from day to day, hour to hour, month to month. If my employer is reading this – then it’s definitely 100! But overall I think I’d say…80?

      I enjoy having a work-life balance, so when I get home at night I am not worrying about work, and I get to have weekend and holidays away from work, even though I really enjoy my job.

      I am definitely committed to communicating science and engineering, helping people to understand them, and helping scientists and engineers understand what the public want to know. Like all jobs though, sometimes I’ll have a particular task that’s a little boring, or some admin work to do which can distract a little. So, while I’m definitely 100% committed to the idea of science and engineering communication – the commitment to a particular task might be less!