Posts Tagged ‘problems’

Well, this happened almost 3 weeks ago. My backpack got stolen at the gym, with my wallet inside it. This is the kind of things that you hear about all the time, but never think it could happen to you.

It never seizes to amaze me how different “custom service” and “customer relations” are. Customer service employees, on many occasions, seem to have no idea what they are doing, and just want to get you – the customer – off their back. On the other hand, customer relations employees seem to have a lot more knowledge and experience, a lot more that they actually CAN do to satisfy the customer.

Researcher’s Block

Posted: August 13, 2007 in Thoughts
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Many of us have heard of (or talked about) a problem called the Writer’s Block. This basically related to writers when they find themselves unable to come up with something to write about. It gets really frustrating, especially if there are deadlines to consider. The more time that passes, the more frustrated the writer gets, the less they are able to write…and the cycle continues.

A find a similar problem relating to me as a researcher, and I call it the Researcher’s Block. This happens when we are looking for a research problem to work on, but unable to find one. I feel like I am currently in this situation. I went through a lot of literature, done a lot of brainstorming, trying to branch out of existing work, but with no use. I have been told to read a lot, and LIVE in whatever topic I’m working on, trying to think “outside the box”, until I find something. I have been doing just that, to no avail.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who faces that problem occasionally (at least I hope so), and I wonder what others do to overcome it.