Our Mentors May be Monsters
30 Rock's Tracy, to Kenneth: I just wanted u 2 know that I’ve loved being your mentor.And it’s been an honor having u be my manatee
But in the academy we may not get Tracy Jordan as advisor. It could be Sedlmayr, Gildersleeve 1/
One bitter truth is that some of these people were very very good at what they did. What stands out -- what we often must concede -- is their technical acumen. That was true in Gildersleeve's case, 3/
I'd be a happier manatee if mentors weren't monsters. But they sometimes are, which presents 4/
Sometimes these are hard choices, but we'll all confront them.
I'm not here criticizing or mentioning any colleague: these are just my reflections. 6/