I heard during my annual merit review a statement that made me extremely happy: "There is nothing to say about your research because you are doing great." Oh, happiness! Oh, joy!
I also heard a statement that didn't make me extremely happy: "You need to increase your service at the university level." Oh, misery! Oh, sadness!
I also heard a statement that didn't make me feel anything in particular: "You need to start applying for more grants." Oh, indifference! Oh, lack of emotions!
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