\section{DAY 283, 6.26S}

RUN: 2.05MILES, 9.5MPHS, 13MIN;
SWIM: 0.6KM;
LEARN: ALIPRANTIS, CH.5, 3HRS;

TYM2: WRITING, 3HRS;
CHAT WITH ZC (DEPRESSED) FOR 1HR;

\SSN{WRITING: A TRICK QUESTION}

IT IS A BIT STRETCHED TO MY LIMIT. K IS MY COAUTHOR. BACK IN GRADUATE SCHOOL, WE SHARED THE OFFICE AND HAD THE SAME ADVISOR. HE IS GENUINELY NICE GUY. UNFORTUNATELY, RESEARCH IS NOT HIS FORTE. FIVE YEARS ON JOB, NOW HE IS IN BIG TROUBLE. UNLESS HE CAN PUBLISH SEVERAL PAPERS THIS YEAR, HE HAS NO HOPE OF GETTING TENURE.

I AM ALREADY PUTTING IN HALF YEAR TO SAVE HIS REJECTED PAPER. BUT THAT MAY NOT BE ENOUGH. I HAVE ANOTHER PAPER WITH P. ONE WAY TO INCREASE K’S PRODUCTIVITY IS PUT HIM ON P’S PAPER; IN RETURN, K PUTS P ON HIS PAPER. THE DEAL WOULD WORK, IF I AM WILING TO GIVE UP THE FIRST AUTHORSHIP ON THE PAPER WITH P, FOR P NEEDS THE FIRST AUTHORSHIP FOR HIS SCHOOL. GO BY MERIT, P SHOULD NOT HAVE IT. BUT THIS MAY BE THE PRICE I HAVE TO PAY IF I TRULY WANT TO SAVE K.

ALSO, IF I GIVE P THE FIRST AUTHOR, THEN HE SHOULD HAVE EVERY INCENTIVE TO TAKE CARE THE REST IN THE FUTURE. THAT WOULD SAVE ME LOTS OF HEADACHE.

YES. I AM READY TO TAKE THE HIT. BUT HERE IS THE CAVEAT. I CANNOT LET P KNOW UPFRONT. OTHERWISE, HE WOULD TAKE IT AS THE SIGNAL OF WEAKNESS, AND THAT WOULD ENCOURAGE HIM TO BEHAVE MORE AGGRESSIVELY IN THE FUTURE. SO I MUST WAIT UNTIL HE GIVES HIS ANSWER.

ALTHOUGH I HAVE PUT LOTS OF TIME INTO BOTH PAPERS, THEY WILL BE JUST FILLERS FOR MY CAREER. SO, THE BENEFIT OF GETTING FRIENDS OUTWEIGHS THE COST.
2016-06-12 17.17.19

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