Madge was really upset and angry as she described her problem to her roommate,
"I don't think he even remembers I ever worked in his lab. All he was interested in was getting publications, getting tenure, and getting famous. When I was in the lab, he either ignored me totally or complained because I wasn't getting enough done. I mean, like, that was the first time I was ever in a research lab and I had 17 credits that semester. Get real. What did he think I was, a graduate student? Then I busted my butt to synthesize a precursor that Joe needed for his thesis work, messed up on a couple of exams as a result, and even then I felt it wasn't worth it. Now I am sure. At least they could have put an acknowledgment of my help in the paper, but no. It is Joseph Milktoast and Dr. I. M. Bigshot as coauthors and not a hint that they got any help. That's why I complained to the chairman."
What do you see as the issues here?
Could this situation have been avoided?
by H. B. White for CHEM-465, Chemistry Senior Seminar, University of Delaware,