At Blue Lab Coats, DrdrA asks if it's true that junior faculty members should be "seen and not heard" -- something that she thought was humiliating to hear as a child, but that may bear some wisdom for young academics. She quotes a colleague who says, "I need to keep quiet until that tenure decision is made, as children should be seen and not heard."

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