Michelle Baker left our lab today. In two months she has made considerable progress on an important project – getting to the point of having a draft of a short paper (with an interesting result). Her leaving sign-off is an exemplar of how best to leave a job (or PhD or MRes for that matter). She handed over a USB stick. On it were six self-explanatory directories:
- Matlab code
- Paper files (including earlier drafts)
- Plots (all plots)
- Poster figures (updates of figures for the poster we are making)
- Saved Matlab results (output files)
- Saved papers (pdfs of all research papers she cited)
Wow! I shall be showing this to everyone who will be leaving the lab in future.
We wish Michelle well and would welcome her back in any role when she returns to work.