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I was delighted to have a real student email address – my first email address (this was the mid-1990s!) – and login to all that new technology.
Sometime after I graduated, I got a nice office job at a university. I went to “WORK”. I was a “STAFF” member and my ID card said so. I had a nicer-looking staff email address and login.
Then I enrolled in a graduate research degree at the same institution. I was then going to UNI two days a week and WORK three days a week – catching the very same bus each day and effortlessly maintaining two email accounts for their different purposes. I never, ever checked my work email on my days off.
Then I got another job as a Research Assistant. Suddenly, I was a “RESEARCHER” – and also a “GRADUATE RESEARCHER”. I remember thinking to myself, ‘But isn’t that the same thing?’