You always hear stories about people that have "the worst PI ever".
These stories almost always start with "the friend of a friend used to work in a lab where the PI..."
Many of these are exaggerations (and even funny in some cases), but in others, some PIs actually do the things you hear about.
I don't want you to get the impression that I think PIs are 'evil'; in fact, many (if not most) of them, are actually fantastic people. They are respectful, generous, honestly interested in your research, almost always available to discuss your results, etc.
In any case, for this poll, I want you to think about the first class of PIs I mentioned.
If you were given the chance to enter one of the following labs, which one would you choose?
Who would you choose as your PI?
In case you don't know who some of these people are, here are some links.
Charles Montgomery Burns