My PhD supervisor claims being first author of all the work I do. I also write research proposals for his grants and the rest of our group, he just redirects their emails to me and pretends that he’s writing it.

He refuses to start my PhD programme – no idea for a possible subject.

I’m depressed, because I do not get ANY training or advice from him, just “write something fast with a big impact”. I haven’t even got a specific subject to work on. We basically meet each other during conferences or holidays. He does not correct any mistakes and barely knows what I’m actually doing. I’m about to quit my PhD completely… or leave academia just afterwards.

For obvious reasons I can’t compare this situation with other universities, so that I’d be grateful for your opinion.

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