I'm in a situation where I am continuing to work on some of my M.S. research work after I have filed and will receive my M.S.
It is fine with me and I think it's good because there were loose ends. This is computer science field, and it involves a programming project we want to improve.
In the back of my mind, I'm hoping we can write a journal article. Part of me, though, wonders about whether this may be risky. Will my professor make excessive demands on me, even though we're officially finished? I also need to focus on other demands, such as my job.
So I worry a little about the expectations.
How common is it to continue working after getting one's MS, but without any official agreement (i.e., I just informally meet with my prof and discuss my progress).
Also, in case you're wondering, I'm not currently interested in doing a PhD (maybe later, just not anytime too soon).