Right now my biggest regret is doing a PhD in something I enjoyed which is now causing me a lot of heartache and frustration, as I can’t find a fucking job in my fucking field … and I have less than 2 months to do so as I’ll be unemployed and broke by mid-June. Of the 6 or so interviews I had, only 1 resulted in an offer, which I could not take since I’m not Canadian. And the ones I think I’d be a good fit for … at least from my perspective, have replied with a big fat no or we’re considering other, more qualified candidates. Fuck you too more qualified candidates.
I’m tired of this .. beyond tired, I simply can’t do this. I don’t know enough comp sci to fool the comp sci people, the technique I mastered is not the main one in the general field that the technique is a spawn of, and I hate molbio, so I can’t do that either. I can’t do this anymore. I’m considering hiding my PhD from an application to McD’s and hopefully I can find a job that way. Hon just asked me, very sheepishly what we’d do if my the 1st week of June I’m jobless. I just wanted to cry … which I am as I write this. It is so unfair.
That’s all. So, if you’re a fucking PhD student … get out while you can (especially if you’re not sure the tenure-track is for you) and start doing something else. Even if you love what you do, consider your possibilities once you’re done …. don’t be like me. Nobody wants me.