Wednesday, November 17, 2010

following the jobs

Chris Rowan is moving to the US, following his 3rd postdoc. So congrats to Chris! He's moving to his third continent for work.

It would be really neat to live and work in different countries, in theory. But I don't really have the constitution for it, especially right now. I'm working a couple hundred miles from my home base, working in a job that was supposed to be a temporary step but is becoming permanent thanks to an utterly horrendous economy. I don't have any connections here, other than this job and my sweetie, and it's really, really lonely.

Maybe if I had a job I really enjoyed, using the science I got an advanced degree in, things would be different. But I can't imagine living any further from my support network than I already am.

4 comments:

Chuck said...

If you want a job in a good economy, try:
http://www.seek.com.au/JobSearch?DateRange=31&Keywords=geologist&nation=3000&SearchFrom=advanced

Short Geologist said...

Ah, but I am not
1. a hard rock geologist (i.e. have no training and minimal education in stuff of interest to the mining industry)
2. planning to move to Australia

I know, now I'm being picky, right?

A Life Long Scholar said...

I find that the internet is a great way to stay connected with old friends/family and maintaining a support network no matter where you move. If you happened to find a position in your field in another country that didn't involve working way too many hours, you could also develop local friends, and thereby double your support network.

One of the things I like most about being a scientist is the possibility of travel and *living* in other countries for a while.

And Australia? Good choice--it doesn't take very long for an American to learn the language there, because of all of the similar words...

rashid1891 said...

One of the things I like most about being a scientist is the possibility of travel and *living* in other countries for a while. I am very happy to see this side Thanks MA