The Independent Australia kindly posted the following article;
“…hopefully you will have a job next year.”
This has been the chorus of the past six years of my work history. Each chapter ‒ and there have been a few ‒ has ended with a shocked expression above a notice of resignation.
Back when I was contemplating my choices for university courses in the early 2000s, I fell for the promise that the “green sector” was the next big thing, soon to demand suitably qualified people for these roles.
This pitch has left me with a specialised degree in science that few appreciate and I have largely not applied in any role.
That isn’t to say that my career thus far has been all bad.
I have excelled in every role where I have been given some genuine autonomy and ownership, including designing new and unique research equipment, educational or otherwise public engagement media and even successfully being published within professional media.
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