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ArchTeryx's Profile

40something molecular virologist with a Ph.D., struggling to find work in the middle of the worst scientific job market since the Depression. It's a very bleak and ever-lengthening wait, but it is my friends that keep me going.

Location: Albany, NY

Groups: Unemployment Chronicles

Diaries published: 29 (1 day since last diary on Thu May 28, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 2099 (0 days since last comment on Thu May 28, 2015 at 06:50 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 926

Total Comment Ratings: 3047

Most Recommended Diary: Losing my job in the worst possible way., 168 comments, 322 recommends

People Following ArchTeryx: 22

ArchTeryx's Most Recent Diaries:

So the latest chapter in the sad, strange arc of my career has come to a close. I was laid off from my (temporary) tax position with New York State yesterday, after 4 months. It was a pretty ...
by ArchTeryx
Comment Count 41 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT with 56 Recommends
So I'm a pretty rare diary writer here on Daily Kos. Most of my diaries haven't been about politics, after all; I'm much more of a science and nature writer, and we already have a superb ...
by ArchTeryx
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Feb 02, 2015 at 04:00 PM PST with 6 Recommends
This diary definitely isn't for everyone: it's part personal rant, part fearful outburst, and part puncturing of many, many myths out there about the long-term unemployed. Most of all, perhaps, it'...
by ArchTeryx
Comment Count 87 comments on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 03:00 PM PST with 117 Recommends
Well, as promised, here's a diary posting the end result of my round with Human Resources, my bosses, and the entire convoluted situation I posted the last time. It turned out far better then I ...
by ArchTeryx
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu May 16, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
I don't write diaries very often. For the most part, I find writing difficult - funny, because as a Research Specialist in molecular virology, writing is part of my life. But some things move me ...
by ArchTeryx
Comment Count 168 comments on Wed May 08, 2013 at 02:10 PM PDT with 322 Recommends
Previously, I've written under the nom de plume of Test Tube Phoenix. The scientist reinventing himself for a recession economy which had very little room (or jobs) for scientists. In way, this is ...
by ArchTeryx
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 02:00 PM PST with 2 Recommends

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