the Turk might come and ask you to turn in your playbook.
More interesting statistics on the 2009 salary survey:
- B.S./M.S./Ph.D. unemployment, respectively: 5.6%, 4.2%, 3.3%. Really? I would have expected the completely opposite trend.
- A bad, bad trend: the highest age decade for postdocs? The thirties, with 7.5% postdocs. Chemists aged 20-29 are at 5.9%.
- Highest age decade for part-time work? The sixties, by far: 9.2. While I suspect that much is by choice, I also surmise that some of it is involuntary, either because of institutional means (why don't you take this nice 0.5 FTE position?) and some of it is financial (your nest egg took a hit.)
- Check out these numbers for respondents under 40:
This level of instability in the numbers suggests that there's something funny about that set of numbers. I dunno -- it just looks weird.