1. Helping chemists find jobs in a tough market. 2. Towards a quantitative understanding of the quality of the chemistry job market.
Membership guarantees delivery of C&ENews .... Although we can't guarantee that it will be delivered on time.
Membership guarantees that we will bill you every year. Er... that's it.
See? This is why you don't get the hat tip from them. Also, you're a blogger and therefore not qualified to disseminate information (at least that's their official stance).
ACS membership guarantees we will take your money to pay big bucks to our executives; we will overcharge you for your tax supported research results; we will support overpopulation of chemists competing for your job and career; and we will cry crocodile tears when you are screwed by employers.
"Are you trying to be a hero!?!""No, I'm just trying to GET A JOB!"
What professional society guarantees employment for its members?
None that I'm aware of, really. (You made it through!)