Brian Vastag, whose article on the front page of The Washington Post about the problems of early- and mid-career scientists was eye-opening. I was amused to hear it quoted (indirectly) by Jared Bernstein at a panel discussion on H1B visas and demand for STEM workers.
Susan Ainsworth, Linda Wang and Sophie Rovner, for their coverage of chemist unemployment in the November "employment outlook" of C&EN. Especially key is Linda Wang's searing portrayal of mid-career chemist unemployment. I also want to note how many #chemjobs-related articles that Susan Ainsworth has written this year (and how many readers of this blog have chosen to comment in those pages.)
These reporters have a much bigger microphone than I do. I tend to yell at reporters when they get things wrong; it makes me happy when I feel that reporters get things right.
It's my hope that 2013 will be a better year for jobs in chemistry than 2012. I hope it will be a good year for the blog as well. Thank you once again for reading, commenting and writing -- it makes it all worth it.
Best wishes for a Happy New Year to us all.