Linda Wang and Susan Ainsworth have been looking for stories of how chemists got their current jobs. Among them is a May 2013 chemistry graduate who is now working as an assistant manager at Walmart (hat tip to See Arr Oh). How should one feel about this? I suppose there are a couple of different tacks:
- This is a sign the chemistry job market is not good.
- This is a sign that universities fail to prepare their students for the available job market.
- This is a sign the person in question knows themselves, and decided on a different career path.