Anyone who has played the popular board game Monopoly is familiar with the feeling of drawing a certain "chance" card that reads: "Go directly to jail. Do not pass 'Go,' do not collect $200." Figuratively speaking, blogger Gears has taken a chance with his academic career, by going directly from his PhD defense to the tenure track — passing on postdoctoral training altogether.

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