At the Blue Lab Coats blog, DrdrA says post-tenure life is hardly what she expected it would be. "My life, my job, and my career continue to be filled with all kinds of interesting surprises, twists and turns, new tasks that keep me out of my comfort zone," she said. While DrdrA is now "unfireable" as she puts it, she has encountered a new emphasis on service commitments and "on political correctness" in her career.

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