David Ng posts a picture from The Scientist showing the reality of a scientist's job search -- at the side of the road with a cardboard sign. Be sure to scroll all the way down the post; the commenters think the person in the picture is a slacker. "A PhD, THREE post-docs and only 6 papers. Slacker," one writes. Ouch.

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