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Assistant Professor @UofNorthFlorida | #Ecology #Coastal #Plants #ClimateChange #BlueCarbon | Views my own | he/him
Sep 8, 2018 13 tweets 3 min read
Let's talk #academiclife relocation as a #postdoc #phdchat

I just moved across the country (Louisiana to California) for a great govt postdoc. Big pay raise, benefits, a real job, etc.

I don't know if I can pay my rent next month. Here's why. I had to pay $3,000 to move my family and me. We shipped whatever we couldn't sell and drove. We stayed with family to avoid lodging, made our lunches, and had our spending on lock down.

I won't be reimbursed for a penny because my job isn't a permanent position.