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ALT-PhD. Part 2

First question. Are you considering leaving higher education? If you are in higher education and considering leaving, I would suggest you speak to someone else from another school.

I found that many of the things that I didn’t like about my first academic job was not common in other schools. In fact, I was told, “The stuff you want is the easy part. You should be able to get those things.” In particular, I didn’t like the classes I taught and I didn’t like the schedule (time of day).

Make a list of things that bother you about your current position and determine if it is “just the way that it is” or if going to another school could be what you need instead.