Letter I won't send... yet.
To all those who may have known me in science:
This letter is to let you know that I quit.
I quit being a postdoc.
I will not apply for faculty positions, and I will not apply for industry positions. I will not apply to teach science anywhere, ever.
Science can kiss my ass.
I want to thank you for all the help and support you've tried to give me over the years. Some of it helped.
None of it helped enough, obviously.
I want you to know I am the poster girl for what is wrong with this so-called 'system' that governs research in this country.
I am Jack's leaky pipeline.
But I digress. I am writing to let you know that I am writing a book about all of the unbelievably awful shit that has happened to me in science.
I'm sure you will be in it, mentioned by name.
Did you think I forgot what you said that day?
Now everyone will know.
I hope you're proud of yourselves.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.