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Going RogueAgate, Nickywww.nickyagate.com/2013/06/17/going-rogue/
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Misconceptions and Missed Opportunities: Why I Left AcademiaAnonymoushttp://aimlessjones.blogspot.com/
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Why I'm Leaving AcademiaAnonymoushttp://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2014/may/01/academic-anonymous-leaving-academia
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My Life is More Important -- Part 1Anonymoushttp://doctorouttahere.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/leaving-academia-a-letter-of-explanation/
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I Told My Advisor I'm Leaving the AcademyAnonymoushttp://anothersb.blogspot.com/2014/02/goodbye-academia.html
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Be Not Afraid: Why I left a tenure-track position at an R1 Research University.Anonymoushttps://tenureshewrote.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/be-not-afraid-why-i-left-a-tenure-track-position-at-an-r1-research-university/
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Dear Academia, I hope we can still be friendsAnonymoushttp://cpbotha.net/2013/03/09/dear-academia-i-hope-we-can-still-be-friends/
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An Aspiring Scientist’s Frustration with Modern-Day Academia: A ResignationAnonymoushttp://crypto.junod.info/2013/09/09/an-aspiring-scientists-frustration-with-modern-day-academia-a-resignation/
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The Shoe Drop'tAnonymoushttp://nicoleandmaggie.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/the-shoe-dropt/
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Should you do another postdoc?Anonymoushttp://zinemin.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/should-you-do-another-postdoc
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Breaking up with AcademiaAnonymoushttp://breakingupwithacademia.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/welcome/
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Retaining the Meta: Adventures of a Midlife PhDAnonymoushttp://retainingthemeta.wordpress.com/
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Not Good EnoughAnonymoushttp://infactorium.com/2014/04/14/not-good-enough/
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Once a Scientist, Always a ScientistAnonymous (Jen)http://willblog4food.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/once-a-scientist-always-a-scientist/
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I'm Leaving Academia: Gov't Mess Part IIAnonymoushttp://idogoodscience.blogspot.com/2013/10/why-im-leaving-academia-govt-mess-part-2.html
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the perfect job: life after academeAnonymous (Prof. Never)http://professornever.com/
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Leaving ScienceAvery, Leonhttps://www.facebook.com/notes/leon-avery/leaving-science/781062645256636
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My Post-Academic Grace PeriodBaker, Kellyhttps://chroniclevitae.com/news/95-my-post-academic-grace-period
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Here it is... I'm Leaving the PhDBenigno, Tinahttp://tinainstride.blogspot.ca/2014/06/here-it-is-im-leaving-phd.html
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Why I'm Leaving Academia (But Not Science)Biermans, Geerthttp://alienbiologist.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/why-im-leaving-academia-but-not-science
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Leave The LabBurns, Scotthttp://sburns.org/2014/07/10/brain-drain.html
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We have to break upCialdini, Roberthttp://www2.psych.ubc.ca/~schaller/Psyc591Readings/Cialdini2009.pdf
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Jailbreaking My Academic CareerCollier, Jessicahttps://medium.com/altac-chronicles/jailbreaking-my-academic-career-3ec7b0fe1671
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My 'I Quit' LetterDalgleish, Melissahttp://pps.sagepub.com/content/4/1/5.short
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This Place Is BrokenDavis, Wendyhttp://wendydavis.me/spirallingshape/2013/12/this-place-is-broken.html
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Adjunct Breakdown BluesEric Gillilandhttp://epatrick909.blogspot.com/2013/12/adjunct-breakdown-blues-no-1.html
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Why I Jumped Off the Ivory TowerErnst, Zacharyhttp://zacharyernst.blogspot.ca/2013/10/why-i-jumped-out-of-ivory-tower.html
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On The End of My Adjunct CareerFincke, Danielhttp://www.patheos.com/blogs/camelswithhammers/2014/01/on-the-end-of-my-adjunct-teaching-career/
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A farewell to bioinformaticsFrederick J. Ross. http://madhadron.com/posts/2012-03-26-a-farewell-to-bioinformatics.html
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New Game, New RulesFruscione, Josephhttps://chroniclevitae.com/news/330-new-game-new-rules?cid=vem
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An Adjunct Wonders When It's Time to Stop Chasing the DreamFruscione, Josephhttp://chronicle.com/blogs/adjunct/2013/11/14/an-adjunct-wonders-when-its-time-to-stop-chasing-the-dream/
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Midlife Crisis Averted / FreebirdGreen Musselman, Elizabethhttp://darkmatterknits.wordpress.com/2010/12/03/midlife-crisis-averted/
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FreebirdGreen Musselman, Elizabethhttp://darkmatterknits.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/freebird/
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Leaving the field, becoming an extronomerHaas, Marcelhttp://marcelhaas.com/extronomer.html
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Farewell academiaHadley, Pathttp://pathadley.net/2013/10/07/farewell-academia/
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I Didn't Want to Lean OutHocutt, Franceshttp://modelviewculture.com/pieces/i-didn-t-want-to-lean-out
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On To a New AdventureHanlon, Shanehttp://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2013/nov/22/leaving-academia-life-beyond-university
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Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood, and I, I Took the One Less TravelledJoy, Eileenhttp://www.inthemedievalmiddle.com/2012/10/two-roads-diverged-in-yellow-wood-and-i.html
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Leaving Academia: 'I Can Offer More to the Public Outside University System'Katsari, Constantinahttp://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2013/nov/22/leaving-academia-life-beyond-university
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Death of a Soul on CampusKelsky, Karenhttp://techintranslation.com/guest-post-death-of-a-soul-on-campus/
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The Closing of American AcademiaKendzior, Sarahhttp://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/08/2012820102749246453.html
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Why I Quit My JobKessel, Cathyhttp://mathedck.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/kessel-ume-trends-article-1990.pdf
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You're a Professor?Krauss, Amandahttp://techintranslation.com/youre-a-professor/#_ftn1
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On Leaving AcademeLane, Terranhttp://chronicle.com/article/on-Leaving-Academe/133717
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Leaving Academia: One Chapter Ends, Another BeginsLarson, Peterhttp://runblogger.com/2013/04/leaving-academia-one-chapter-ends.html
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High Heels Beat Flats: Why I Left AcademiaLevey Friedman, Hilaryhttp://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2012/03/21/perspective/
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Why I'm Quitting the AcademyLopez y Royo, Alessandrahttp://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/comment/opinion/why-im-quitting-the-academy/2006622.article
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Location, Location, LocationLord, Alexandrahttp://chronicle.com/article/Location-Location-Location/134264/  
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An Adjunct ResignationM. (Adjunct Project)http://adjunct.chronicle.com/an-adjunct-resignation
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On QuittingMacharia, Kegurohttp://thenewinquiry.com/essays/on-quitting/
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Taking the leap out of academiaMaher, Cyruscyrusmaher.github.io/blog/leap-from-academia/
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Goodbye to All That - Why I Left the Academic LifeMarshall, Joshhttp://www.bmartin.cc/pubs/92prom.html
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Scientific fraud and the power structure of scienceMartin, Brianhttp://www.uow.edu.au/~bmartin/pubs/92prom.html
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On Academic FreedomMassie, Merlehttp://merlemassie.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/on-academic-freedom/
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My obligatory 'how I quit academia after PhD' storyMorgan, Sarahhttp://thegeneticallyinsane.blogspot.co.nz/2014/02/my-obligatory-how-i-quit-academia-after.html
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Why I'm Leaving Academia. Temporarily. MaybeMorris, David Z.http://mindslikeknives.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-quest-for-freedom-why-im-leaving.html
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Academe Quits MeMyers, D.G.http://dgmyers.blogspot.ca/2014/01/academe-quits-me.html
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Goodbye, academia? Hello, academia.Pepe, Albertohttps://authorea.com/users/3/articles/5287/_show_article
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Postdocalypse nowPerlstein, Ethanhttp://www.ethanperlstein.com/blog/postdocalypse-now
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Why She's Leaving Academia for BuzzfeedPetersen, Anne Helenhttp://thehairpin.com/2014/03/talking-to-anne-helen-petersen-about-why-shes-leaving-academia-for-buzzfeed/
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My Long Academic GoodbyePeterson, Kathryn M.http://jfruscione.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/my-long-academic-goodbye-guest-post/
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Leaving Academia for Buzzfeed: Six Months LaterPeterson, Anne Helenhttp://www.buzzfeed.com/annehelenpetersen/leaving-academia-for-buzzfeed
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I'm Leaving Academia: Is It Just Me?Reinhardt, Wolfganghttp://isitjustme.de/2012/12/im-leaving-academia/
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I'm Leaving AcademiaRocher, Blithehttps://medium.com/career-pathing/d81a8acba505
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The Reasons WhySandal, Massimohttp://blog.devicerandom.org/2011/02/18/getting-a-life/
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Farewell to AcademiaSandifer, Philiphttp://www.philipsandifer.com/2013/05/farewell-to-academia.html
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Thesis HatementSchuman, Rebeccahttp://www.slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2013/04/there_are_no_academic_jobs_and_getting_a_ph_d_will_make_you_into_a_horrible.html
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What Are You Teaching Next Semester?Silva, Liana M.http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/university_of_venus/what_are_you_teaching_next_semester#sthash.tXJIeDiO.dpbs
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Moving ForwardSkallerup Bassette, Leehttp://blog.devicerandom.org/2011/02/18/getting-a-life/
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I'm LeavingSmith, Johnhttp://www.insidehighered.com/views/2008/10/31/smith
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On Leaving AcademeSmithers, Markhttp://www.masmithers.com/2013/10/29/on-leaving-academia/
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Goodbye AcademiaTeytelman, Lenny http://anothersb.blogspot.co.at/2014/02/goodbye-academia.html
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Giving Up Tenure? Who does that?Trubek, Annehttp://chronicle.com/article/Giving-Up-Tenure-Who-Does/138345/
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Science Academia: Research or Bloodsport?VanAlphen, Brandihttp://disruptivemeasures.blogspot.com/2013/09/science-academia-research-or-blood.html
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The Real Reason I Dropped Out of a PhD ProgramWatters, Audreyhttp://hackeducation.com/2012/08/29/the-real-reason-i-dropped-out-of-a-phd-program
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Why I'm Leaving HarvardWelsh, Matthttp://matt-welsh.blogspot.com/2010/11/why-im-leaving-harvard.html
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Altac and the Tenure TrackWhitson, Rogerhttp://chronicle.com/article/Altacthe-Tenure-Track/131935/
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Leaving Academia Wilkinson, Billhttp://drbillyo.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/leaving-academia/
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Classism in AcademiaWithers, Juliahttp://www.classism.org/classism-academia
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The Afternoon I Decided to Leave Academe -- and What HappenedWood, L. Marenhttp://chronicle.com/blogs/phd/2013/08/08/the-afternoon-i-decided-to-leave-academe-and-what-happened-next/
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RecalibratingYan, Wudanhttp://theworkinghypothesis.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/recalibrating/
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Journeyman: Getting into and out of academePang, Alexhttp://askpang.typepad.com/relevant_history/2004/03/journeyman_gett.html
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