Biologist turns plumber for a doubled wage

March 2004
Personnel Today;3/2/2004, p7
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The article reports that a molecular biologist has decided to quit his university post to become a plumber and earn more money. After discovering how much his local plumber earned, Karl Gensberg decided to swap his 13-year academic career-for which he earned& pound; 23,000 a year, for a toolbox and a chance to double his salary. The PhD graduate is by no means the only academic leaving the profession to earn more money elsewhere, according to Paul Rees of the Association of University Teachers.


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