Hi everyone, I completed my PhD in experimental low energy physics over a year ago and I still cannot find a postdoc position in my field. I have three papers published about my work, and passed my viva with minor corrections, and have good references, but again I just cannot find a postdoc position or indeed a position elsewhere. It has been so bad I decided to get a job driving a bus for my local public transport company around two months ago. I did not mention my PhD or degree qualifications when I applied I only mentioned the casual/part time work I had done throughout my time at university. To be honest I am so tired of applying for positions and getting told I was unsuccessfull that staying as a bus driver seems a real option to me now, which is not too bad as I am actually enjoying doing this job. There are just so many postdocs out there that stay postdocs for five plus years that new PhD graduates like me find it hard to be offered positions, hence, to me it seems a complete waste of time doing my PhD. Anyway I feel that people looking to do a PhD should be told the truth about the job prospects of PhD graduates becoming postdocs. Anyone else being in this situation ? I mean not being able to find a job after graduating ?