Hello, I'm Schoeredinger's cat. After escaping that box, I went looking for a job elsewhere (can you blame me?). I have a PhD in physics from Cambridge (impressive for a cat, no?), where I deposited and studied magnetic metals and semiconductors thin films. I got a couple of postdocs that led to nothing much (distracted by fish). I immigrated to US and sent applications to any industry I could find in my field (like Intel). The most I got were automated denials. I applied to teach to community college, I only got some interview. I applied to supermarkets and worked at Fry's (electronics retail) for 2 weeks pushing carts part time in the parking lot. I got an office job. I learnt some python and applied to the big data school but wasn't accepted. Do you have any advice how can I look for an industry (or similar) job? I can't apply yet to positions that require citizenship, but honestly I'm not sure I'd get a chance there seeing my unemployed stretches of time in my resume and recent lack of technical job practice. Once I applied to a job in a bar, and I was told the coffee machine was difficult to learn. I said I have a PhD in physics I'm sure I can learn. They said "you'd be surprised" and didn't hire me. I am suspicious that being a cat is frowned upon when hiring.