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01/02/10
Unemployed Chemists. Membership dues
Filed under: Position Searching, Networking, Mature professionals
Posted by: site admin @ 12:05 pm

My mailbox contained a notice that I was
delinquent in
paying dues and I am out of
work.  Since I have been
a dues paying
member for over 30 years and I have

considerable interest in the people and the
profession,
I have taken the option to continue
membership. 


What should you do if this is a situation you face?

Look at the C&EN page offering services for
unemployed
members.

When I was initially unemployed and later
under-employed,
I applied for and received a
dues waiver.  Most recently,
the half-rate annual
dues is available to me.


Other societies (like the Electrochemical Society)
offer
one year dues waiver.  After this, one can
apply for
“emeritus” membership.

Because the value of membership is so great,
don’t
linger on applying for membership.  It can
be a strong
link to moving to your next position.

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