Friday, August 21, 2009

Taxi tales: From molecular biologist to cab driver

No, this isn't a historical tale about some Eastern European dissident academic forced out of his job in the days of Communist rule.

It's a story about a veteran researcher at Singapore's government-funded Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), who lost his job in bitter circumstances last year and has been forced to become a cab driver for lack of any other work.

Dr Cai Ming Jie, who described taxi driving as "the last resort to be reserved for Singaporeans when all other jobs shut them out", set up an insightful blog describing his enforced career change earlier this year.

It's definitely worth checking out.


  1. Ben

    The link to the cab driver's blog is down.

  2. Thanks for pointing that out Sam. Have fixed it now.