I'm kinda mentally broken. Had a hand injury just after my PhD that prevented me from working for one year. Now employers see that gap as a red flag. It is a self-perpetuating barier that gets bigger every day.
oh nice! working as internal IT for a medium sized company currently. Don't let it get you down! I've been applying my ass off too to try and get the next bump up in salary. I haven't hard much back either