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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Beyone Sick And Tired

Posted by Seeking Solace |

Warning: Bitching rant follows.

I just got an email regarding an academic position that I applied for a year ago. Seems I did not get the job.

Gee, I would think that since you had not contacted me in a year, it would be self explanatory. Idiots!

Seriously, I am getting really frustrated with academia. Either I don't' get a response at all, I get a response waaaaaay after they have hired someone else, or I get a rejection letter that is beyond the usual patronizing rhetoric and embarking on condescending and insulting.

Add the issue of not being a "resident" and the lack of a proper terminal degree (For the last time people, a Juris Doctor is a terminal degree and is a suitable degree if one has five years of undergraduate teaching experience!), and I am starting to wonder if I should even keep trying to find an academic job.

I know that things might, repeat might, open up come July and August when numbers are in and possible adjunct jobs may appear. But seriously folks, I have my doubts. Plus, knowing the crap that Anastasia and Rented Life are dealing with regarding their jobs, just solidifies my point.

Ugh. It almost makes me want to go back to practicing law.

I said almost. I may be desperate, but not that crazy!


rented life said...

At this point I figure I'll be better off being a maid again. People will always have dirty houses.

Seeking Solace said...

I am thinking about retail. I liked working at Bath and Body Works. Maybe I could work at PetSmart.