Category Archives: lack of jobs

Feedback on job applications

My partner and I applied separately for a number of Assistant Professor positions last year. We both had varying degrees of success at different institutions that really showed us where we stood in terms of what kinds of institutions were … Continue reading

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The layoff

I’ve heard stories of it happening. I know it can happen. It has happened to plenty of people. But to me? It couldn’t happen. But it did. I was laid off. With one month of notice. In some industries that … Continue reading

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Plan B.

I applied for my dream job. And did not get it. Fuck. What I want. What I want to do is dig a deep hole, climb into it and close the lid. A hole deep enough that would represent the … Continue reading

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