That is all.
No wait, that's not all ---- why am I struggling more and more behind in grading and so much more tired this semester teaching all repeat classes when last fall I taught classes with new books and an overload because a department member died? I just don't understand.
Also, I hate all search committees. It's like there are no jobs posted in my field. May you all suffer from athlete's foot until I am hired in a permanent position!
It's been that kind of semester here, too. I'm not sure why. At least it will be over soon (though how I'm going to get the grading done I have no idea). Hang in there!
(I'm now contemplating what would happen if God visited a series of plagues, a la Exodus, starting with athlete's foot, on all tenure-track faculty until they came up with a plan for moving as many non-TT faculty into full-time equitably-paid TT positions as humanly possible -- perhaps something along the lines of what AAUP proposed a while back. Actually, I think one would need to visit the plague on administrators, college presidents, boards of trustees, and/or state legislators instead, or at least in addition. I, for one, wouldn't object to that.)
I used to have crueler fantasies of legionairres (sp?) disease striking at the MLA to open up a lot of jobs the next year.
See? I decided to go for humor instead of wishing a horrible death on everybody :)
Cassandra, if we are including administrators in this plague I'm going to have to go with a really nasty case of the crabs for them.
I think the administrators are the real nuisance regarding hiring. I for one would love a hell of a lot more TT faculty members at my school. Then, we would only have to be on 2-3 committees a piece instead of 5, and we could teach 2-3 classes a semester instead of 4. Ugh. Administrators make all the hiring funding decisions here. Send plagues upon them!!
I'm quite obviously a nastier person than you are, Sisyphus!
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