Welcome to the midweek news. Do you care? Would you rather watch Say Yes to the Dress? Well, sit a spell and see what’s up. You’ll soon be back watching spoiled children choose dresses that equal the cost of a down payment on a house. Continue reading
I make about $10 to $25 an hour. I receive no benefits other than a discount at the school store.
Here’s the news to keep you in-the-loop for all those
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Kittens. Life is long, days are short, and sometimes, you just get a little bit lost. Continue reading
What? What’s that? Oh, what, you are sniffing sexism but you can’t prove it? You’re working in sneaky sexism land.
My husband says that I offer up too much information, doing myself a disservice in the act. I just like to think I’m a rule follower. Yes, I will declare that jar of jam that we’re bringing back from England, it’s fruit. I don’t want them to do a random search and find it and say I was hiding something. But sometimes… he might be right. Case in point… Continue reading
You have two choices: read the news and stop after the first course, or, read through until you get to the story of the adorable otter.
Did you start a PhD or MA program and now want to leave? It’s okay. There is life after grad school. Let me show you how!
It’s your first week on a new job. You are the new kid in the cafeteria, the one unfamiliar with the lingo and the customs of this environment. You will be awkward. You will be a little too formal on Monday and a little too casual on Wednesday when you overcorrect. People will forget your name and they will stare at you in meetings. You will get lost on your way to every conference room and you will agonize over whether to sign your emails with â€œThanks,â€ â€œSincerely,â€ or just your name. You may get stuck in a stairwell.
Thanks to several wonderful list-servs, I receive a lot of emails about graduate school positions, post-doctoral positions, academic jobs, government jobs, and even industry jobs. These emails pour in year-round, but they make up an especially prominent proportion of my inbox in these early fall months. When discussing this trend with a friend (woops unintentional rhyming), we started talking about what we looked for when considering moving to a new university. Continue reading
Hooray for Friday! To be honest, when you work from home and your spouse works retail, weekends don’t mean as much as they do to the typical 9-5ers, but for those of you headed into days off, I raise a glass in solidarity.
Happy Wednesday! Today’s lunchtime poll wants to know all about what you’ve done to make money. Continue reading
Did you take up last week’s dare? It was to try something you’ve always avoided. For me, that was pickles. I still don’t like them. Let’s see this week’s challenge.
Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the graduation ceremony of a truly gigantic and prestigious state school. I froze my butt off as I watched several enthusiastic deans confer degrees onto thousands of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. For all of them, that chapter of their lives was now closed. They were all now facing a fresh page. Continue reading
I am maybe breaking one of my rules today. I am very, very sorry about this, but I am going to reference work done at one of the blogs at the journal Nature. Why am I so sorry? Because I am not sure that this information is freely available to people without a subscription and I hate talking about something not everyone has access to. Really, if you cannot access it, you have my most sincere apologies. But this article is just that valuable. Continue reading