Monthly Archives: March 2012

Relapse?

Aimlessjones has been chronicling hir slow departure from Academia here. I like what ze wrote about getting caught up in the whole meritocracy thing, even though ze knows better. “Although I try to fight it daily, I am bombarded with … Continue reading

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Am I Just Being Stubborn?

What did I do on the last day of my glamorous office job? (I haven’t worked continuously since I started temping, but this week was my second round at Fancy Wall Street Firm.) Well, I was escorted into an office … Continue reading

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I Got A PhD Program Acceptance Letter Once

I was going through some old papers recently, and I found the acceptance letter that I received, almost ten years ago, from the University Where I Eventually Earned My PhD. Why have I kept it all these years? I can’t … Continue reading

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Adventures in Secretaryland

Actually, there are no adventures. It’s boring as fuck. But I find the boredom interesting. As Jet noted in her comment on my last post, academics are trained to critique everything. It’s what we do. That is why stultifying boredom … Continue reading

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“Did the Temp Eat My Salad?”

Well, how is my first full day of temping going? I am a secretary/receptionist-type person!  (Actually I am a fake secretary/receptionist because the real one actually knows how to do things like make labels on the printer and transfer calls … Continue reading

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