I am full of thoughts but never have any time to type on a real computer and between the tiny touch screen keyboard and the inconsistently rogue autocorrect.... it's all an exercise in frustration, is what I'm saying.
There is a job opening at Mountain U for someone doing science career stuff. They want someone with an advanced degree, lots of professional contacts, and job experience outside academia.
They also want someone full time.
I know full well that predicting how I WILL feel in a few to many years is essentially impossible. Will I want a full time job in two years? I don't know. Right now I would say no. I want a part time job for forever. I am lazy, I don't want to work full time, I don't have to work full time, and I'd rather have no job than work full time (however, I haaaaate not having a job and what I really want is part time).
I am teaching one lab at Pseudo Military U next semester. In an incomprehensible move, the chair posted the job for this fall in January, when Sweetpea was three weeks old. Clearly he was trying to hire the no-PhD dude who replaced me (state hiring laws would make it difficult to hire the less qualified candidate). So.... what the hell was that? But then he asks me if I'd be interested in teaching a lecture some time. As in a whole class. Again, what the hell was that? In an ideal world I'd be perfectly happy to adjunct a few labs a semester for forever (see: lazy). But... there's no guarantees, because adjuncting plus a What The Hell chair equals confusion.
While (standard disclaimer!) I love my kids, I still don't want to be around them all the time. Nobody wants to be around the same people all the time. Sometimes people just want to go to the bathroom alone and have, like, three hours in a row to NOT mediate any he annoyed me/ he hit me/ now we're both waking up the baby.
But I'm still too lazy to take a full time job. (By which I mean, I personally find it extremely difficult, tiring, and stressful to juggle two full time jobs, three children, and the inevitable illness and sleeplessness that come along with the children, and we can get by without the income.)