Monday, July 21, 2014

More Five Minute Blogging On Jobs

Dear Readers, I am now in possession of a job. Part-time.  For one semester.


What the hell.

Normally, I find adjuncting abusive, underpaid, and abhorrent.   Also, I have little to no desire to be a professor. However, I will be paid a fairly ridiculous sum to literally show up for twelve hours a week, for one semester, and keep a bunch of students from setting themselves on fire in lab.  Someone else does all the prep and the 'lab reports' are fill-in-the-blank worksheets.

However, I'm a little miffed in a philosophical sense to suddenly be, even for a semester, that professor's wife who's adjuncting.  What.  The.  Hell.

(I will not allow this to come between me and the pile of money.)


  1. I'm glad that you have a job that will bring you cash money for what seems like only a small bit of effort. I totally get the adjuncting thing, though. Gah! (Do you have to wear a hat?)

  2. Jenn, PhD9:56 AM

    Woo hoo! A job (for piles of money!) is a job! Congratulations!

  3. Wring some enjoyment out of it, too. :)

  4. I love your two conclusions :)

  5. Bionic10:50 AM


    A pile of money sounds lovely. Sigh. I have made terrible life decisions. But I do like teaching, and I hope you enjoy it. (Though yes, I see the philosophical issue you mention.)

    1. Only if I supply my own. I am ALSO not required to salute (thank Cthulhu) and can probably get away without addressing everyone as Major So-and-so. All the up sides, none of the pseudo-military weird!

      Salary is about what my spouse gets, proportionally - I'm being overpaid, but whatever.

      One could argue that 'leave well-paid IT job to be a housewife for 4 years' is also a pretty terrible life decision...


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