unnecessary and annoying. As if you're not going to be checking your home voicemail while you're gone? yeah, right.
I have never checked my home voicemail from elsewhere. It is culturally insensitive and inconsiderate, especially after being informed that I have foreign origins, to make assumptions and to pounce on my posts this way.
Sigh. WWIE, as you have been told on several different threads by several different posters, it is not okay to contact the SC just because you are anxious. This latest question was yet another iteration of that anxiety. You can keep asking the same question in different ways, but that doesn't mean that you will receive a different answer. My skepticism about you not checking in about your messages reflects your recent anxiety on these different threads. It was not meant to imply that you are somehow "lesser" because of cultural differences. Honestly, I don't even know where you got that?!
and regarding recent posts that suggest I hijacked the thread, I have noticed other people go on tangents on my posts and noone singled them out. As a person of color with 'different' ways of expressing things, I often get silenced outside in the real world. Why am I disappointed or surprised that this is also happening here?
I had debated started a new thread but thought my question was related to that of the OP's subject line.
You're not getting silenced; rather, this is what we do around here when we temporarily hijack a thread. I'm not sure where the person of color aspect falls into this discussion. There are, however, different degrees of meandering conversations -- some meander naturally; some are fairly straightforward questions (like the OP's here) which then are hijacked temporarily by another straightforward question. Many of us will apologize for the temporary hijack when we do it. You're not getting silenced.
Thank you glowdart, I'm glad I'm not completely misunderstood around here.
Sugaree: I wanted to respond to your post but didn't want to continue hijacking the other OP's thread.
I guess it is logical from your perspective to add 2 and 2 and come to the conclusion that my questions continue to be motivated simply by anxiety. I grant you that.
If you look at it from my perspective, yes I am anxious to learn about the results of my campus visit. But I am not letting that anxiety drive me crazy or paranoid to the extent that I am simply asking the same question over and over again in different guises.
These are the questions I have asked so far:
1. Does an intuitive feeling about how well interviews went necessarily lead to positive results?
2. Have candidates received job offers over the weekend?
3. If an SC member invited me to contact them with any questions, is a question about status of application appropriate?
4. If I will be out of town for a conference, is it appropriate to contact SCC to give an alternate way to contact me? (and believe me, I would have written this email in the most matter-of-fact way possible, giving no indication that I want any information about my candidacy. I am not stupid)
Tell me sugaree how are all these questions the same in different guises? Of course I am curious about what goes on in the minds of SC, but I am also new to academic job applications, and some of these questions were asked simply because I do not know how things normally work. Please do not jump to conclusions about the supposed psychological state of other people.
In fact, you are more than welcome to jump to all kinds of conclusions about all sorts of situations. But please don't use these assumptions to make belittling or disparaging comments in public as you have done in response to my posts.
This request is not just to you sugaree but to those more 'senior' forumites who have a way of responding to some questions and comments that I argue can be deemed insulting - if not from the perspective of the one who is doing it, then from the perspective of those at the receiving end.
As critical race theorists have argued, impact of certain behaviors matters as much as, if not more than, intent.
Just as there are forum etiquette guidelines about punctuation and capitalization, shouldn't there be rules about refraining from making uncivil, disrespectful and hurtful remarks? (sorry for the hijack, OP, maybe I'll start a new thread on this topic one of these days)