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 on: Today at 08:02:45 pm 
Started by larryc - Last post by snowflake_cultivator

The thing about MMM is that he is not really retired, he is in fact a self-employed entrepreneur by any definition.  His blog is useful but it is important to keep that fact in mind when interpreting the posts.

He is (and has been for quite a while) financially independent, which means he does not *have* to work for money at any point if  he does not want to. To what degree one wants to continue to work for money after reaching that milestone is really not the point.   Not to me, at least.   

 on: Today at 07:52:17 pm 
Started by greenleaf - Last post by craftyprof
Are there other permissible "fixed" costs you can use the travel funds for?  Mileage to the larger airport?  Parking?  Shuttle from the airport?  Any organizational membership fees that are a condition of attending the conference?  The per diem rate for meals?

I don't see why you have to use their system to make travel arrangements that they are not reimbursing (whether in whole or in part).  Get those pieces out of the mix if they aren't going to cover them, then make your own more budget-friendly accommodations.  Use up the $750 on things you can't make cheaper on your own.

 on: Today at 07:51:59 pm 
Started by mouseman - Last post by mouseman
So it looks like I might be getting my first job outside of academia.  I had an initial meeting with HR and am scheduled to meet with the manager of the department. It is looking very promising. While the pay is lower than I would like it is a foot in the door. I am starting in a career in a totally different field so I am excited to have this opportunity. I am really hoping that I get this. I am also a little nervous about how to bow out of my adjunct teaching assignment for the spring. I am scheduled to teach three classes and I am hoping that I am giving them enough notice. As much as I want to leave academia and never look back I don't want to burn any bridges.

Keeping fingers crossed for you!!!

Don't worry about cancelling you adjunct gigs - reasonable and normal people will understand that full time job >>> adjunct gig. If they are mad at you because you cancelled, they are probably better off as far away from them as you can be.

 on: Today at 07:49:54 pm 
Started by ursula - Last post by greyscale
I thought I was the only fan of pumpkin custard for breakfast! It's the best. I went through a phase of baking it once a week but then I got lazy.

Most days I have very hearty toast with almond butter.

 on: Today at 07:44:08 pm 
Started by ursula - Last post by mouseman
Mouseman, this reminds me of my Persian friend's breakfasts, which she would feed to me in undergrad: warm fresh pita bread with homemade feta and various green leaves (mint, parsley, etc). And tea. Amazing.

She showed me how to make the cheese but I don't have the patience for it.

Making any cheese also tends to produce a lot of odor, so you need somewhere to make your cheese that doesn't stink up the house.

PS. "pita bread" is a redundancy, since "pita" means flatbread, so "pita bread" = "flatbread bread".  It just bugs me a bit, like hearing "hummus" as it is pronounced in most of the USA, as though it where a combination of "hum" and "us" or "es"...

 on: Today at 07:42:33 pm 
Started by cremebrulee - Last post by proftowanda
I also had something similar occur early in my pre-tenure years -- and only later, as I gained more understanding of the process ahead, could I see that my chair's (and others') behaviors came from tenured folk who darn well knew that such vague concerns would not surface in the tenure packet.  The intent, instead, was to so unsettle me as to change my behavior to become less confident in the classroom . . . which, of course, can lead to actual (filed) complaints, lower evals, and the like.

What is wrong with people? It's ok to not like someone with whom you work. Just don't fvck with them.

Well, for a clue for what was wrong with that department, this and more became more evident when I came up for tenure.

And it became even worse, when I won my appeal of the turndown, and I became the first tenured woman in the department.

I hope that the OP is dealing with "only" incompetence.  But if not, OP, you may be able to look back and congratulate yourself on catching on so early in your pre-tenure years.   Your antennae are activated now.  Monitor -- and trust -- your radar.

 on: Today at 07:38:16 pm 
Started by voxprincipalis - Last post by mountainguy

For the love of whatever deity your worship, please stop making dismissive comments in response to perfectly reasonable questions that other forumites have asked. If you don't think something applies to your own teaching, that's fine, but it's just rude to imply that the thread is a waste of time for everyone else.

 on: Today at 07:28:27 pm 
Started by fiona - Last post by mouseman

A doctor on the pay of the NFL announces that playing for the NFL is safe.

In similar news, the Phillip Morris's pulmonary cardiologist announced yesterday that "long-term damage to the lungs from smoking is 'over-exaggerated'".

 on: Today at 07:18:00 pm 
Started by ursula - Last post by prisonerofcanada
Mouseman, this reminds me of my Persian friend's breakfasts, which she would feed to me in undergrad: warm fresh pita bread with homemade feta and various green leaves (mint, parsley, etc). And tea. Amazing.

She showed me how to make the cheese but I don't have the patience for it.

 on: Today at 07:15:41 pm 
Started by heyitsme - Last post by prisonerofcanada
I know a few stories like k_guy's.
Money covers a multitude of sins, and there are a multitude of sinners (well, extremely difficult people, anyway).

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