Category Archives: Adjuncting

Shift, Part 2

I’ve been living with an income decrease for almost 6 months now. I prepared for the “eventful” decrease with the help of one of my sons who has some financial savvy. I’m on a scary end of this financial learning … Continue reading

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poor, poor pitiful, privileged adjuncts

I got into a bit of a lather over this on Facebook. So why stop there? I read an article by an adjunct about adjuncting from The New Yorker. It irked me. Here’s a tiny bit of it: “The irony … Continue reading

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the disposable teacher or more griping

I’m older, a woman with kids still at home (who, incidentally, help out in all kinds of ways). I have a terminal degree, as they say. I love how that sounds; it’s terminal alright. Still, there is life after the … Continue reading

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my interview

A friend told me she wanted to hear about my experience with a head-hunter. So here goes. I got an email from a reputable engineering firm (my son and his boss vouch for that, and they work at a regional … Continue reading

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letting go, again

It’s not that I believe nothing good will happen in my future. It’s more that I’m still letting go of all those dreams of the past. It’s not that I’m unable to glimpse other possibilities. It’s more that I’ve spent … Continue reading

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downsize

I’m looking at master’s students’ course plans. I have two master’s students right now. They are lovely course plans and I’m looking forward to working with these particular students. Both students asked about changes of direction in some part of … Continue reading

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one more long shot

I applied for a job that’s a long shot. Another one. It’s a good fit but a long shot. Best case scenario: full time work. Worst case scenario: about the same. Some told me, basically, I’m damaged goods as an … Continue reading

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