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I discovered a new form of self-inflicted academic torture today.  It transcends even meetings with administration types for repetitive boredom.

 

We're going to be hiring a new assistant professor.  I started in on getting very cursory impressions out of the 50-odd applicant packages that are my share of the first screening.  Oh, and BTW, all seven of us have the same size share of these, and we're to meet next Thursday for initial discussion.

 

I only got through about half of them in about an hour and a half before I started looking for the fork that I keep in my office for eating occasional leftovers for lunch, so I could use it to gouge out my eyeballs.

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On 11/7/2019 at 5:57 PM, Cancer said:

I discovered a new form of self-inflicted academic torture today.  It transcends even meetings with administration types for repetitive boredom.

 

We're going to be hiring a new assistant professor.  I started in on getting very cursory impressions out of the 50-odd applicant packages that are my share of the first screening.  Oh, and BTW, all seven of us have the same size share of these, and we're to meet next Thursday for initial discussion.

 

I only got through about half of them in about an hour and a half before I started looking for the fork that I keep in my office for eating occasional leftovers for lunch, so I could use it to gouge out my eyeballs.

 

How did they taste?

 

Also, if you think reading resumes is bad, wait until the interviews.

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12 hours ago, Old Man said:

 

How did they taste?

 

Also, if you think reading resumes is bad, wait until the interviews.

 

...and that is when the destruction began...

 

ps: so how did the interviews go with Adam and Eve? 

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The other day in class I made a remark about having 12% of a plan. One of my students raised her hand, so I called on her.

 

"I understood that reference."

 

Clearly, she's one of the bright ones.

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52 minutes ago, Pariah said:

The other day in class I made a remark about having 12% of a plan. One of my students raised her hand, so I called on her.

 

"I understood that reference."

 

Clearly, she's one of the bright ones.

 

"That's a fake laugh!"

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... though there's also the vague fear that someone may have seen you performing such an irrational and degrading act, and you'll appear in some America's Famously Humiliating Videos episode without your knowledge someday.

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