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I kinda think I sorta snapped

I kinda think I sorta snapped

All I was trying to do was confirm an accommodation booking. Seriously. As you know, I am stuck some 3 hours way from where I am meant to start work next Tuesday teaching a first-year undergraduate unit. Because I am in the middle on dental treatment and physio, I put the move off for a … Continue reading

Screw you 2012!

Screw you 2012!

Dear 2012 You were meant to be a great year. You opened with me getting a new, permanent job in my dream location, complete with a house one street from the beautiful white beach. The move here was exciting and I was full of hope for my new position which promised me that a year … Continue reading

On the edge & peeking over

On the edge & peeking over

All the clocks are ticking, my iphone alert is flashing, the provisional to-do list has progressed from vague scratchings to urgent jobs that need attention . The thing that has been terrifying me – the thought of leaving a well paid job and entering financial and professional uncertainty is all-but-here. My beautiful 2012 Moleskine diaries … Continue reading

How hard it it to get adjunct work?

How hard it it to get adjunct work?

Adjunct or sessional teaching can be a godsend for those of us crazy enough to go to grad school and is even gaining some currency as a way to teach at university level for those who are having difficulty in securing ongoing, full time employment. I have been away from sessional/adjuncting for about 5 years … Continue reading

Planning the Big Move

Planning the Big Move

I was in Perth (Western Australia) for the past 24 hours to view some postgraduate housing near my university. I was hoping that I could find something suitable and cut though the red tape of real estate agencies or owners who have dozens of applicants to choose from. Also, being right next to campus should … Continue reading

Choices 2

Choices 2

In my first post I discussed how I am at crossroads right now – I am seriously considering leaving a well-paid FT job and returning to FT study and adjunction (in Australia we don’t have adjuncts, it’s called ‘sessional’ work and we are called ‘sessionals’).  I think I can take 12 months leave without pay … Continue reading

Choices

Choices

I left my PhD degree about 6 years ago – why? Well, for a whole bunch of reasons really, some personal, some academic, some financial. I was actually doing quite well before leaving, I gained momentum during my degree, finished with a grade average high enough to be invited to complete honours – which I … Continue reading