Sunday, February 3, 2013
Silver Lining Turns into Tempest
However, sensing this job was too good to be true, I did a bit of investigating. What tipped me off initially was the large quantity of positions open at the institution. Sadly, my suspicions were correct: this institution has been listed on the "Universities to Fear" part of the job wiki, and a simple Google search reveals multiple scandals over the past ten years. Bad scandals. Shocking scandals. Made-for-TV-movie scandals.
It seems this place wants to clean up its image and salvage its accreditation. If the process goes any further and I manage to get an interview, I'm torn about whether to pursue the position or not. This late in the job market game, it looks like my only real opportunity, and although it is away from my partner, it is not the cross-country commute that we had been doing prior. The pay is very, very reasonable. Handsome compared to what I have been earning the past several years. Tempting. Soul-selling tempting.
Is it better to be kept and bored than to risk going to a toxic department and environment? What would Yaro do?