Friday, March 1, 2013

No Misery Today

I got my letter of tenure and promotion today.

24 comments:

  1. congratulations! now the excessive committee work begins!

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  2. "Poor dear. Now they know you'll never even try to escape."
    THX 1138

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  3. [camera cuts to Kermit the Frog]

    Kermit: YEAYYYY!!!! [Kermit spastically waves his arms like Jim Henson used to do.]

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  4. Good! Now start looking for another job; there will never be a better time.

    Seriously--do you like where you live? If not, you have a two year window, maybe five. After that, it pretty much becomes a life sentence.

    That's the downside of tenure: after a certain age, most people are completely unhirable. Adminicritters know that, of course.

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  5. Wayworn, congratulations! I hope it is a job you love, and that inspires you though the misery may occasionally rear its ugly head. What a great way to end the week.

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  6. Congratulations! There is a certain thrill in being able to say "fuck it, I got tenure."

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  7. Congratulations! Celebrate in style, and by getting enough sleep for a few days. . .

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  8. Woohooo!! Sending champagne to the compound for the celebration :)

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  9. Congrats, WW! Now you can give your students and administration hell, and there's not much they can do to you that doesn't hurt them more.

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    1. I'd be careful with that. Have you read your faculty manual lately? Plenty of ways to deal with troublemakers, strictly by the book. Tenure is not what it used to be.

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    2. Congratulations, WW!

      And stop pissing in the champagne, Peter K. Or at least save it a week. WTF?

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  10. Congratulations! Use the power (such as it is) well (and yes, from everything I hear, you need to practice saying "no" to at least every other request to do committee work. But presumably that won't happen until Monday at the earliest, so celebrate this weekend).

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  11. Remember, with great power comes great responsibility ..... Ha ha ha ha, sure, copulate with those feces!!!

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  12. Woohoo! Your Stockholm Syndrome is fully realized! (I kid!)

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  13. Way to go! Now you get to be a mentor to all the up-and-coming faculty...oh, wait, most places don't hire enough full-time faculty, and when they do, they have robo-mentor programs in place to keep them away from the dangerous minds already tenured.

    Enjoy yourself--you've earned it, in all seriousness!

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  14. The happiest song from that album:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOWbw1Fo0kE

    "I've Got a Feeling", Let It Be, Laibach

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  15. Wonderful news! Congratulations!!

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