Saturday, June 4, 2016

From Nick

Found this old picture.


  1. Great timing! I was just sitting here figuring out the rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul aspects of the summer. Since I'm on 9-month pay, and my summer teaching falls midsummer, there's going to be a bit of a, um, hiatus, in the cash flow during the next six weeks or so. I'm fortunate enough to be able to say with some confidence that it will all work out, but finances require a bit more attention than usual at this time of year (and they always require more attention than I'd like).

    And that may point to the aspect of the picture that's all too true: people who have more than enough money don't have to count it (unless,of course, they want to). Most proffies, from just-scraping-by adjuncts to grant-getting superstars, probably spend more time counting money than they would prefer -- and yes, it often happens on Saturday, otherwise known as the day we get to back up and take a look at the big(ger) picture.

  2. Back in the day when I was an adjunct, before I got this cushy full time contingent faculty position, I had a comment on my student evals that I clearly was only in teaching for the money, because it was obvious I didn't care about my students. Both the department secretary and I just about fell over laughing at that one.

  3. "Counting da money."

    Well, that didn't take long. now what??

  4. I really hate how these people have these twisted ideas about us.