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18 October, 2004

Keep your fingers crossed, pray for me, whatever … please!

Just finished the letter for The Biggie. Job application for job 30 minutes from my door at a liberal arts college in Really Cool City (if you bother to take the time to check it out). School has a great reputation, an OK library, although they don’t seem to have the MGH. That’s fairly tragic, if true, but Flagship U has it in the circulating collection, and it’s only a couple hundred bucks a year to get a card. Anyway, there are many many many reasons I want this job: TT in my field, no move required, great campus, good students, possibility to get my career back on track properly and maintain the friendships I’ve been building … I’d appreciate your good wishes. If you’re also applying for the job, good luck — maybe you could just wish for me an interview, and I’ll do the same for you.

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23 Comments leave one →
  1. 18 October, 2004 6:09 am

    Good luck, good luck, good luck!Fingers crossed for you…

  2. 18 October, 2004 7:47 am

    Good luck 🙂 Lapis Lazuli

  3. 18 October, 2004 2:47 pm

    I think they’d be fortunate to get you, from what I’ve seen.Sending good thoughts that the personnel committee really wants someone with your specific skill set. . . .

  4. 18 October, 2004 4:15 pm

    oh, yeah, they would be so lucky to have you. i bet you’ll make it to the interview stage because 1.) you’re so excellent and 2.) they can save money on airfare by not having to fly you out. i bet you’ll get the job. how could they not hire you? i wish you all the good luck you need, which i think isn’t a lot because you’re by far the best candidate.

  5. 18 October, 2004 4:15 pm

    oh, yeah, they would be so lucky to have you. i bet you’ll make it to the interview stage because 1.) you’re so excellent and 2.) they can save money on airfare by not having to fly you out. i bet you’ll get the job. how could they not hire you? i wish you all the good luck you need, which i think isn’t a lot because you’re by far the best candidate.

  6. 18 October, 2004 7:40 pm

    The very best of luck to you!

  7. 18 October, 2004 8:24 pm

    Fingers crossed!Rana

  8. 18 October, 2004 11:03 pm

    [Squinching up face to denote special exertion of wishfulness whilst crossing fingers.] GOOD LUCK!!!!

  9. 19 October, 2004 2:47 am

    Thanks, everybody — now, to get the others going. But this really is The Job, in terms of serendipity and all.

  10. 19 October, 2004 9:14 am

    As we say in french:”Merde” !Zid

  11. 19 October, 2004 3:17 pm

    Ooooh, good luck to you! You sound excited; I hope it works out for you. Keep us posted!

  12. 19 October, 2004 4:55 pm

    Wish you all the ßest! Hope to hear the good news from you soon.Regards,Erwinhttp://erwinttl.blogspot.com/

  13. 19 October, 2004 4:55 pm

    Wish you all the ßest! Hope to hear the good news from you soon.Regards,Erwinhttp://erwinttl.blogspot.com/

  14. 19 October, 2004 5:27 pm

    Best of luck!

  15. 19 October, 2004 11:36 pm

    You go girl!!Many good wishes for your success.

  16. 20 October, 2004 10:14 am

    Oh, wow. Lots of finger crossing going on here. Is this one of the two you mentioned yesterday?…I’m really excited for you. Best of luck.Sharon

  17. 20 October, 2004 7:07 pm

    Best of luck with it.

  18. 21 October, 2004 2:00 am

    Thanks again, all! Lordy, but the blogosphere’s a wonderful place for junior academics and academic wannabes! Not to mention people in two-person departments! Sharon — yes, it’s one of those two. It’s the one that actually asks for someone in my field. Now, to get the others out the door.

  19. 21 October, 2004 2:58 am

    Fingers crossed… good luck… hope you get it…

  20. 21 October, 2004 8:33 pm

    Well, I’ve just been informed by someone “in the know” (and I don’t know how real that is) that I haven’t a snowball’s chance at The Job. Don’t know that I entirely believe that, and the person may have their own candidate in the pool or may actually be kindly trying to keep me from getting my hopes up. But I’m now thoroughly bummed out.

  21. 22 October, 2004 10:36 am

    Well, that’s not such a terrible piece of information as long as you don’t let it stop you applying (never let anything stop you from applying…), seeing as you don’t know what that person’s agenda might be.But it means that if you don’t get the job, you don’t need to stress out worrying about what you did wrong or should have done better etc etc. You’ll just be able to blame the search committee for being so obviously stupid and blinkered as to pass you over in favour of some pre-selected candidate…

  22. 24 October, 2004 2:18 am

    Good Luck, and a happy interview.

  23. 29 October, 2004 12:08 am

    Still keeping fingers and toes crossed for you. And keeping hope that person “in the know” turns out to be thoroughly wrong.

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