21 October 2008

Good News and Depressing News

Now that I'm on the job market for an academic position for the 2009/2010 academic year today's PhD Comics resonates.

The good news is that I can anticipate earning something closer to the salary for untenured professor, rather than less than the average for grad students (and we just received a personalized letter from OISE, informing us that our stipend was being increased this year so that it would achieve the lofty earnings level of less than the average). The depressing news? Why, oh why, didn't I go for football coaching? That way I could give 110% without worrying about the mathematical hyperbole of it all!

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