Surviving academe, more or less.
I got my job in pre-wiki days, and seeing the misery it puts people through makes me think that, should I ever end up on the market again, I just won't look. Because that's some crazy-making stuff there, no?
It's horrible. It awakens this terrible feeling of having lost the big competition--again. Even though I have a job.But not, like, a GREAT job.And not ALL the jobs.I think that, even if I had one of those "plum" jobs--to use a phrase that I abhor--I would STILL feel rejected every time I looked at the wiki. Why? I don't know. It does something to me that I can't explain. Must be chemical.
Good; I'll use that as another excuse --- er, reason, reason --- why I am not applying to any more jobs right now, despite the pile of printouts on my table.
I think I'd rather perform surgery on myself than look at that wiki. Combing the announcements is enough. I don't need the sense of overwhelming failure and futility on top.
I don't look at the wiki anymore since it just highlights, even demonstrates, the awfulness of what's happening regarding the job market. Just looking at it gives, as Dr Koshery says, an overwhelming sense of failure and futility even if you know that you're capable.
You can't work in whatever crap. When you're looking for a job, best you can do is to search something you like, or where you feel identified with job. xlpharmacy is a good option to work.
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