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On rejection, confidence, and breaking in pumps

Hi folks, It’s been a rough few weeks for me here in the precariat. Since I submitted my PhD (well, actually, going back earlier than that) I have been pushing very hard. I have been hustling for casual work, applying … Continue reading

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Rejection and acceptance

The thing about academic life – especially casual/un(der)-employed academic life – is that you are constantly putting yourself, and your work, out for judgement and scrutiny. It’s tough, unpleasant, and uncomfortable, and it’s hard to maintain the confidence necessary to … Continue reading

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Writing hard

First of all – sorry for the big gap. I had some pressing deadlines and a job interview, and as such had even less time than usual for introspection. The job interview was on Friday 13th (yeah, good thing I’m … Continue reading

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Got a letter in the mail…

I got a letter in the mail on Friday from a regional council I applied for a job with a week or two ago. I was at the office spending the day working on a paper with a friend and … Continue reading

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The Cruelest Error Message

Went looking for jobs today. Seek, then the various state, territory and federal government job websites. Tried to access UniJobs, got this message: “We’re Sorry. But it seems our site is currently undergoing an abnormally large amount of traffic at … Continue reading

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Post- PhD, Pre- Anything Else.

It’s a cliche, but it’s a New Year and a New Start. But seriously – for me, it is. On the 22nd of December, 2014, I submitted my PhD thesis. It’s now 2015 and I have to Do Other Things. … Continue reading

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