Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: the far north (sort of)
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I'll go first. I thought saying it might help me get to sleep.
My husband's lack of a job for the next school year. He is temp faculty at our alma matter, and applied for 2 regular positions they offered this year. They were both offered to other folks. By all accounts he has been great - just not as "great" as the other folks - lets just not go into the painful details, but who is gonna hire someone who can't even get a job from his alma matter hiring into 2 positions? He hasn't even gotten any call backs from the other applications he's sent out. Let's face it, I'd wonder what was wrong with such a candidate.
I think he's brilliant, and our baby seems to think daddy makes the sun rise every morning, but that's not much consolation to someone whose gotten such a sh%$ deal.
Now we have to move again to goddess knows where - probably for another temp position 'cause all the tenure track ones are filled by this time of year. Heck, maybe we'll just move in with our parents. We were talking about it at dinner, and considered living with them in the summers if he has to go through a series of one-year jobs, moving every year to far away places nowhere near the grand parents. It would save rent money and give our family some much-needed time to be together.
I just want to cry but don't quite seem to be able to.