In which I become (sort of) gainfully employed again

After the Big Relocation, I’ve had not much to do while I wait for a job to open up. Specifically there is a university position that is (was) supposed to become available. It’s about the perfect position for somebody coming off a rather disappointing postdoc experience (to put it mildly); a lab coordinator for undergrad neuro labs, where I can get a little teaching experience and still enjoy lab work. Problem is, I’m still waiting for the job to get posted.
Today I got a smidgen of good news; I can do some part-time work doing a lot of the same stuff, which is really nice. It lets the potential employers see that I’m good at what I do, and pays what few bills I have. I’m hoping that HR will get that job up soon, though. I know I’d be quite good at it. It will be good to get some teaching experience and help me figure out where I want to go next in life. It is nice to know, however, that there’s something a Ph.D. can do if the research environment isn’t what it used to be.
In the mean time, I gutted and patched the moldy drywall in the shower, retiled the patch, and now have to finish grouting the damn thing and be done with it already. Then it’s time to get rid of the nasty carpet and throw down some laminate flooring. Yay.

4 Responses

  1. err, and when they figure they can get the hours covered with “part time” instead of a “posted position”?????

  2. Then I guess once I find another job, they’ll be figuring out something else. But I don’t think they’d be that rude.

  3. glad to hear the good news…

  4. Today I got a smidgen of good news; I can do some part-time work doing a lot of the same stuff, which is really nice. It lets the potential employers see that I’m good at what I do, and pays what few bills I have.
    Hang in there! You’re in a place a friend of mine used to call a stop gap. Keep smiling and it bound to turn around!
    Dave Briggs :~)

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