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Started by polly_mer, May 18, 2019, 07:50:39 AM
Quote from: larryc on August 20, 2007, 07:16:19 PMCongratulations! You have mastered the secret principle behind STFU: That in nine cases out of ten you acquire more information and social capital from not speaking than from anything you might possibly have said. You can be sure that Dr. Seasoning is at home right now telling his wife what an interesting and intelligent new hire he met today. But speaking of seasonings, use a little salt on the crazy dean stories until you have some independent confirmation.
Quote from: hmaria1609 on June 27, 2019, 07:07:43 PMDo whatever you want--I'm just the background dancer in your show!
Quote from: apl68 on May 23, 2019, 09:02:30 AMI'd always wondered what SPADFY meant. Thanks!
Quote from: larryc on May 16, 2012, 11:09:10 AMI suspect that nearly all of them [people who end up on the academic job market and only then realize how incredibly brutal that market is] were in fact told the straight dope by someone, but ignored it in favor of the advice of the very popular Dr. Sparkle Pony. Every department has a Dr. Sparkle Pony, whose every student is genius, who encourages undergraduates to think of themselves as future professors, and brags in the faculty lounge of how many of his students got into graduate programs this year. This sort of attention and encouragement is intoxicating to bright young people, who flock to Dr. Sparkly Pony, take all of his courses, and generally follow him about like a pack of worshipful puppies.
Quote from: Juvenal on July 14, 2019, 06:06:32 PMHBUC
Quote from: mouseman on July 14, 2019, 01:05:19 PMSparky (the Wonder Poodle) -- invented by Zharkov. A usually young person, who is too eager and too enthusiastic about everything. Not a bad person, but exhausting to be around. Nobody dislikes them, but nobody really wants to spend too much time with them either. A persona one should avoid when on a job search.