Wednesday, February 13, 2008

P.S.A.

Things aren't going well with the job search at Chez Medieval Woman and TD. For a thousand different reasons, it seems, (a few valid; most not) we've been put off again by ANU. Although there is still a glimmer of hope, we're making mental contingency plans, which include us both going out on the market again next year.

This whole thing with ANU has become rather surreal - there are things I can't blog about and things I simply don't have the stamina to blog about. It's been frustrating and, in some cases, unethical (on their part). We just keep getting more tiny bits of bad news and it feels like slow torture. Just offer him a job or say that he's last on the list and they're not going to offer it to him. Pick a position and take a stand, folks.

So, this means another year of commuting, no baby, no nothin' - TD could apply to ANU again next year (it's not the whole department; in fact, we know that we have some allies there who are extremely upset about and frustrated with the way this process is going down), but he'll want to spend this year building up his publication profile. I will too, as it seems I'm back out on the market again.

So, just thought I'd explain my blogging silence and my absence from the blogs of others. We could really use some great news. ANY great news about ANYTHING at this point.

10 comments:

Hilaire said...

Oh no, dear! That's terrible! I'm so sorry. I am really really horrified at this - what a terrible way to treat a candidate. Still holding out hope for you. ((Hugs))

Thoroughly Educated said...

What a sucky situation! I'll try to channel some good news your way. *hugs*

squadratomagico said...

Ohhhhh!

Mean! Mean! Mean!

I'm so sorry you two have to go through this. You so deserve to be together and to be well treated. Here's hoping they wake up and make a decision, rather than sticking with the "death by a thousand cuts" strategy.

What Now? said...

I am so, so sorry to hear this news. Dreadful for TD to be treated so badly by fellow professionals. Dreadful for you two to have had living together such a real live hope and then have it dashed. Dreadful all the way around.

heu mihi said...

Oh, God, that sucks! That's so horrible. I'm sorry. Ugh. *Awful.*

Nothing much to say, aside from that.

Sisyphus said...

Nooo! That sucks. I hope it all works out right in the end.

On the (small) bright side, we can have a MLA blogger meet-up. ;)

Addy N. said...

Oh no, how awful. I'm sorry things are not going well. Hang in there- hopefully you can get something that will work out. Sending hugs and good vibes your way!

Belle said...

Well, we can all band together and denounce ANU for their meanness. And then stick pins in a mock-up of the committee. Really, I just can't see any excuse for them treating him (and you, but you know you are not on their radar at all) this way.

Seems more than having cake and eating it. Seems they want to save the ingredients from use and still have the cake AND eat it. Slime.

(((((hugs to both of you))))

New Kid on the Hallway said...

I'm so sorry to read this. I hope something works out very soon!

Dayna said...

I'm so sorry. That's really rough.