Sunshine, SWAP, and another interview

27 thoughts on “Sunshine, SWAP, and another interview”

  1. Best luck for a new position. Who would want to stay after overhearing that rubbish?

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  2. WHAT???? She dissed you while you were right there??? I hope you gave a damn good demo lesson just to show her how wrong she is! Crazy. Good luck on tuesday!!!

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    1. The lesson was damn good, but they only had some secretary taking notes on it….everyone got the same dire interview experience apparently, but no one else was effectively told their application hadn’t even been read. I won’t be letting it lie…

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      1. Good for you for not letting it lie! Academia is a small world; that manager’s unprofessional behaviour is going to discourage other good candidates from applying in the future. Then they’ll be well and truly hosed. And they’re going to miss you when you’re gone… 🙂

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      2. They only miss the sycophants who mirror their own self-esteem. They like LOTS of those around them, buffering them from seeing what actually happens down on the chalkface.

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  3. Good luck with the next interview which hopefully they will take seriously. I like the new dress especially the geometric insert. Very mathematically correct. I know what you mean about multiple pressures. Just done my swap pics although I am not sure I got the combinations right. I need to blog it now. Just enjoying the sun at the moment. I envy your beautiful garden. Sending positive thoughts for the interview.

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    1. I’m looking forward to your pics! I’m just looking round the garden for a possible way to make the pics as slickly as we can [Dawn will not want to spare much time from the racing!] Maybe all those reds and greens will be a nice backdrop…

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  4. Good luck with the interview. You need a change of job I think as you seem to dislike your present one. It would be so much more rewarding working with students who actually want to learn and get through their exams. Looking forward to your SWAP pics. Yours are always so exciting!

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  5. Your resilience is amazing. All the very best on Tuesday. I’m looking forward to seeing your SWAPs and the dress – eventually.

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  6. Hmmm. Always a challenge to work with such unskilled and uncaring management; as if teaching the students wasn’t enough, you also have to teach managers how to act. So fingers crossed for the interview.

    Your garden is lovely – is the pink flowering shrub below the maple a magnolia of some kind?

    ceci

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  7. Bah, some people! What a bloody cheek. Well I hope that tomorrow’s interview goes much better than last week’s and wish you good luck for the process (aren’t interviews awful). Your garden is an absolute riot of beautiful nature. It’s stunning. Xx

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    1. The garden has been left to its own devices for a couple of years for various reasons…but now Dawnie is back on form, and she’s bringing it back. I do love that little ‘oriental’ area, it’s so rich in colour and shape

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  8. Do you ever need to go where you will be appreciated. I’m sure you will find a way to exact revenge on that magnificent POS manager. The dress (and garden) looks great 😃

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  9. Love your garden! And slightly envious of both Japanese maple and magnolia. I want boh, but the winters here are too tough.

    The manager is absolutely jaw dropping far out. Too bad the students have to live with the results of such behaviour. And did I read the above comment correctly, you didn’t get the one you were interviewed for this Tuesday?

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    1. the magnolia and maple are in quite a sheltered corner of the north facing garden, which gets vicious winds straight across in winter. The bamboo next to them also gives some shelter I think. We wrap them in fleeces for the worst months

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