HAPPY NEW YEAR! (sorry, you’re hungover, I’ll stop shouting)
Someone from #1’s university moved to #2’s university. Ze says that #1 wins the smallest town with worst amenities battle but #2 wins the most limited resources at the university battle. So… yay?
Got a call from a head-hunter today. Bizarre.
Remember the bully dude? He loudly offered me a cookie from his boxed lunch at the last faculty meeting (mine didn’t have one). I accepted. I’m guessing someone had a talk with him (or maybe he’s on new meds, I don’t know). One of my junior colleagues made a comment about him offering a white flag in front of everybody to me later that day. I agreed with hir. I’m still keeping my documentation.
Update: He seems to have moved his target to a senior full professor woman, though he’s not screaming at her… more passive-aggressive and actively blocking anything she suggests no matter what it is.
We’ve decided that if we start a new blog we’re going to pretend to be one guy. And we’ll monetize the crap out of it.
Why do some of my colleagues talk in paragraphs full of the same statement phrased different ways over and over and over and over again for minutes? As in, why do they have to blather on once they’ve made their point? Is the ability to state a sentence worth of information in a sentence so rare? Or do they get some kind of benefit from all the extra hot air? (Too much repetition in the classroom? But even with teaching I thought repeating a point 3x was the sweet spot.)
Happy New Year!! Pretend to be one guy blogger = totally. I already know the results would shock and disappoint while confirming everything everyone has always suspected.
So glad bully dude is off your back, and also that you’re keeping your documentation. Also glad that he’s probably not suffering from some awful, career-ending neurological disorder, but is, most likely, merely a total jackass alpha male who got called out.