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Good News and Bad News and Hopeful News

January 12th, 2017 at 05:55 pm

Let's start with the good news, eh? My presentation went very well. I had dozens of people at my session and got excellent feedback. They also fed us breakfast, coffee break snacks, lunch, and more coffee break snacks. DH dropped me off so I wouldn't have to pay to park in the ramp or walk on our ice-coated sidewalks.

Now the bad news. Two of my friends got more teaching sections cut due to poor enrollments. They're going to be really pinched financially. To add insult to injury, my boss has hired a new lecturer while cutting sections for others. This is really out of line and a tremendous morale depletion. I'm fine: fully booked and fully enrolled. He certainly has the "right" to hire who he wants, but it's tremendously insulting and, I think, morally wrong. I am debating complaining to the department chair.

Hopeful news? My DH has had conversations with a potential employer, and we're hopeful he'll have an interview soon. A friend from his old firm has also dropped off his resume with another possibility. And remarkably, it was a no-spend day.

5 Responses to “Good News and Bad News and Hopeful News”

  1. alice4now Says:

    Way to go on a successful presentation! And good luck for DH's job prospects, it does sound like some great leads.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    And free food is always good!

  3. Dido Says:

    Congrats on the presentation and good luck to DH. Sorry to hear about the tense departmental situation--glad you are not personally affected.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck to your husband on the possible job!!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Great news on the presentation! Hope DH gets an interview.

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