Friday, December 25, 2009

Snoopy

Something pleasant in the midst of all the job-market crappola.



Every year I listen to this album pretty much constantly during December, and then in January I put it away for the rest of the year. As I get older, I find that behaviors repeated on an annual basis mean more to me. I guess I'm becoming a fuddy-duddy.

Of course, job market shit is becoming an annual behavior, and I don't like it any more than I did three years ago. So maybe I'm still a regular duddy after all.

--Mr. Zero

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

No department would send a PFO email on Christmas, would they?

Yep, got one today. How's that for coal in your stocking?

Applicantus said...

Fantastic. Thank you!
(That was another real mental health break, and a well needed one too. See you, unbeknownst, in just a few days...)

Polacrilex said...

http://www.sketchysantas.com/

At least the APA got rid of 'bed interviews'... as well as 'sitting on the knee of the search committee chair' interviews. :)

Anonymous said...

For those waiting to hear from Toronto, we might title this track "O Tenenbaum", after the chair of the SC, Sergio Tenenbaum. Is there more unreliable gossip about that list of six finalists?

Anonymous said...

Yes! I've been listening to this non-stop today.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:37am.

Surely you must be joking. Since when did the Marquis de Sade become search committee chair for... what college/university?

Anonymous said...

"Is there more unreliable gossip about that list of six finalists?"

I'm on the list, but I have no reason to believe that I am.

That's as unreliable as it gets.

Anonymous said...

Follow up on unnamed Springer journal. Sent them an email earlier this week. Paper had been with editor since mid October and still no referee has been assigned. Status hasn't changed but an assistant promised to email editor earlier this week to see that it is sent to referees. I don't think this is a Springer problem, per se, because something else sent to a different Springer journal went from editor to referee in under a week. (Thanks to the referee who agreed to review the thing on Christmas day.)

Has anyone else experienced this? I think I've submitted about 15 things to Springer over the years and it's never taken this long to get from editor to referee. Can't really afford to write off the unnamed Springer journal. Is the editor sending me a message?
What gives?

Anonymous said...

5:36 -

As I noted in some earlier post, my paper has been 'Editor Assigned' since the beginning of September. At the beginning of December I emailed the assistant and was told that the editor would be reminded. Now, roughly one month later, the paper's status has not changed.

I don't think there is any reason for the editor to have it out for me. I would think that if that were the case, my paper would be nixed quickly to send me a message. I suppose a long drawn out process, if it ends badly, is worse. However, as I stated above, I have no reason to think that I am being singled out. My tentative hypothesis is just that I've been assigned a shitty editor since since I can't believe it takes four months to find a referee to deal with the paper I submitted.

Anonymous said...

I had a similar experience. An editor was assigned almost immediately, but I was repeatedly told a reviewer had not yet been assigned, and I waited over seven months. When one was assigned, I got a negative verdict within days (with not very insightful comments). And yes, it was also a Springer publication.

juniorperson said...

To those who posted about a Springer journal:

I'm the Managing Editor of a certain Springer journal that has become notorious for being incompetently run (unilateral editing of papers by the Editor in Chief, incredible delays lasting--in some cases--years, refusal to allow certain words or views to be published, non-communication with authors), and ALL of the problems rest with the Editor in Chief. Indeed, so bad have things become that Springer has removed sections of the Journal that need to move fairly quickly into print (e.g., book reviews) from his control entirely. So, I doubt that the slowness is in any way personal....