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A Piece of the Pie

My first application failed!

It’s no real surprise: it was for a position at Conservation magazine, which is in Seattle—i.e., the sacred burial ground of environmentalists. The rejection e-mail said there were 200 applications—not quite as bad as the academic job market, but competitive enough. On the plus side, at least the editor actually sent a note! It left me with good feelings.

Onward, then, to Application 2, which is internal to where I now work, and which I submit for no better reason than the money.



Money is perfectly legitimate reason… as the only real reason that I am leaving my up-and-coming-urban-u is financial… uh, attempting to leave. because, as we know, the academic market can be quite tight…

Let’s just hope that I’m in good position to trade up…