HELP, O wise and portentous internet! I have a dilemma. A conundrum. A paradox. I am in a pickle. Help a girl out, will ya?
I currently teach at two universities- part time. For the fall semester, I was hoping for something more permanent. Lo and behold! The heavens opened and tiny cherubim descended bearing an offer unexpectedly arrived from one of the two– the state school.
It must be signed by Friday.
It is temporary- only guaranteed until December. And they’ve gypped me before, moving me from full time to part time. And now back again.
The second place I’m teaching (a private university) has opened a search for a full-timer. Long-term. As in, if I were to interview and get it, I could be there for more than a few months.
But they haven’t even started interviewing yet.
And I have something due on Friday, remember?
I’ve been at the first place for three years. I’ve been at the second for six months. I enjoy both equally, though the working environment is better in the first. The first, though, is part of a potential merger state-wide which could vanish my position if passed by the governor. So, perhaps poof. At the second I hear happy noises, but I’m still repressing the urge to go all Cuba Gooding Jr. on them.
(And yes, I know I shouldn’t take advice- or candy- from strangers on the internet. But hey, I’m hoping my readers are up for it. I mean, you read my blog. You must be smart. Or like headaches.)