Saturday, September 06, 2008

T&P Application Fallout

  • It's only one week (or so -- who knows anymore) into the new academic year and I am exhausted.
  • As in, my eyes are burning to sleep while awake exhausted.
  • As in, my head hits the pillow and I am out for the count exhausted.
  • As in, the alarm clock sounds and it takes me a full minute to figure out who I am, why the alarm is going off and what day it is exhausted.
  • There are damn good reasons for the summer academic break.
  • Take that summer academic break away and you have me: exhausted.
  • I thought that maybe it was just me blaming my crankiness on a summer lost due to the tenure & promotion ordeal.
  • Until I stated, quite flatly, to a colleague (who also just submitted his tenure & promo app) that this year's first year medical class seems super-excited.
  • His response?
  • "Yeah"
  • pause
  • "But I don't care."
Yep, neither do I.

This, dear medical students, is why you have apathetic teachers. I'm beginning to understand the whole cranky professor thing.


Bardiac said...

Good luck for you and your colleague. It sort of gets easier, I understand, one way or another, but the tenure process is just nasty. Sorry.

Jared At The Doctor Job said...

Hang in there, my friend!