Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wishful thinking

Associate != Assistant.

It doesn't matter that they start with the same 3 letters, and have a similar arrangements of letters that poke up.

It doesn't matter that the group with the job poster offered you a position for a post doc last year, after you had accepted your current position, so you had to turn them down.

It doesn't matter that you've already e-mailed all your letter writers excitedly telling them why you think you stand a chance at the position.

Associate != Assistant.

Fortunately, it seems none of my letter writers took my mistake poorly. It is good to have friendly letter writers.

1 comment:

  1. Antisocial ScientistOctober 26, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    As someone who knows a thing or two about being an ass, I can confirm it is true that not all Ass. Profs are created equal.