"In many disciplines, for the majority of graduates, the Ph.D. indicates the logical conclusion of an academic career." Marc Bousquet

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Today is the all-day meeting about holding effective meetings

We're on a break right now. I cannot believe this is going to go on until 5:00!!!

And at lunch, the omnivores ate all the fucken vegetarian sandwiches while I was out of the room for 5 minutes trying to answer the bazillion emails I had.


This is way worse than the normal, terrible, inefficient, stupid meetings we usually have. Because those, mercifully, hardly ever last more than an hour.


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Let's just say, it's a good thing there weren't any sharp objects in the room! Time to go home now ...


  1. I was at a meeting on Monday that went from 8AM to 8PM, and it was fucken awesome! It was effectively focused on substantive shitte, and the discussion was incredible: no grandstanding, all goal directed. I was never bored the entire time.

  2. Well aren't you special! Thanks for at least sparing me that comment until the day was done.

    No, but really, the meetings at the retreat earlier this week were actually productive. I wish all of our meetings were like those. But this professional development shitte is torture.