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

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Can you see me ....

working for the liquor lobby? There's an interesting job posting I happened upon. It's at one of the nearby lobby shops a little ways down K Street from the Petting Zoo. It requires a PhD and seems in many ways well suited to my peculiar blend of intellect and idiosyncrasy.

I'm on the fence about whether to apply for it. I have not been actively looking for a job (although I've been scoping, which is how I stumbled on this), and I have something of a commitment to the PZ for another year. However, precendent exists for that commitment to be funglible.

The work at the PZ remains intellectually interesting, but management issues have been driving me a little batshit crazy lately, as yesterday's post indicated.

So, whaddya think? I could write a book:  From Literature to Likker Lobby in Less Than Three Years 


  1. Booze is fucken awesome!

  2. When consumed responsibly by adults of legal drinking age.

  3. You should lobby to lower the legal drinking age to 18, like the rest of the civilized world

  4. That does seem like the common sense thing to do, but the alcohol industry, apparently, won't touch drinking age. Too much pushback from the public health community. They seem much more focused on eliminating blue laws and lowering excise taxes.