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 on: Today at 06:48:03 pm 
Started by hulkhogan - Last post by wet_blanket
I speak fluent accent less (US) English, and spoke accent less X English when I lived there, so the only signifier of foreignness is my name usually. This contributes to feeling there is a less positive reason for this question.


That's impressive!


Not really. English is my first language :-)

Smack! I love it.


Um, no, but thanks.  I guess you missed/ignored my clarification.  Very few native English speakers can do a version of English besides their own consistently accentlessly without putting a lot of work into it.  That's why there are people who make very good livings training Hollywood types to do an accent for a role.  That anonlibn is truly accentless in both American English and X English is impressive.

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 on: Today at 06:37:09 pm 
Started by grit_1645 - Last post by San_Joaquin
I'd probably also consider if it would help the students.  Silly, I know, but it's why I'd be teaching.

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 on: Today at 06:19:21 pm 
Started by grit_1645 - Last post by cmeagher7
^No interest in a tenure-track job, although a few years as a "Lecturer" (better paid) would be nice.  I like just working part time.  Perhaps I will gain a bit more free time by withdrawing from the study.  As for papers or stipends, I can't imagine that we would even be mentioned in the "thank you" notes. 

Perhaps the Provost might have thought he was doing you a favor by letting adjuncts off the hook for not doing extra stuff they aren't paid to do, anyway?

Some adjuncts like being part-time and don't want the extra stuff. or get guilted/forced into it if they want to teach again next semester.

He didn't put it very well, obvi, but this might be the case.

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 on: Today at 06:18:32 pm 
Started by mountainguy - Last post by egilson
"Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has warned Donald Trump of 'massive disappointment' if he backs down on his plan to deport undocumented immigrants."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37198163

She is like a bazooka of stupid, and one that invariably is pointed to do the most damage in the opposite direction than intended.

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 on: Today at 06:00:59 pm 
Started by mountainguy - Last post by San_Joaquin
"Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has warned Donald Trump of 'massive disappointment' if he backs down on his plan to deport undocumented immigrants."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37198163

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 on: Today at 05:53:34 pm 
Started by grit_1645 - Last post by grit_1645
^No interest in a tenure-track job, although a few years as a "Lecturer" (better paid) would be nice.  I like just working part time.  Perhaps I will gain a bit more free time by withdrawing from the study.  As for papers or stipends, I can't imagine that we would even be mentioned in the "thank you" notes. 

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 on: Today at 05:36:32 pm 
Started by the_swede - Last post by craftyprof
At my school, there is no faculty and no family change room. I quit going when a second student came up to me while I was changing clothes to discuss homework/class matters. I decided it was worth the 15 minute drive and extra $20 per month to go to a gym elsewhere.

Yikes. I thought having a student wait outside a bathroom stall was bad.

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 on: Today at 05:36:24 pm 
Started by clean - Last post by cmeagher7
Few companies are writing long-term care policies that are any good any more. People are living longer so payouts are higher, and interest rates are historically low, so accruing value is very difficult.

As for life insurance, that's not turning out to be such a great deal either due to low interest rates.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/business/why-some-life-insurance-premiums-are-skyrocketing.html

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 on: Today at 05:35:00 pm 
Started by grit_1645 - Last post by artalot
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it was their [faculty] job to be concerned with those things
The Provost sounds like an insensitive boor, but he is essentially correct. You are not paid to worry about those things, so concentrate your efforts on things that will help you get a TT job, do your research, live a fuller life, whatever.  I would withdraw from the study politely, unless, as crafyprof suggests there is some material benefit to you. Resist the urge to mention the Provost and his disenfranchisement of the adjuncts. It won't win you any favors.

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 on: Today at 05:32:46 pm 
Started by mountainguy - Last post by cmeagher7

I know some lesbian farmers.  They've been there for years, and nobody ever cared before.  This is just like that bathroom thing.

I hope they will at least clearly label all the produce that comes from the lesbian farms. Wouldn't want to catch anything.

It sounds like a 1950's B-movie. A group of aliens zaps a bunch of wholesome farm girls, removing their interest in men. Thus humans fail to reproduce in one generation and the aliens can easily take over our planet.

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