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  •  gosh, thanks for the chuckles! (0+ / 0-)
    If you are still looking for teaching positions in the last few years at the age of 57, you don't have tenure and are not tenure track.
    what? you don't say, mr. holmes! my wife and i have both been lucky and adventurous enough to have lived and worked abroad for most of the last 20 years, so tenure has never been high on my personal bucket list
    but the jobs you are apparently applying for are not, what in the academic field, would be considered the competitive jobs.
    again my dear mr. holmes, the jobs i am applying for (and getting!) are certainly competitive in their own measly, insignificant, non-tenure bearing way, and i'm quite proud to have won any and all of them!
    I do not think you can extrapolate your experience as an example of anything but your personal experience.
    my original post was concerned with the welcome lack of ageist discrimination in my field, as i have experienced it personally...not hard to understand is it, mr. holmes?

    Sarah Palin is a disgusting racist pig.

    by memofromturner on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 03:53:48 PM PDT

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    •  You work in a field that is a temp field (0+ / 0-)

      that you have not experienced age discrimination is not a function of the lack of age discrimination in higher education but that you choose to work in an area in that field that is not competitive.

      It doesn't take a rocket scientist (or a fictional character) to figure this out, you are just making pronouncements about a field I happen to have worked in and know, full well, is not immune to age or any other time of discrimination in jobs that are actually competitive.  

      You didn't "win" a plum job, you chose a job most would find a poor consolation prize.  That you believe they are particularly competitive in academia is peculiar. But if that makes you feel fabulous and special, and uniquely talented, that's great!  Rock on!  

      If you want to deny age discrimination in the field of higher ed, you need a better sample that just your own experience to qualify as any kind of applied academic rigor.

      But chuckles, that's just the facts, do you? understand?

      "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of the United States of America -9.75 -6.87

      by Uncle Moji on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 04:41:43 PM PDT

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      •  you are not only a pompous, wannabe elitist (0+ / 0-)

        and an incredible ass, but you are not particularly bright...your attempts at insulting me are quite pathetic but provide a telling glimpse of your values

        no matter - according to a constipated "academic" like yourself, a larry summers, for example, is far superior to a person like yourself (don't suggest you could "compete" w/ larry), you are superior to me because i'm just a glorified temp (although you don't know me, nor what i do), and i, even though i'm distinctly second-class in your rarified circles, am far superior to the salvadoran guy who works at the carwash on the corner, because that guy really can't compete for the good jobs...

        i think any rational person reading this exchange would agree you lost this argument with your first ridiculous response

        Sarah Palin is a disgusting racist pig.

        by memofromturner on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 02:45:55 PM PDT

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