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where I lay my head may not be my home, but I will last on my own

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October 1, 2009 | 01:18am
Mood: above average
Music: Dido - My Life

It's October 1st and I don't have a job.

Dr. J is sending her reference Friday, and I don't know what happened to Prof. B's. With my luck it probably got lost in the mail. I'll give it a few more days before I contact her about it.

I'm just about ready to just give up on South Korea and teaching English in general. I've been feeling incredibly bitter about the whole process and, indirectly, the country as a whole. I don't know. It's stupid. But. That's how I feel.

I'm still going to do this stupid EPIK application though. I've gone to the trouble of getting the recommendations, so it's the least I could do. I may also actually finish applying to the Peace Corps as well.

I'm thinking about finding a job around here and going back to school next semester. The more I learn about Geology the more interested I get. Best of all: it leads to a real career. Several well-paid careers, really. Who knows, maybe my Russian will help me find a job with an oil company in Russia.

October 1st is my sixth month running anniversary! Woohoo! In September I ran 73.5 miles at an average pace of 9:21. August was 80.3 miles/9:48 pace. Not quite what I was aiming for (damn you, foot!), but definitely respectable.

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hi hi =)

from: euphoric1dr
date: October 1, 2009 04:50pm (UTC)
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hey sorry i've been so MIA, i miss talking w/ you :( did you ever contact the Taiwan school I'd told you about? Maybe if you keep sending emails and trying to contact them, they will really feel like you care so much that, they will then consider to hire you. It's worth trying at least!! =)

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from: aodh
date: October 1, 2009 10:02pm (UTC)
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hey there! yeah, it's been a while, but don't worry about it! Are you in Taiwan yet? And if not, when will you be heading over? Yes, I did contact the school, but they basically said "We do have a position opening, but we're still looking." I... don't know what that means. Maybe I'll do what you said and contact them again - just to remind them I'm still an option. hmm...

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from: cebus_albifrons
date: October 3, 2009 05:46pm (UTC)
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That sucks about not finding a job. I'm wondering if the economy has anything to do with it? I know this was a really bad year for grad school admissions in the humanities, as a lot of schools were having a bit of budget-paranoia and were only giving out one or two assistantships. A lot of people graduating with BAs in the humanities will only go into humanities PhD programs if they get funding, so the poor outcome of admissions may have resulted in an increase in applications to teach abroad. e.g. they may have said "I'm going to go teach in Asia for a year or two then apply again once the economy has settled down." (I've read/heard mutterings to this extent.)

Anyhow, point being, if you're having a tough time, it may be economy related, Something will probably come through eventually, though the Geology stuff sounds like a good option, too.

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from: aodh
date: October 5, 2009 04:04am (UTC)
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I bet anything you're right - the economy has to be awful in Asia as well as here in the US, and I've heard that positions have been tight due to the large number of people heading over to teach right now.

I think you're right, something will come through eventually... and if not... I can always give in and major in something useful (i.e. Geology). The US Job Outlook website even has Geology-related job prospects as being "excellent!" Better than this teaching nonsense. I'll just need to get over my issues with math...

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: October 7, 2009 01:22am (UTC)
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thanks :)

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