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Job saved ... for now

I definitely owe an update to anyone who sent positive energy in my direction after I posted about my latest crisis. Last Thursday, I talked to the guy who's one step up from the Schedule Maker at College #1, and he expressed much sympathy -- not just the feelings kind, but the moral kind -- for me, as well as some embarrassment on behalf of the college for implementing changes so cavalierly. There didn't seem to be much he could do to help save my employment status, but he said he'd try something ...

and it worked, whatever it was. I am good for Fall: it's a slightly reduced course load, but at least it's scheduled for days on which I am actually available to teach it. So I shall not be immediately cast into the streets. ;-)

Thanks to any and all for their prayers and/or good wishes.

(Crossposted to Dreamwidth)

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old_black
Apr. 19th, 2016 09:53 pm (UTC)
Yay! And as much as I'd love to take "positive energy" credit, I suspect my good wishes had little impact on the situation, compared with your direct intervention :-)

And by the way, you'd know the answer to this question that I've often puzzled over: Should you say "compared to" or "compared with"?
philosophymom
Apr. 20th, 2016 08:37 am (UTC)
I always say "compared to," but it could be an American thing...

The initial email I wrote to the administrator in question was pretty good, if I say so myself, and it might have swayed him a bit. I suspect, however, that it was the intervention of a particular fellow faculty member that made the biggest impression. It appears I have one influential friend.

Edited at 2016-04-21 02:51 pm (UTC)
angiebee
Apr. 21st, 2016 12:20 am (UTC)
Congrats!
So glad to hear it! Though I haven't commented in awhile, I read your updates via my feed reader and I did pray for you after reading your last update. --Angie
philosophymom
Apr. 21st, 2016 02:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Congrats!
Thanks!
lazygal
Apr. 24th, 2016 06:39 pm (UTC)
I'm so pleased to read this (late, but better late than never, right?)! The stress of uncertainty just snowballs, I find. Glad you had the conversation with the scheduler and were able to clear things up (pity they couldn't sneak in an extra course, tho').
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