Thursday, April 14, 2011

P: Publication

They tell you that you need at least one publication on your CV/resume if you want to land a job. So you get your article "Giraffes, germs, and jazz: Random Keywords in Somme Arthur's Booke" accepted by the prestigious Journal of Literary Randomness. Then they say at a job meeting that all the prestigious universities require at least two publications. So you publish "Obscure Words Linked By a Tenuous Argument" in the even more prestigious Journal of Obscure 18th Century American Literary Randomness. And then your advisor tells you that without at least three publications, you don't have a snowball's chance in hell of landing a job. And so it continues. (And you don't land a job, by the way.)

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