I know, it's August now....but I'm in denial. So, lessons from the month of July:
- Once your committee/Dean makes a job offer and the candidate accepts it...don't throw away all your written notes about the phone interviews you conducted.
- Students don't ever understand the concept of "summer" as "professors/staff may be unavailable". I'm also a little surprised by just how many of my students are around during the summer.
- My colleagues also don't seem to understand the concept of "vacation". It's only a couple days, people, I'll be back on Monday. Gimme a break.
- home projects always take at least five times longer than anticipated
It's probably better to refer to these as "reminders," since I SHOULD have known them all, at the very least. Hello, August.
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