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Snarky Ranty Letter I Will Never Send


Dear Grad Student on FB,

Let's be clear about something. I'm an exceedingly nice and brilliant person, some of which you are likely aware of but probably not with the full context. You see, while I am also a grad student right now, I also used to be a tenured professor at an R-1 institution. I also got tenure at the age of thirty. In short, I am not only really fucking smart, but I know my shit at a level that most people never even get to reach.

So when you decide to talk about journal publications and articles, and I point out a factual history as to why some things are the way they are, and you decide to get snarky? You look like the foolish little boy you are.

Because sweetie? We might be the same age, and we might be in the same program, but--I'm still a journal editor with some fifteen articles out there, and you aren't. So maybe if I deign to tell you things, you should consider listening. At the end of the day, you're not All That.

But I am.

Love,
me

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matrygg
Feb. 11th, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
And this is why you'll get a job out the other side when some of the rest of us scramble.

Now I really want to know who this was, so I can be snarky.
caitri
Feb. 11th, 2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
It was Galen; there was a discussion today about the specialization of journals.

To be fair, I am in a very grumpy mood today, so. (And that's why there's livejournal!)
matrygg
Feb. 11th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
That's pretty much what I use it for -- it and G+. Facebook is where I pretend a semblance of professionalism.

Don't let him get you down -- I'm sure he didn't mean anything bad and he's at the tail end of dissertating so he's probably frazzled anyway.
caitri
Feb. 11th, 2014 09:08 pm (UTC)
<3

I know it's not even a real thing; like I said I'm just very grumpy today. I blame not enough sleep and the continued cold and grey. :)
matrygg
Feb. 11th, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
The article he's mentioning there (sorry, I had a lunch meeting so I missed the actual post and needed to catch up) is in the Chronicle I believe. Basically it reads like "everyone should do collaborative digital projects now." I'll see if I can find the cite for you.
caitri
Feb. 11th, 2014 09:17 pm (UTC)
Huh. Interesting! Thanks!! :)
browngirl
Feb. 11th, 2014 11:20 pm (UTC)
I'm in a bad mood too, so I kind of wish you'd sent it. Condescending people need to be slapped.

*admires your intelligence, accomplishments, and restraint*
*hugs you*
caitri
Feb. 12th, 2014 03:20 am (UTC)
**HUGS**

And now pretentious nimwit friend of Scott's, also on FB, had to say something annoying on a writing thread. AUGH.

I am increasingly of the opinion that we need WAY more female-only space. *sigh*
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caitri
Feb. 12th, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)
1) Female-only spaces do have less mansplaining though.

2) This is true, I just don't want to teach people all the fucking time. It's exhausting even when it's not happening.
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