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@#%%$^, Hahvahd. That History Case Method job for which I applied - two months ago - is now flagged as a "hot job" (i.e., "We're getting desperate.") And yet, my application is STILL just "under review".
For heaven's sake, people: if you're THAT concerned to get the post filled asap, why not just interview me, at least?

In other job search related news, I've gone ahead and gotten myself fully onboarded with the Tutoring Firm.* (My brother turns out to have been right: I CAN just turn pupils down if it looks like a bad fit.)
This, in turn, may be derailed by the other job news of the day. As one can imagine, cleaning up Hurricane Harvey is a massive job for FEMA: so much so that they're looking into the possibility of poaching employees from other federal agencies (since that way, even if they need complete retraining, they don't need to redo criminal background checks or swear 'em in.) Since I sort of WOULD like to do something to help - but have no money - I may actually take them up on this: IF it looks like we'd be paid decently, and IF I can work it out with my responsibilities to G. and P.

Well, and IF Hahvahd doesn't hire me first, I guess.

* Still waiting to hear whether my blog posts over there are my intellectual property, or there's. If the former, I'll start cross-posting them here.**
Which reminds me, I need to find an actual HISTORY topic that's interesting to a broad audience, but isn't fifteenth-century Swiss jokes, or Roman understandings of sexuality, or níð, or other non-G-rated topics. I'm feel like I'm already walking the line by just MENTIONING the fact that much of Catullus ought to have a "Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics" sticker.
** ETA: sunuvubitch, no, no cross-posting. How am I supposed to put together a writing portfolio for anyone else?

Date: 2017-09-13 08:32 pm (UTC)
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For heaven's sake, people: if you're THAT concerned to get the post filled asap, why not just interview me, at least?

Seriously!
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There has been a lot of discussion on popular history twitter (I don't know what else to call it) about the repeated mentions Marie Antoinette is getting, and how it's almost always wrong. Like this one, which drops MA's name but doesn't know much about her
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/08/louise-linton-instagram
I guess part of the connection is that LL actually played MA at some point, but apparently Marie was a much nicer person than Louise and the let them eat brioche thing was not nearly as offensive at LL's instagram posts.
Greg Jenner is in the process of writing a book about historical figures as celebrities (in their own time, even if the term wasn't current) and has a good bit on MA.
Maybe choosing her would be too trendy.
I always want to know more about shoes and what people ate for breakfast, but I'm not claiming to be a broad audience.

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