Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Professor Watson

I've been toying with the idea of working part time. Jilda and I want to travel some next year and I'd prefer not taking that much out of savings.
I was an adjunct professor at the local community college for years, but the nature of my day job changed which left little time for professor'ing. 
But now I could teach a couple of nights a week and not break a sweat. 
I called today and told the woman in personnel that I wanted to apply for position of dean of continuing education. She told me the position had already been filled. I asked if they would consider firing the new dean and giving me the job instead, but she sounded a little hesitant to do that. 
I asked if they were happy with the current chancellor because that job would do if I couldn't have the dean's job. She sounded a little nervous until I told her that I used to teach there. 
A light came on in her head when she remembered me. "I thought you were a crazy person calling me," she said. I assured her that I was in fact crazy and we had a good laugh.
She told me there were openings for night class instructors. That might be just the ticket for me.
I'm working tomorrow, but I plan to stop by and get the scoop. I think Professor Watson has a nice ring to it.


  1. That poor lady. I can just imagine the thoughts running through her mind about whether or not she should be reporting the nut on the other end of the line. And I must agree - Professor Watson does have a certain ring about it.

  2. Anonymous8:55 PM

    Hhahaha.how naughty of you.That Lady must have been releaved when she found who you were:)She might have even been delighted and give you a job:)

  3. Anonymous9:04 PM

    Best of luck...sounds like you have one foot in the door already.

  4. Oooh good luck, hope you get the job. I think they'd be lucky to have you.

  5. I'd hire you...want to work in surgery? We could use a really good brain surgeon...actually we don't do brain surgery but you could be the first! You have the guts to try I'll wager...Professor! Now if you'd just stay at a Holiday Inn Express, you'd have it made!

  6. Please get me a job while you're at it. I can read Chaucer in Middle English.


  7. Professor sounds good, but lots of responsiblity! Maybe traveling hit and miss would be fun too. Possibly find the balance and do both. Good luck, keep us posted.

  8. I'm an English adjunct professor now, and I love it. It fits well with my schedule and family responsibilities. I do believe it's the best part-time job I could ever have. I'm hoping to keep for a very long time.

    Good luck tomorrow.

  9. I think that is great! I would bet you are an amazing teacher.

  10. That sounds like a plan and I wish you would come to Europe!

  11. The woman in personnel is so good. I'd have hung up the phone! LOL!!

    Awwww GOOD LUCK with your new job, Professor Watson!!! Take care

  12. Where are you and Jilda planning on going next year? Good for you to work part time to sock away some vacation money. You and Jilda are an amazing and talented couple.

  13. I really love your sense of humor sir! And the way you put things into writing...

    I would love to be in your class Professor Watson!..


  14. What a fabulous instructor you will be...! Have fun, I know I would if I were in your class!


  15. You are crazy - but a good crazy! Good luck professor. sandie

  16. You are naughty! I think teaching a few classes sounds like it would put you in just the position you want to be in when it's time to travel. Where do you want to go?


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