Post 17. Regrouping, or Feeling Crummy but Pressing On
"I do not think that I am going to be able to make the [February 28] deadline [for the revised thesis].
"I am trying right now to do an inventory to see how much work is needed to get the thing done, and where that puts me in terms of a completion date.
"My preliminary inventory placed me at March 5 -- ugh -- which I know means that I can kiss an interview for the tenure track job (whose hiring committee wanted my thesis ASAP) goodbye. (I'd been upset that my projected workload for the week will also have to include either a whole or a half day spent completing the post-doc app for a joint research project with my advisor, but now that I have very likely torched myself for the tenure-track job, it is more important than ever that I make time for this! I have another post-doc app due this week; [another] is due March 15.)
"Anyhoo, I want to do another, more specific inventory today to be sure that the target date will work.
"Feeling Crummy But Pressing On,
Since making that post, I have discovered one bit of good news: the number of post-doc applications that I have to sweat this week has decreased from two to one, as I read the small-print and discovered that the March 1 applicaton is open only to folks with Ph.D. in hand. (To be fair, someone in the department that offers this post-doc asked me to apply -- but she also thought at that point that I would be phinished by now. Or, at least, I *think* that she did. ... Ugh. Yes, notifying the department would clarify everything, but I do not have the heart to contact the department to check: having one less thing to worry about this week is a gift, and I am going to run with it. So the post-doc for my advisor is the only one that I am going to worry about over the next few days.)
Still Feeling Crummy, Still Pressing On,
: ( "Carine"