I agree ,but this is a country of pussies.
You have to eatcj what you say.
I did hear a story or two about sensitivity in the US that surprised me.
Like I said,bad joke.
I am not a racialist.
Me neither, but it doesn't mean I can't find racist jokes funny.
It's in the context.
They Jew'ed you on the shipping.
I am sorry but I don't think I can meet up during your trip to Denver.
It pains me,but life took a wrong turn.
You are staying in The DTC ?
Arvada is not close, but I thinks You would love The Olde Town Pickin Parlor.
Nice selection of acoustic guitars.
Ask Denver Dave and Kerouac.
Carol might slap me around if you go there.
In the fight of my life.... Weapon of choice.... Guitar.... Taking no prisoners...
In the fight of my life...
Still rooting for the giant asteroid...
We're strangers and I hope I don't offend (at all), but you seem to think you can just "go get" a college teaching job. I know a whole bunch of college instructors - the only one who has a 'nice gig' is an endowed chair at a Pac10 University.
The others are all Ph.D.'s, and make less than me, and battle for their positions.
I can't wait to retire, but I also love my job. I wish I'd done it a lot sooner.
Let me know if you have questions.
4. Summers. This cannot be overstated. You're paid. You (should) have already signed your contract for next year. It's a real vacation, something that hardly exists in America.
It's not for everyone. But I'll quote my mentor "the thing about teaching here is, if you like people, you're gonna see 150 of them every day. And if you don't like people, you're going to see 150 of them every day."
3b. You'll always have a job. Seriously. College teaching gigs are fewer and unusually distributed. We've had teachers leave and come back, no problem.
3a. From a much more practical vantage point, you will find better pay and more job stability as a HS teacher. Teaching college is worse pay (and I am a HS teacher) and just ridiculous instability. If your drinking buddy is the department chair, this cancels out.
Interesting. Well I'm in my grad program for linguistics (and not ESL) so what I end up with is a little more specialized than most high school classes. But I did notice that you can teach English in community colleges with an undergrad in English and masters in Linguistics. It also depends on whether I do my entire program and get a pHD.
#2 -And I could end up going into something more research oriented. Who knows!? Just want to get out of the tech industry which never interested me that much, I'm just good at it. Thanks for the advice! High school does sound interesting.
I am the same old grumpy asshole as always, but every now and then I manage to do something right and convince a kid that they are a valuable person, and it is a privilege. Or, I can see them become great people despite me and my personality flaws.
2. You're needed. You just are. Yeah, you, specifically you.
1. The kids are incredible. I can see two reasons to teach: you LOVE the subject, or you really like people. The HS kids are amazing people, and your days are filled with incredible interpersonal interactions. This part of teaching vastly exceeded my expectations, and is the most significant thing I do these days.
Realized I should've PM'd you.
y-o-u-r-'-e. (hahahhahhahahahhahaha ..... teasing)
Let me encourage you to consider high school teaching, even though it's incredibly hard.
ecome great people despite me and my personality flaws.
It does suck that the forum has taken a downturn.
I feel it will resolve itself.
Your forum has been a source of entertainment, knowledge for years.
It sucks that a few people can't get along.
Dude,I hope you are ok.
When in doubt call Howie. lol
Get your Rock Face on!
Hi, I read your $50 Rockman Ultimatum find post. If you've gotten bored with the Ultimatum pedal, wanna sell it? If yes, how much?
I bought it because I am a Rockman fan and seeking there products when I can. Sorry but have no intentions of selling.
@Kerouac - Dude...that's just...