“Several interested applicants have written to point out that the link provided for the JPO position in Kathmandu in the December 1st email incorrectly led to the JPO position in Chad that was advertised this past summer. To clarify, the current vacancies are in Kathmandu and in Santo Domingo. I apologize for the inconvenience and confusion this caused.”—
Years ago, I signed up for job alerts from the UN and never figured out how to turn them off.
But Catherine Rice-Medley, a foreman for Building Services, vehemently disagreed with that perspective.
“You’re not too busy,” she insisted. “If you take the time to urinate in a bottle, you can’t be that busy.” She added that with bathrooms on almost every floor, students cannot argue that their rooms are located too far away from the nearest bathroom to justify using a bottle.
In which we begin to fear for the future of America.
“What else is there to tell? I am bad at interviewing people. I avoid situations in which I have to talk to anyone’s press agent. (This precludes doing pieces on most actors, a bonus in itself.) I do not like to make telephone calls, and would not like to count the mornings I have sat on some Best Western motel bed somewhere and tried to force myself to put through the call to the assistant district attorney.”—Joan Didion, who gives me hope in "In a Room Literally Papered With False Starts."