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Trucking as a State of Mind | The New Yorker
Review of "The Long Haul: a trucker's tales of life on the road" by Finn Murphy.
book  review  work  labor  job  trucking 
july 2017 by tsuomela
How To Talk To A Dean | The Professor Is In
"I would say that Deans tend to fall into three general patterns in terms of interactions with job candidates—the explanatory pattern, the budgetary pattern, and the intellectual pattern. These are not necessarily mutually exclusive."
teaching  academia  assessment  job  interview  phd 
april 2012 by tsuomela
What the Heck is “Assessment”? (A Guest Post) | The Professor Is In
"The first question in the phone interviews asked how I would assess a course. The second asked how I would incorporate assessment in curriculum development. I’m reproducing my responses below because I think that it would be helpful to blog readers to have a response ready should similar questions be asked of them."
teaching  academia  assessment  job  interview  phd 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Ecology without Nature: How to Get That Elusive Academic Job Part 3: Ikebana Practice
As members of the hiring committee we need to know:

1) what the big picture is in your work
2) how you did it (ethnography, close reading, exploring ideas x, y, z, history...)
3) ONE discovery/original conclusion

We need to know it in PARAGRAPH 1 or 2 of your job letter.
job  career  academia 
october 2010 by tsuomela
A Non-Academic Career?
Information, Resources, And Background On Options For Philosophers
Prepared by the APA Committee on Non-Academic Careers
philosophy  academia  work  job  career 
september 2010 by tsuomela
How to Make an American Job Before It's Too Late: Andy Grove - Bloomberg
Andy Grove, from Intel, deviates from the free trade party line to suggest that America might need a job creation or industrial policy.
economics  industry  policy  job  industrial-policy 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Taken for Granted: Shocked, Shocked! to Find Disappointment on Campus - Science Careers - Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Faculty, Postdoc jobs on Science Careers
But as the great majority of faculty members learn--quickly or slowly depending on where they end up--the opportunity to do important science and gain major recognition only ever exists for a relative few--overwhelmingly those educated and employed at the most prestigious universities. The real issue in the distribution of recognition and prestige, Hermanowicz's meticulous research shows, is not the ability or drive of individual scientists but, to paraphrase the book's subtitle, "how institutions shape careers."
academia  academic  job  career  science  prestige  expertise  reputation  research  sociology  institutions 
december 2009 by tsuomela
Renaissance Soul Life Design
Margaret Lobenstine website, author The Renaissance Soul
career  coaching  renaissance-soul  job  work 
august 2009 by tsuomela
W. P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship at York University : Confessions of a Science Librarian
A strong commitment to research in any relevant area of e-librarianship such as: e-learning, digital collections, collaborative web spaces, social software, interactive and integrative online services, semantic web or cyberinfrastructure is required.
e-librarianship  libraries  research  job  academic  scholarly-communication 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Robert Paterson's Weblog: The Freelance Life - Security and Peace of Mind - Why these cannot exist in a job
So my bottom line lesson is this. A job only has the illusion of security. What you do or contribute has little real impact on your security. The real game is power at the top. This is not confined to banking but all bureaucracies. You are expendable.
work  labor  job  career  freelance  entrepreneur 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Wages and Human Capital in the U.S. Financial Industry: 1909-2006
We use detailed information about wages, education and occupations to shed light on the evolution of the U.S. financial sector over the past century. We uncover a set of new, interrelated stylized facts: financial jobs were relatively skill intensive, complex, and highly paid until the 1930s and after the 1980s, but not in the interim period. We investigate the determinants of this evolution and find that financial deregulation and corporate activities linked to IPOs and credit risk increase the demand for skills in financial jobs. Computers and information technology play a more limited role. Our analysis also shows that wages in finance were excessively high around 1930 and from the mid 1990s until 2006. For the recent period we estimate that rents accounted for 30% to 50% of the wage differential between the financial sector and the rest of the private sector.
financial-services  finance  markets  history  employment  job  money  income  income-distribution 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Power-Biased Technological Change and the Rise in Earnings Inequality
New information and communication technologies, we argue, have been ‘power- biased’: they have allowed firms to monitor low-skill workers more closely, thus reducing the power of these workers. An efficiency wage model shows that ‘power-biased technical change’ in this sense may generate rising wage inequality accompanied by an increase in both the effort and unemployment of low-skill workers. The skill-biased technological change hypothesis, on the other hand, others no explanation for the ob- served increase in effort.
money  power  job  career  work  labor  technology  technology-effects  skills  growth  economics 
march 2009 by tsuomela
The middle-age, middle-income squeeze - MIT News Office
Dramatic shifts in the U.S. labor market in the last 25 years are relegating older workers -- even those with a college education -- to lower-wage jobs, according to a research paper by MIT Economics Professor David Autor.
economics  work  job  age  demography  labor  retirement 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Why The Stimulus Package Isn't For Startups: The Gov't Doesn't Want Creative Destruction | Techdirt
Another example of the libertarian/technology nexus knocking the role of government. Government money goes to incumbents and therefore creates non-revolutionary jobs. Plus some added wild hypotheticals.
politics  economics  stimulus  job  libertarian  government  hypothetical 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Maverick Philosopher: Philosophy and Livelihood: Build a Slave!
What my correspondents want to know is how to both be independent scholars and fill their bellies.

One idea is to take Spinoza as your model, live with Dutch frugality, and find the modern-day equivalent of lens grinding.
philosophy  vocation  job  work  labor  academia  graduate-school  frugal 
february 2009 by tsuomela
How Government Prolonged the Depression -
Mostly complaints about government control of wages and prices during Great Depression...assertions that this was bad.
great-depression  conservative  job  employment  government 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Simple online time tracking, timesheet and reporting software: Harvest
Harvest, online time tracking and billing software for PC and Mac. World's best time tracking, invoicing, web-based application, project time tracking, employee time tracking, expense tracking, reporting. Keep track of account receivables, revenue and ope
business  consulting  invoicing  tool  career  job 
march 2008 by tsuomela

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