✌ Victory! ✌


#1106

wtf? is your husband happy to move to your preferred state? if so what the fuck should they care? you are both happy is the important bit isn’t it?
also what state is supposedly full of roving murderous methheads?


#1107

Not knowing much about history, I can’t really say. I’d say that in my discipline (evolution), I saw probably 40 jobs posted that were close enough to consider. Of those, about 10 were at the types of institutions I wanted to work at. The curve is certainly that a minority, maybe around 10-15%, of students will end up in TT jobs.

He would also prefer the other state, but is willing to go with. He’d rather us settle somewhere and build the rest of our life than have me make a bad employment choice and have to move again in 3-4.

I’m not going to answer this in the non-regulars locked thread, but it would not be unreasonable to think that if we were out in the boonies of this state, that might be an issue. But we’ll be living in a city. A normal city. Where there aren’t methed-out hordes roving the streets.


#1108

That is awful. I know you know this, and it doesn’t make the situation any easier, but you know that other stuff isn’t true. I hope eventually your families come around to the two of you doing what’s right for you.

Go you!


#1109

Ah yes, lived that.

We never knew what Mom had against Texas - the south in general, but Texas especially - but she would not visit. She had never been in the state save for a layover at DFW in the 80s.


#1110

Thank you!


#1111

Fair enough. Sounds like you two are being realistic about things. So yay!


#1112

Your husband is strong - he’ll survive emasculation.

Or he’s weak and he won’t. But you’ll be in a great state!


#1113

Which job has the better chance of becoming a tenure-track position? That’s the one to take.


#1114

And now I think I know which state! Although, to be fair, you’ve described most of them.


#1115

They’re both TT, and both have reasonable tenure requirements per my research program.


#1116

What is this, the 1950s?

No wonder you don’t want to live in the same state as them.


#1117

Depending on where you’re from, that state can be anywhere between Ohio and Nevada inclusive.

In my experience, “roving murderous methheads” sounds like that little corner of Oklahoma/Kansas/Arkansas/Missouri near the Ozarks… or practically the entire state of Indiana.

It could be anywhere.


#1118

It sound like you’re making an excellent case for moving to a state which is away from his parents, and where your parents don’t want to visit.


#1119

Maine also


#1120

Yeah, I don’t think they know what a great case they’re making for the place I’d rather live.


#1121

That was my guess


#1122

Could be. For me, Maine has always seemed too superficially nice for methhead biker gangs. Kind of like Minnesota.* Maybe that northern part of interior Maine through New Hampshire and Vermont, near the White Mountains.

*I know, Minnesota has meth and biker gangs too.


#1123

How about “all of Maine > 4 miles from the shoreline” ?

That’s my guess, anyway.


#1124

…and >1 mile north of Portland?


#1125

That sounds a veritable sea of jobs compared to local postings about history. I was just looking on the USG website (the state university system website) and found 4 or 5 jobs in or around the city, with only one TT (I think, it’s a CC). I don’t think GSU has posted VL positions yet. We’ll see!

Good luck on the job offers though![quote=“infundibulum, post:1104, topic:71196”]
that my preferred state is really dangerous and my family will be murdered by roving methheads.
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Also, this is CRAZY to say! I’m not sure they know how methheads work! :wink: