Friday, February 27

a conversation with my prof

is never something i really look forward too. He is such a miser with the positive feedback ( like one in my 10 years at work) that i always figure a conversation with him is going to land me somewhere im not really happy being. So just start to imagine how bloody good i felt yesterday afternoon (after a run no less, so i was feelin pretty pleased with my self anyway for dragging my butt out the door in 40 degree heat instead of lunch with a colleague,) when i walked out of his office with...

a) a swanky new office of my choice, including the one with couch (lol, very coveted in our department) just vacated by exiting naughty other prof. Think Im gonna take the one next door though.

b) a promotion

c) academic control over a entire MOU work program involving 5 independent research projects and support staff

d) 4 more guilt free months on salary to finish up The Thing.

Im pretty stoked. It was a good day.

13 comments:

Rixa said...

Wow, sounds like a pretty sweet deal for you. So you really get 4 paid months to work on the dissertation? Wow!

wombat064 said...

Good on ya Kel......

Em said...

Well done Kel!! You talented thing :D

innercitygarden said...

Because you rock. Obviously (although lots of other people doing PhDs also rock, and they don't even get a desk in the tutors room).

Veggie Gnome said...

Woohoo! You deserve it! Enjoy! :)

Even though the word verification says it's 'insan'.

Julie said...

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I guess all those award nominations added up :-)

elburro said...

Yay! Good for you!!!

TheCrone said...

Congratulations and accolades!

Annuska said...

wooohooo! You are a born negotiator obviously!

Kel said...

thanks everyone for your kind and supportive words. I did enjoy what was the high of the moment for at least 10 hours before reality came crashing back! theres real life and then theres academia!

kale for sale said...

Big congratulations! Good for you.

Gavin said...

Well done Kel, you deserve it.

Gav

littleecofootprints said...

Wow! Congratulations! I imagine it is nice to feel rewarded for all thst hard work. Cheers, Tricia