I also need to figure out to whom to ingratiate myself to be asked back. I do not really know who is in charge of what; I have met the department chair and I know the department manager but I don't know who exactly makes the hiring decisions. the fellow who hired me used to be the chair, I think, but I am not sure of that. I'd also like to know what sort of a future I have there, if any. I think one can only be "visiting faculty" for so long before they either make you regular or tell you goodbye. I would ask human resources about this but they rarely answer my emails. I mean I will probably ask them anyway but I don't expect an answer.
I also need to start thinking about summer employment. that I think I could do with a little mass email to strategically chosen persons. first I should find out just who is teaching this summer.
the one nice thing about normal work is that you don't have to keep hustling for it. on the other hand I never feel trapped in this industry!
too much to think about for a "day off," I say. I might as well do some work this morning but I'm not sure I'm up for it. I was also going to write letters today. finish my parents' letter, write my aunt a letter, write a letter to a friend I keep falling out of touch with. I used to like writing letters but as I get older I really prefer the informality of email. unfortunately my aunt, for instance, has no computer. I know. she's not even that old.