An Adjunct in the Real World: Or, Ten Reasons to Leave Your Higher Degree(s) Off Your Résumé

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by Jude Fawley On the second day of my last full-time (temporary) job, my shift manager, “Frank,” pulled up a chair and leaned in close. He wanted to know a little more about me. When I mentioned that I’d taught college for over ten years, he caught me by surprise by asking, “So you have the Ph.D., then?” I admitted I did, though I’d left it off my résumé. Fortunately, Frank didn’t seem to care. My performance as a proofreader of packaging materials was evaluated weekly, based on my accuracy and average time per job. He cared more that I […]
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