Friday, December 09, 2005

I'm going to chuck the cell phone and pager


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Originally uploaded by Baby Dove.
I'm feeling liberated. Seven months and twenty days... and we're out'a here. I'm going to chuck the cell phone and pager; certainly will not need them in my next life.
Cell phones and pagers, part of the technological revolution that was supposed to liberate everyone, is tethering people to their jobs to an unprecedented degree, to the point where family life is suffering.

That's the unsettling conclusion of a new study that found the increased use of these communication commandos is bringing job worries home, stressing out the family lives of men and women alike.

The study limited the blame to cell phones and pages, and not computer-based communication such as e-mail. Cell phones and pagers were linked to increased psychological distress and reduced family satisfaction for both sexes.
Of course, I'll be living in a dorm or on campus, on the clock 24/7, teaching, coaching, advising, counseling.

But no cell phone or pager!

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations. Where are you going?

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  2. Nothing yet. I'm catching some nibbles, but it's too early for any offers. I'm hoping to have a good, acceptable, firm offer by 1 March 2006 for an August 2006 start.

    Most of the schools I'm interested in can be found at the TABS site. Have any good inside tracks?

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  3. Hi! Just came to your site via this e-mail:

    Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 13:56:58 -0800
    From: "Russell Kerr" [russell@KERRLAWFIRM.COM] Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
    Subject: WARNING OF POSSIBLE SCAM WITH JOB LISTING FOR ABA-SIL Human Rights Committee e-Brief
    To: INTHUMRIGHTS@MAIL.ABANET.ORG
    Two of our listserv subscribers brought to my attention a possible scam with a listing in our “Job, Fellowship & Volunteer Postings.” The listing was entitled “US COMMITTE FOR THE U.N.: New Entry Professional Program.” I have been unable to verify the accuracy of the information and feel compelled to issue a warning that the listing may be a scam.

    While not conclusive, at least three websites suggest that this job posting is a scam.

    http://www.joewein.de/sw/nigeria-job-scams.htm

    http://tidewatermuse.blogspot.com/2005/10/anyone-want-job-at-united-nations.html

    http://www.419baiter.com/_scam_emails/419_emails_11-05_1.html

    Thanks to Jeff Robins and Elaine Michetti who brought this matter to my attention. I hope we’re wrong, but it doesn't look good. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience.

    Once again, best wishes for a happy holiday.

    Regards,
    Russell Kerr


    Free publicity, whoo hoo! Where are you from now? I'm a brand new reader and gotta get me caught up!

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