12 November 2011


I've applied for a new job at the university, at another storage place.  It's an internal posting thus far, so I have a little advantage, but generally speaking, when an internal posting is made, they usually have someone in mind for the spot. 

The job is an improvement in terms of money, but in terms of people and bosses, it's hard to say.  I don't know anything about the people here. 

Change isn't my favourite thing.  I would willingly stay at the old job, but I don;t know how much longer the bookstore will be there.  When I was first made permanent eight or nine years ago, I could not imagine a university ever not needing a bookstore.  Now I can't imagine the store lasting much longer.  I wonder if I was simply naive, or if the technology has changed so quickly so fast.  It's possible the store will survive with a reorganization, perhaps find a way to exist within this new paradigm, and the paradigm after that, and the one after that, and so on, and so on, but from here, it appears the days are numbered.  I have to make my decisions based on what is today, rather than what might be later. This new job seems more stable.  Stop the paradigm shift, please, I want to get off. I could be making a huge mistake, but for now this seems to be the right move.


Patience said...

I have to say that since going back to school (Seneca College,Ryerson,Humber) I can see how a university could survive without a bookstore. When I went to get one book at Ryerson; not only was it not in stock but they were charging more than I would pay online at Chapters. Sorry to be negative. Also given how thick and heavy this particular book was (Comp TIA Exam Prep); if I'd had a notepad/Ipad; I could have bought the e-book and downloaded it onto the former and that would have been the smarter option. (don't get me wrong; I'll never stop having paper books but this is the way texts are going in some ways) Prayers that you get the new job.

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Don't apologize for being negative when negative is accurate.