Yeah, my degree is "stale" (I prefer "classic"); yeah, I'm not "energetic!!", but I'd be perfectly capable of filling one of the 700 jobs that the Cal State system will open.
But I ain't gonna do it.
Just heard that a surfing buddy of the dept chair got the job at a local community college. There were 130 applicants.
And then this bit of bragging from the article:
"Still, the university [Cal Poly San Luis Obispo] didn't do poorly: The newcomers (who will make between $65,000 and $70,000 to start) include a microbiologist with a PhD and a medical degree from Cornell, a postdoctoral biochemist from Stanford and Derik Frantz, who earned a PhD from the University of Zurich and currently is a postdoctoral scholar at MIT."
I don't surf, haven't been to Zurich, and I'm busy finding another career.
-- Krabby Kathy