More ethical woes
To Zuska: as I mentioned in a previous reply to one of your comments, I already read Ms. Mentor's book. It didn't solve all my problems. Sorry.
re: recent discussions about the Pill, etc. I heard on CNN this morning that the makers of the Patch are now admitting users are at a higher risk of blood clots because of the high dose of hormones in it... really glad I got off it. And I have to wonder if there's a connection there with the onset of my migraines- there definitely was a correlation with the timing.
So I have two really frightening stories to tell today, assuming I have time to type them before my timer goes off. I'll try to make it brief.
1- Regarding the job search. A friend of mine told me recently that the reason her husband got a job at Well-Known University is because she happened to know a guy from her company who knew a guy on the search committee, whose wife wanted to work at their company...
and voila, everyone scratches each other's back, and two days later, he has the job.
Granted, he got the interview all on his own, but he hadn't heard from them in months. The friend wrote a somewhat misleading recommendation letter (he had actually never met the husband), and all is taken care of.
This is the stuff that wakes me up in the middle of the night.
2- Apparently a National Academy of Sciences member who works in my area has been sexually harrassing- actually, attacking- women for decades.
It's one of those stories that comes out when women admit to each other that it happened to them, "Oh, it happened to you too???" is how it goes.
I want to know why the National Academy condones this kind of behavior.
The worst twist in this story: one of the women on the Misconduct Oversight Committee said the women who complained "shouldn't rock the boat." Thanks a lot, lady. We really want guys like this in our midst!
I have a feeling I would critically injure anyone who tried a move like that on me, and I would be the one to end up in court for assault and battery. But it would probably be worth it. I'd rather be the one who takes the guy out for good than the one who is supposed to be in charge of Oversight, and chooses instead to Overlook. Shame on you!