more on spousal hiring
I'm not really in the mood to read this and all the links therein, but you might be.
We definitely had an interesting discussion here when I wrote about some ramifications of spousal hiring in a previous post.
I'm glad to see people are talking about it, even if it won't make one bit of difference to my career.
I really do think some people don't realize how potentially complicated and offensive the subject can be.
I recently had a professor tell me he could have gotten me a job as an addendum to hiring MrPhD.
I was disgusted that he actually implied I wasn't worth hiring otherwise, and didn't invite me to apply on my own, if there really were openings (and I'm not sure there are, this guy has a reputation for lies, damn lies, and politics).
MrPhD didn't want the job anyway. The whole exchange was so smarmy that I decided I wouldn't want to apply.
But it was pretty upsetting. I sometimes wonder if these kinds of things are technically (borderline?) illegal?