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Dept. of Birthdays

Happy Birthday, [personal profile] eaweek !

May no bosses bother you today (or indeed the rest of the year, even though we both know that may be far, far too much to ask), may the sun shine, and public trans get you where you need to go; may there be good TV and interesting fannish viewing and activities within easy reach ... in short, may today be awesome, and the rest of the year be even moreso!
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eaweek
Jun. 17th, 2015 12:07 am (UTC)
Thank you. I spent the day in a grant writing workshop. Someone leaked an internal review to the press, as a result of which the Globe aired the college's dirty laundry in public. It was a strange day. : /
kaffyr
Jun. 17th, 2015 01:31 am (UTC)
Ah, just checked out that story. Since my various companies find themselves the subjects of news stories by each other, I'm sort of familiar with the phenomenon. Sorry it made your day surreal, though. I hope someone bought you a drink to celebrate your birthday, too!
eaweek
Jun. 17th, 2015 01:56 pm (UTC)
Nothing alcoholic for me, midweek, alas. : (

Yeah, it was the strangest birthday I think I've ever had.

Thankfully the Globe article got buried pretty quickly. I'm hoping the fallout won't be too dreadful. I'd love to know what moron here at the college ever thought leaking that report (which wasn't even the final report, btw--it was an early draft) would be a good idea--yeah, scare away prospective students and their parents! Great way to help the college's financial outlook! :::headdesk:::
kaffyr
Jun. 17th, 2015 03:21 pm (UTC)
Perhaps the person knew what was coming in the final draft would be far worse, and figured it would be less awful to share a relatively benign review, however bad it looked. Maybe they felt that the short-term shock to the college's system would force the powers that be to clear up systemic problems; maybe they felt those systemic problems had to be cleared up before more parents and potential students would seriously consider your college.

Yeah, I know, I may be giving the unknown leader more credit than they deserve, but perhaps looking at the somewhat unrealistic scenarios I present would help relieve your blood pressure?

And, since you couldn't have a Big Ass Birthday Martini mid-week, here's to you being able to raise a glass over next weekend!
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