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Jersey job and the return of the Mac


So I didn’t get the Head of History position at the school on Jersey. But hey, I learned some lessons:

  • Experience is more important to schools than talent and having a vision.
  • Don’t say in interviews that you get angry (or even frustrated).
  • Independent selective schools have little idea about comprehensive education.

Oh, and I’m selling that cheap laptop (even though it was pretty good) and am back on the Macbook (core 2 duo). I’ve also bought myself a proper iPod…

8 thoughts on “Jersey job and the return of the Mac

  1. Hi Doug, really sorry to hear that you didn’t get the job.

    Outta interest, how much are you selling that laptop for?


  2. Hi Doug,
    Sorry you didn’t get the job – but it is very much all about experience and I’m sure your time will come. Remember when you were concerned about nobody visiting your blog? See – no worries now. Just keep up your great work.

    I grew up on Jersey – lived there from when I was 3 – 9, whole family lived there while my Dad setup investment management business for a major company. It is an amazing place but is very small and many locals feel hemmed into increasingly squashed island.

  3. I agree – good choice with the mac!

    Don't worry about the job, we'll both get a job in the same department! :)

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