Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Best present I could have wished for: a compliment

It has been a rough month. First, our NWO proposal got rejected, despite being rated 'good/excellent'. Annoying. Second, the article we'd sent in for a special issue to the journal 'Organization' got rejected. Okay, it had been a last minute thing, but still, it was disappointing not to have been granted the opportunity to develop it further. And then third, the article we had already been working on for a year, got rejected by Organization Studies, after waiting for over 6 months ago for the reviews. Not just annoying, not just disappointing, but incredibly frustrating and demotivating. When I read the letter this Sunday, I couldn't even think of a way to tweet how I felt about this, but it would have probably been something about a boxing match, three rounds, going down each time, you know... that kind of thing!