Sunday, July 1, 2007

Rocking the Passive Voice XIII

Alright, here's another PFO:
Our Hiring Committee determined that some other candidates made a better fit with the current needs of the department.

There's no passivity there at all. Sure, there's some weird and unnecessary capitilization, but there's no passivity. I mean, this PFO is remarkably forthright about taking responsibility for rejecting me.

So why am I telling you about it? Because it's from the one school that both me and the future Dr. Mrs. Dr. PGS applied to. That was our one chance last year of ending up in the same city for the long term. So this one hurts a lot more than most.

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