My research statements are starting to fall into place, which means I'm getting closer to having the whole application package put together. Good.
Anyway, my office mates and I were talking over the lunch table about something I've mentioned before--schools that want transcripts with our applications. There's even (at least) one department in the JFP that's asking for undergrad transcripts. Sweet Jesus, that's idiotic. Some people in this Chronicle thread say we should suck it up and send official transcripts.
But fuck that. In philosophy we apply to a fuck of a lot of jobs. Ethics and social/political people have over 100 jobs to apply for in this year's JFP. But official transcipts cost money. Sending them to every school that asks for them would mean spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars. And that's not going to happen. Crappily printed copies of the webpage that lists my grades are going to have to do.