I've learned that a number of departments here have reported that candidates with signed contracts have backed out and said they've changed their mind. I can't blame them.
They signed a contract for one salary, and suddenly that salary has been cut by 8% or so. I wish I felt like I could get out.
It seems like, throughout my life experience, with few exceptions, the left has come up with ideas that seem reasonable and beneficial, only to be outmaneuvered by the right. And once again. It's like the folks on the left are smart, but not as savvy at politics or something, and that at almost every level. But we think we're smarter, so we don't respect the smarts the opposition has or something.
I need to decide about selling my house. It's a bad time, but it seems like things could get a lot worse, and I could rent an apartment fairly cheaply, and put my money into something less scary than real estate here.