My formal (as in economic) link with the Danish Welfare History project ended at the turn of the month. As it is, I am still waiting for final confirmation of another project which is due to begin on 1 April (and that is no joke).
After taking a long, hard look at my bank account – I am by no means a rich man, but I have no debts in any form either – I decided to take the next couple of months from my savings, finishing manuscripts (sigh) and perhaps even try to start on something I’ve promised to deliver in August.
On the other hand, as any good political scientist ought to know “final confirmation” should be considered a potential veto point, so if there is a rejection (less likely) or a delay (possible), things do look a bit different. As in the question “What is plan B for a (by then: former) university researcher and lecturer?”
There are some bears out there that I wish had been shot (by myself and others) by now, but that’s life.
And don’t worry: I’ll be keeping an eye on the Danish political scene. Not quite as surprising as the Egyptian one but still worth a glance for those concerned.
PS: What? No unemployment insurance? Well, I am a member of an unemployment fund and as such qualified for unemployment benefit but a) I’m really doing some work the next couple of months and b) there are enough stories about dysfunctional activation that my time and money are better spent elsewhere for the moment.