Just for the record
Thanks for your advice on the job I mentioned in my last post: I did decide to turn it down. I've gotten another job offer for the new school year, but it involves counseling undergrads, so Kindly Prof is advising me not to take it, saying he suspects it'll end up taking too much time away from my dissertation. He may be right, and I'm pondering what to do. I also am still waiting to hear about another job that would begin during the summer.
You know, it's hard to overstate how difficult it is, as a grad student, to figure out what the right balance is between ensuring a reasonable amount of financial security and finishing one's degree within a decade.
Hoping to return to more regular postings soon.