For many if not most, being an adjunct is the professional equivalent of domestic abuse, PTSD and Stockholm syndrome rolled into a single despairing plight that has only one feasible resolution: as with any dysfunctional relationship, at some point you must first DECIDE to go, then GO.It could be worse. You could be working full-time at McDonald's saying, "Would you like fries with that, sir?" The pay at McDonald's is just a bit worse, and you spend more hours on your feet. But you don't get the psychic income associated with teaching college students.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Being An Adjunct Is Unfortunate, But I Think This Goes A Bit Far
From an article at The Adjunct Crisis, about trying to convert to full-time faculty: