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:
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.

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