Monday, April 9, 2007

Everybody's Working for the Weekend

Ah, crap. I suppose I'd be remiss if I didn't flag that Maclean's piece about the adjuncts for the added reason that it tells a story of a philosopher working in a call center part-time to make ends meet. God damn. That really just means you're in the wrong business.

1 comment:

P.G.O.A.T. said...

Dude. Seriously. Four years in a call center to make ends meet while subsisting on part-time adjunct scraps is a pretty serious sign that you need to find something else to be when you grow up. They weren't even willing to give the guy a full load of adjunct classes. Take the hint, dude. They don't really want you. They're never gonna want you. Give it up already. There's being exploited because the system's screwed up, and then there's being exploited because you're not competent to be a full member of the system.

(Heh. Yes, I'm clearly being a bitch here. But guys like this are an insult to the poor academics who really are getting screwed by the increasingly exploitative reliance on adjunct teaching. And, as I always like to say, just because you're a bitch doesn't mean you're not also right. (It's a new, more mean-spirited take on the old "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you."))