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Re: Partlycloudy

Posted by alexandra_k on September 14, 2018, at 20:39:53

In reply to Re: Partlycloudy alexandra_k, posted by alexandra_k on September 14, 2018, at 20:24:54

I guess that's why there's nothing much to be done but to huddle with the herd of people `just like you' whatever that means.

Because, yeah, at the end of the day it isn't a faculty that is known for being highly productive. And I guess there are a bunch of people with vested intereset in it staying that way.

And if I manage to finish in a timely fashion then the question is raised about why can't more finish in a timely fashion? And the current state of the University economy depends on keeping them believing they aren't good enough to be anything more than what they are... You know, sessional assistants hired for the jobs the permanent staff least want to do. Maybe... Or maybe not. Depending on the whims of the permanent staff. Which means they would have to do a bunch of `making nice' with the permanent staff to have any job at all...

Which is fine and good but does it result in greater productivity for the permanent staff? I would think it would only be justified (if at all) because of some claim to greater productivity...

Or maybe it is about having a greater volume of low paid jobs. I think it is the `low road' to growth, again. All these manager and assistant managers and all these `department advisor or x' or whatever...

You know it is harder and harder and harder to find academic staff at the Universities. What they do is they make the department not about the staff, they make it about the degree. The actual piece of paper. And the degree regulations require you to take various courses. And it's the... Non-personal institutional structure that they sell...

And it sort of disguises the fact that *there's nobody home*. The actual academics were viewed as totally replacable units. I mean, you could hire a lowly paid sessional assistant to do the work of the... Professor? How high does it go? Not sure... You could do that and the kids won't even notice. Or, if they do, what they gonna do about that? Not finish their degree in the minimum time? But they'll be stuck believing they are never good enough.... Forever.. Hahahaha.

Awful people. Awful structure.

I don't believe one has to join them. But how are things going to develop, then. How do they? Yeah.




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