Wednesday Worries

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Wednesday Worries
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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 11:27am

1. What is one thing that worries you right now?

2. Does the weather by you think it is fall/winter/spring or summer?

3. How is your calendar for October? Slow, medium, busy?

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Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:48pm

[quote=pumpkinangel]<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">mortyswife</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt;But you were poor and you took &lt;strong&gt;pell grant money&lt;/strong&gt;, No?  Or was that savcal? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:x-small"&gt;&lt;span&gt;I think that was Marla.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>How are your children going to be paying for college?</p>

What the heck can possibly be wrong with accepting Pell Grants, if eligible?

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:31pm
No, I can't teach statistics. I don't have any training in stat beyond the elementary courses I took when I was an undergrad! I can teach European history, ancient through early modern. I also teach one course, History of Exploration, that goes into the modern era, but that required additional training. My husband is also a medievalist and while can teach the same lower division courses, we can't teach each other's specialty courses.
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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:28pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">emptynester2009</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium"&gt;I find it extremely funny that the person accusing another of being condescending once told me that they would never want to do my "crappy factory job".  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>

Who has called your job a crappy factory job? </p>

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I  guess  forgot the exact quotes.      The poster  formerly known as Springfever posted:

“There is soooooo much more to life than working a crappy factory job. Why would you want to work when you dont have to and not enjoy everything that life has to offer? “

Your post  on the matter was:

“I wouldn't want to work in an un-airconditioned room all day and work without benefits either.  Whatever floats y'all's boat, rock on! “ 

True you did not call my job a crappy factory job but  your  post was just as condescending.

Both quotes from the Little Taste thread above. 

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Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:22pm

bordwithyou wrote:
Yes, Jambles, I am doing an overload course both semesters this year. "Heavy" is a relative term, but I am doing more than 2x the required/normal number of classes for my department this year. Kind of a long story that involves most of the other pre-modernists in my dept being on leave or sabbatical and not having a qualified temp around on short notice.

Yea, I get that not everybody would be qualified to teach..  History of all classes.  Could you teach statistics? 

 

 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:20pm

Are they contracted out then marty?  That would make sense if they are, A lot of times company hire projet managers and pay them large sums of money at one time or fixed times.  I get that your business operates differently, It sounds like your company is huge. 

 

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:17pm
"I think it depends on the line of work, temps can be cheaper than fte, my husband fights that beast wiht other senior management all the time. But the nonsense that it takes so much knowledge to do support jobs is just that, some of that help are student workers themselves." Gosh, you sound bitter. Why don't you look up the qualifications for Sav's job sometime? We aren't talking hiring student workers to run the copy machine.
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Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:14pm
Yes, Jambles, I am doing an overload course both semesters this year. "Heavy" is a relative term, but I am doing more than 2x the required/normal number of classes for my department this year. Kind of a long story that involves most of the other pre-modernists in my dept being on leave or sabbatical and not having a qualified temp around on short notice.
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Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:14pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>You're in teacher overload?  No way.....  Your load can't be that heavy. </p>

In the academia world, overload refers to teaching more classes than you originally contract to.  It basically means you're teaching an additional class (or more) for additional pay above and beyond your base salary.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:14pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">"So your company has to hire extra workers to get the job done because people aren't doing their job. Wow. That must be a hard situation to work in and with..." That's what I thought, too, PKA, when I first read Morty's complaint. It turns out these women fooling around has no effect on office productivity and doesn't cost any more $$$ because they need the temp anyway. Evidently the only issue is that they bother Morty.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>A temp costs more than a hired employee. </span></span></strong></p>

I think it depends on the line of work, temps can be cheaper than fte, my husband fights that beast wiht other senior management all the time.  But the nonsense that it takes so much knowledge to do support jobs is just that, some of that help are student workers themselves. 

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:06pm

You're in teacher overload?  No way.....  Your load can't be that heavy. 

 


 


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