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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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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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: 10-23-2001
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: 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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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: 05-13-2009
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 - 7:53pm
Well, you know Pell grants are a government handout. And you know how some people are. If it's a government handout that they personally don't qualify for, they don't think they should exist. Our former foster daughter is going to college partially on a Pell Grant. I couldn't be prouder of her.
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Registered: 05-13-2009
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:53pm

thardy2001 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;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Don't tell me you don't know what condescending means bordwithyou, and yea your posts do come across as that. &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium"&gt;<strong>I have probably the losest job status of anyone on this forum, my crappy factory job.  I have never felt that Bord's posts to be  condescending.   I understand that other's work situations are different from mine.  I do not spend any of my work day on IV but I do understand that others do have that option.   That different jobs are different is not that hard to grasp.  Stating that fact is not condescending.</strong>  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Your work ethic or simply your work if anyone's going to parse words is something I respect.  But not Savcal, Bord nor Chestnut "have the option" to play on iVillage during working hours.  It is stealing from the employer.  They were never interviewed nor hired with an eye toward having "breaks" to play on iVillage, Facebook, or other. </p><p>People have either not gotten caught yet or there's very poor oversight and extremely low compensation and expections.  Or all three.</p>

My employer disagrees.

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Registered: 09-15-2013
Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:54pm

    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. 

    No, temp agencies.

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    Sun, 10-06-2013 - 8:10pm

    mortyswife wrote:
    <div style="color:#111111; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:normal; text-align:left; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; background-color:#ffffff"><div><ul></ul></div></div><div style="border-bottom-color:#cccccc; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-style:solid; color:#111111; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:normal; text-align:left; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; background-color:#ffffff"><div><div><div><p>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. </p><p>No, temp agencies.</p></div></div></div></div>

    The hourly rate paid for a temp worker through a temp agency goes to the agency, who keeps a portion and the rest to the worker. So the hourly rate "paid" for a temp is not what the temp earns. The temp earns less.

    However, I did temp work for a while right out of college and the pay - considering I had no benefits - was pretty good.  

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