I know y’all feel me out there in academia. This year I have the pleasure of sitting on 2 search committees and a personnel committee, all within my department, which is in between chairs, and the interim chair doesn’t respect me. And I hate my classes. So far, there is a temporary contrast effect where my salary keeps me from leaving, for now… but the job conditions have me on the market (and the dean, too!).
At least I got a raise with tenure… at least I got the tenure bump… at least I have tenure….
#2 notes that she starts bright and early at 8am teaching a math class! Also, she hasn’t gotten her contract letter for the year yet. And she has no idea how many department searches her department will be doing, but at least now she has two interim administrators in addition to the non-interim provost (still no word on the interim president). Oh, and after she completely reconfigured her class homework assignments etc. (but before writing down the changes on paper), the university reverted her blackboard page to what it was 2 years ago, two days before her first 8am class. Thank you university!
Commiserate in the comments.