Saturday, March 14, 2009

Recession Hits Kloe’s House

Yeah, so I knew it was coming. The parking lot at my private school is no longer full, not by a long shot.
Last term I taught three courses there.
This term two.
Next term I was only scheduled for one.
Which yesterday was canceled.
Conversely, the student enrollment at community colleges is bursting, up 10-20%. But there’s no money for extra sections. Our classes are just fuller. And of course there’s a hiring freeze.
In fact, I haven't applied for a tenure-track position in over three years, because there haven’t been any.
I’m going to get very skinny indeed…
(student drawing)


Zee said...

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Thanks for sharing!

kloeamongtheturks said...

Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, doll!

namastenancy said...

I'm so sorry to read this - let's hope that this recession is over soon.