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Posts tagged with casual voices

  1. Casual Voices: Ashamed and disenfranchised

    Posted 22 January 2014 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    I am nearing 10 years of tutoring and occasional lecturing at one of Australia's top universities. I am ashamed. I have a job which carries some prestige, but I have moved to my mother's house and ...

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  2. Casual Voices: Sylvia

    Posted 3 September 2013 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    Gambling with life (or how to keep a room for yourself)

    This little incident happened just two weeks before the beginning of the second semester: meaning ten weeks since I was paid last. The food, ...

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  3. Casual Voices: Lisa

    Posted 12 August 2013 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    I love the work of teaching. I hate the conditions. They are honestly worse than when I started my employment on checkouts at KMart over 20 years ago.

    We can't plan our teaching, let alone our ...

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  4. Casual Voices: Anonymous

    Posted 6 August 2013 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    I work as a stripper to subsidise my PhD studies (scholarship stipends don't cover basic cost of living) over semester breaks.  It's exhausting.  The university demands more and ...

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  5. Casual Voices: Jacquie

    Posted 30 July 2013 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    My main gripe with being a sessional staff member is that prickly old issue of marking. For last semester's final projects I was allocated 10 minutes to mark each project. That's 8 hours all up for ...

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  6. Casual Voices: Geoffrey

    Posted 13 February 2013 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    In my Faculty, there are two (one-person) rooms set aside for tutors' use. I think we've got about 60 casual tutors. The large number of tutors means that the Faculty administration can't give ...

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  7. Casual Voices: Debbie

    Posted 2 April 2012 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    Finding out which classes I have been allocated on the Thursday before term starts is very unsettling as definite plans can't be made for the term until the very last

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  8. Casual Voices: Richard

    Posted 1 March 2012 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    I've been teaching as a casual for 34 years, at a dozen or so universities, across topics and departments as diverse as: Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Economics, Management, Marketing, Music, ...

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  9. Casual Voices: Alanna

    Posted 16 January 2012 by Paul Clifton (Uni Casual)

    I have worked as a casual in a university for the same school since I graduated as a mature age student with a distinction average in 1996 from the same university. The university first asked me to ...

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  10. Casual Voices: Julie

    Posted 22 June 2011 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    Late last year I applied for an ongoing position at a regional university where I have worked as a sessional tutor and lecturer almost continuously since 1993. I was the second ranked applicant, ...

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