Disappointments, er, Opportunities

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If you’ve ever worked as Adjunct Faculty or read about the most educated flavor of migrant worker today, you know about risk and uncertainty.

Am I faculty? You think so, then quite suddenly, you’re not. Not fired, no, that would require a stronger relationship than existed. Simply not hired this semester: when the truck pulled away with its load of adjuncts huddled in back, you’re still standing there, suckling fumes & dust. Stunned.

You find out, a week or two in advance perhaps, maybe less, that the job you thought you had went poof!

For me, two days a week for months. Why? Does it matter, really? It’s done, no appeal, finished. You’re on the team, then you notice your key to the locker room doesn’t work any more…

So I have some time to fill. An opportunity, yes? Of course it is. So many options! So many…

But not just that. No, not just that at all. It gets better in time, I know.

Just not yet. Not just yet…

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    1. I’m considering my options. Fortunately, the adjunct gigs are a financial side project for me, so the pain isn’t so sharp. No hunger for me, not just yet!
      I want to teach my own material, on my own terms. So much to ask? Perhaps, but no less will satisfy me.
      We’ll see how it goes.

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