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April 11th, 2018 at 01:00 pm

My boss e-mailed me yesterday asking for a few minutes. I wondered what was up, but knew he wasn't thrilled with his job. He has a 25% administrative appointment and it's not his thing. So, beginning this summer, I'll be taking over his administrative position while staying in the classroom 75 percent of my contract.

Honestly, there are many things I'm eager to change, and a three-class load is much easier than a four-class load. I'm pretty pleased; it gives me more time and more authority to improve things.

I am pretty darn busy right now with four weeks of the semester left--plus my adjunct class, a conference talk, a couple of scholarly projects, and a myriad of other things.

In other news, I dropped a bag off at Goodwill this afternoon and transferred a few dollars into my Big Goal fund to round it up to 4.5 percent (still sad) completed.

7 Responses to “Interesting Times”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Congrats on your new appointment!

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    That sounds great!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Nice! Does it come with a raise? Smile

  4. snafu Says:

    Congratulations...I think. Is your faculty riff with political manipulation?

  5. My English Castle Says:

    A small raise, but the option for more summer work. ha, snafu--I'm so used to my faculty, and it rarely surprises me what they're up to. I decided this past year to (ugh) "lean in," and after nine months of this, I'm actively seeking new headache remedies. I really wanted a bit more control over the program. I'm the veteran there, and honestly, we've lost so many people to early retirement and new positions because of our state funding problems, that I think I can do some good--and it needs doing.

  6. snafu Says:

    Suggest you make up a small form similar to what lawyers use to track billing for clients on cell phone, to track administrative hours.

  7. rob62521 Says:

    That's amazing! Congratulations!

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