"Befunge Sudoku" <daviddotbudd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> In article <UoKdnddJeOkQA-zZRVnysw@xxxxxxxxx>, apbz91@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Oh do behave are you really attempting to invoke public sympathy for the
>> lecturers lot. Be real, lecturers are overpaid, overpriveledged and
> You do it, then, if it's so easy and so well paid.
I've retired, but my brother has a lecturer for years
> Academic pay's been dropping in real terms for 20 years now.
That's because they were overpayed initially
> Anyway, the same scales apply to all the academic-related staff too, and
> we work fairly
> hard all the year around (in fact, in my area, the summer vac is our
> busiest time, as
> it's the only chance we get to do major reconfig of the networks and
Keep telling yourself that and you may believe it some day, Academics and
overwork heh, akin to the overworked teachers scam. And the general public
don't believe that one either.
> If I'd got out into industry after a couple of years here, I'd be making
> about 50% more
> than I do here. But I stayed just too long, and now only know software and
> systems that
> are more or less specific to Unis, so I'm trapped.
> Luckily the working conditions are good, and the pension is reasonable. I
> keep buying
> the lottery tickets though. Only another 13 years to go...
You bought into a security blanket, it may be that like most town hall
higher grades you didn't want to take the risk / chance it in the private
Your pay rates are far higher than most.
Your holiday entitlement is far better than most
Your pension scheme is a very good one and at least you have a pension
Your "working hours" are lower than most
Your working conditions are better than most
So stop whining, your in a soft cushioned and protected job, unlike most.