On the Carpet:

Disappointments, er, Opportunities

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…

About Big Red Carpet Nurse (1750 Articles)
Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

10 Comments on Disappointments, er, Opportunities

  1. richardlwiseman // January 15, 2015 at 3:45 pm // Reply

    That sucks! Crappy way to treat people, I think.


  2. Yes, the Er … opportunity or is it “ERRRR!” (rhymes w/ grr..)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. My brother is adjunct faculty and not only is it iffy semester to semester, the pay is terrible and there are no benefits. Best wishes for something much better!


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