Wednesday, May 25, 2005

A comment from a program assistant about her workload

Being an hourly employee on this campus, I have consistently put in 45-50 hour work weeks for some time and have not been paid accordingly. Like many Program Assistants on this campus, we have been asked to do more with less and we're still expected to get the work done. We've been very conscious of the budget crisis and have not claimed many of these hours on our time cards. And how do we get rewarded for working hard and being conscientious of tough budgetary times? By having our jobs restructured and having even more responsibilities dumped into our laps. No longer will I be working through lunch hours! No longer will I be working past 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.! No longer will I be taking work home on the weekend! And what doesn't get done today, will be waiting to be dealt with tomorrow.

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