How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

pgnblade and I both work at the same place. And we're both feeling about the same about it.

It's crap. This week I've lucked out better than he has, but the level of apathy among the instructors is rising, as well as frustration. I'm not going to let this be a rant, nor will I allow it to remind me of what causes of stress I could latch onto, but I do want to examine this.

Most instructors are working multiple doubles a month (two shifts in a day), and some like pgnblade are pulling three in one week! From the instructors, since December we've lost two, plus one more at the end of the week, and have gained one. We are constantly given conflicting instructions, meaningless instructions, extra work and resoponsibility without compensation. We are told to teach courses we don't know, without time to learn them.

I've been lucky simply because I've worked myself into a unique position: I'm the only programmer. I'm the only database saavy individual. If it involves code, I can teach it, and as such, I've been able to use that to shelter me from most of the nastiness; a week long class that you refuse to teach without almost adequate prep time can go a long way to keeping you clean.

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