|Then I saw this slinky,|
and I knew it was a sign!
Chatting with my fellow adjuncts, I have found many keep applying for full-time work, but have been adjuncts for decades. That just put the nail in the coffin for me—I am sick of not making a living wage despite my glowing accolades from the schools I teach at.
What’s an adjunct to do? Leave, clearly. I am getting career coaching and am planning on launching my own business. I’m more excited now than I’ve been in a long time. I control this, not some faceless committee. I will slowly leave teaching and walk out on my own within the next year or two.
Event number three? Finding out I’d lost posting rights on CM because I’d been too busy over the summer. That’s okay. As I send this to the RGM, I see it as confirmation. I love you all at CM and will keep reading. I just can’t keep adjuncting as my only job. Goodbye, higher education. You’ll find more adjuncts to take advantage of…but I don’t want to be one of them. I’m too smart to stay with a clearly broken system.