oh, and have a nice day

Received this in my college-job email inbox tonight:

Greetings (Adjunct) Faculty,

Today was first overload and adjunct pay for Fall 2012. On 9/1_, your check should have reflected the pay for this academic year.

Attached is a Pay Calculation worksheet you can use to determine if your Fall 2012 is correct. The contract is posted online at http://www.xxxfaculty/2+2=5.com*, starting on page __ (Appendix XYZ). Please take a few minutes, and run your numbers with this worksheet to ensure that you are being paid correctly.

Under NO circumstances should you respond to me asking questions on how do use the form, if your pay is correct, or to report problems. I teach computer programming and networking, and can barely spell deductions. I’m just the person sending you the information, the one who drew the short straw. I will not respond to any questions or replies.

However, if you do have problems, contact someone in Payroll or C W at culater@wedon’treallycareaboutyou.edu.

Have a great weekend…and don’t reply to me 🙂

Faculty Association Secretary


Charming, isn’t it? Really makes me feel valued. Never mind that this secretary is certainly paid more money than any of the adjuncts with whom she is communicating, despite the fact that they probably have multiple advanced degrees, and can spell deductions as well as write complete sentences.


*Full disclosure: the 2+2=5 and culater@wedon’treallycareaboutyou.edu were made up. The rest is a direct quote.




2 Responses to “oh, and have a nice day”

  1. 1 Margy Rydzynski
    September 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm


    • September 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      Yeah, nice to know that communicating with us is the job everyone dreads so much they have to find a way to trick someone into having to do it. Have been a lot of things in my life, but this is the first time I was the “short straw.”

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