Post # 31
Congrats on the job! That is great news!
Post # 33
I am a professor. You should jump ship. The university wouldn’t care about you if you struggled (especially as an adjunct) don’t sacrifice yourself for them.
You are the more vulnerable party. TAke care of yourself.
Post # 34
Take the job! I work adjunct and completely understand where you’re coming from. I would DIE to make 60k with benefits. DO IT! Adjuncts do this fairly often and tenure track professors sometimes leave suddenly for health reasons or maternity leave. Your department will be able to find someone last minute if they absolutely have to.
EDIT: I see you already accepted it. Congrats!
Post # 35
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I want to thank everyone again for encouraging me to take the job. I can’t believe that I now have benefits . I just signed up for short term disability and life insurance. When I go home at night and on the weekends, I don’t bring work home with me. There were no papers to grade over the Thanksgiving break. If I were still an adjunct, my paychecks would be ending soon with the end of the semester.and it would be February before I received another. I love the new job.
Post # 37
Congrats! I admit the title of your post engendered certain feelings in me. I’ve been in charge of trying to find a last-minute replacement to cover a class. In my field, unless you happen to be in a major metro area with a high-tech sector and at least one R1 – which we aren’t – good freaking luck.
But then I saw that you were adjunct, and fully supported your move! We do not last-minute cancel classes on our adjuncts here, but many places do, including your old place. You are free to return the favor.