Just another academic blogger
I just had a conversation with my mom about all the extra paperwork they have to do for their teaching accountability stuff... it came out that she hasn't had a raise since the recession began and next year she's pension eligible (and can't get any more pension credit unless she gets a raise) and if she quit then she'd be making only 10K less in pension than she'd make if she stays in her position. With all the increased excellence for no money she's been doing, I don't know why she wants to stay. (I'm like, can't you do your writing group and stuff as a professor emeritus? Then you wouldn't have to log how you spent every minute of your class time for accountability purposes anymore.) Is teaching a 4/4 and sharing an office really worth only 10K/year?
So hard, when you are happy for someone but know they will be missed....