Save £100k from VC’s salary by reducing it to that of the PM, remove all senior management except one PVC (T&R) = save salaries from 2 Senior Deputies VC; 2 Deputies VC +all staff to comply with same travel and expenses policies + remove middle management 2/2— University of Kent UCU (@UoK_UCU) March 4, 2018
I know that the majority of academics value the work that academic-related staff / professional services do, but all it takes is consistent oversight mixed with one blatant statement of admin's uselessness, to make me question if it is worth it. And when I think about my career, do I want to continue in an environment that will devalue and deride me on a regular basis? Do I want to work in an environment where no one considers how I feel?
The answer may well be no.
I am passionate about education. I want to make HE the best it can be, just not in an academic role at present. But if a minority believe that my career path is meaningless and redundant, maybe I should put my skills and passion towards something that will value me as an equal partner.
I just wonder how many good people will be lost to HE because we didn't value them enough or, if we did value them, never took the time to tell them.