Because I blog under my own name rather than anonymously, I take care what I say about my colleagues. But this is egregious. Our department secretary organized a cash going away gift for our work-study student, who is graduating. This is the
student person who has happily done our scut-work for three years with a cheerful attitude & a friendly word for everyone, even those faculty who didn't know her name. If all the tenured faculty had kicked in twenty bucks, the tenure track ten, & the adjuncts five, we'd have put together a gift of over $300. We managed $120. That's just shameful. What a bunch of schmucks.