Saturday, September 17, 2005

Proud to be a Hurricane? Not so much.

It costs a lot of money to go to this school. I've always assumed that the people who work here get paid relatively well. Not that anyone's getting rich but they do fine, I'm sure, especially compared to lesser-ranked schools or those that are cheaper or state schools.

I realize this is just an assumption on my part, but I think it's a safe assumption that all in all, the people who work here get paid a decent salary and make enough for an adequate middle class lifestyle. (Hey, does anyone actually know how much professors get paid, or what the range is? I have no clue whether they get paid $60,000 a year or $200,000. I'm just curious, that's all.)

Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky. It is despicable that this institution refuses to pay its employees a living wage. Whether or not you agree with the unionizing effort, this is disturbing on so many levels.

Makes you proud to be a Hurricane, doesn't it?


At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this isn't much comfort, but it's the same at most (all?) other universities. it's definitely not hurricane-specific.

At 9:35 AM, Blogger Acore said...

Wow 6.80 is pretty low. Then again, when you have workers that sleep half the day, you might not want to pay them too much. While working at UM, I saw a few of the UNICCO employees sleeping in their trucks or out on the grass. Maybe I'm a dick, but if I was allowed to sleep at my job, I wouldn't be expecting to get paid too much.

At 7:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww. You ganna up your tuition to 40K? 50K a year? Stuff that money into your bleeding heart to stop the flow.

At 10:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an institution that pays upwards of $25,000 for each palm tree planted on the Coral Gables Campus. I think the point is that UM should take a closer look at some of their spending priorities. Thinking that a 25-year employee should be paid more than $6.80 an hour isn't bleeding heart, it's just common decency. Ass.


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