Harrumph of the month

Even with a week to go no-one will beat Kurt Iveson from the University of Sydney for a 19-tweet cluster of complaint. “I’m really lucky to have a continuing academic job at Sydney Uni. I have great colleagues, students are awesome, and I’m proud to be working with them on some terrific teaching and research initiatives. But there are some things driving me nuts at this place right now,” the campus president of the National Tertiary Education Union tweeted Friday.

Things that give him the hump include; CCTV in staff amenity space in a new building, the number of casual staff at UniSyd, “a huge number of whom are doing work that is absolutely not ‘casual’” workloads and leave provisions, the cost of contractors and errors of marketers,” there was more and pretty much all of it specific.


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