A union survey of academic staff welfare in the QUT law school has heard from an apostate. The comments section includes considerable complaints; low morale, high workloads, out of touch management, a “toxic culture.” But one respondent does not think things are too bad. “There are many variables that impact on the quality of my wellbeing with respect to my job, including other colleagues, students and university-level management and decisions. I think it is important that all of that is properly taken into account and that any conclusions about causation (i.e. attributing staff wellbeing directly to the law school management) are made carefully. For the most part I think that the law school management is doing a good job.” Who would have thought!
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