ETSU is the ugly step-sister of UT/Knoxville. Pay is ridiculously low for faculty, administrators and staff; yet, many stay, especially those born/raised here, because they are 'scared for their jobs'. Unfortunately, decades of clannish mentality prevail. The new President is nice, but, not sure if he is up to the task of 'shaking things up', i.e., working hard to substantially raise salaries, which have been stagnant for decades.
everyone here is "scared for their job"; wages are humilatingly low for everything expected of you