More politics than Washington
Instructor (Current Employee) – Woodland Hills, CA – April 27, 2012
It seems that the only way to advance is to be very close to someone who can help make it happen. The amount of education and experience does not seem to play a role in job security or advancement if one does not know how to play their political games. By far most employees put in at most 25% of work on any given day; take extended breaks; etc. Of course, because of the Union protection, one would have to commit a major crime to be fired. The campus itself is absolutely filthy. The rooms are never cleaned unless requested to do so - and even then, done very poorly. Curruption is rampid on campus, as there is not much accountability. Job interviews are mostly rigged - they usually already have a candidate selected; but in order to comply with hiring regulations, they do go through the routine and invite poor, unsuspecting people in for interviews. Here's an example: An English professor who happens to also be the department chair walks into class on the first day of each semester, telling the class not to rely on her spelling; as she has very poor spelling skills. That's right. This is an English professor and the department chair of the English department!!