long time as a part timer...no chance of real job there
Part Time Instructor (Current Employee), San Marcos – September 16, 2012
The students are really great here! I have had ten years of working with the students and they are wonderful to work with since they want to learn, they are hard workers and they appreciate whatever help you offer. Therefore I try to not only teach the subject material but also I do my best to find cheaper texts or a way for students to use a copy of – more... the text in the library if they cannot afford it. And if students are looking for work I search and post to the class blackboard what I find. I have been able to help several students actually get real jobs. In addition whenever I find scholarships that the students could qualify for I also post those to the blackboard and I write letters of recommendation for students whenever they ask me. Sometimes students have special needs and I am glad to work with them in order to help them succeed. I am so glad to help these students! they come from poor backgrounds like I do and when they want to work hard, I want to help.
Unfortunately my situation in terms of working with 'colleagues' at Palomar is not so positive since the full timers feel entitled to their high salaries and wonderful benefits including health care for their families...while we part timers are NOT looked at when any hiring occurs. Nor does the union which is supposed to represent both us part timers and the full time faculty care about us...since it is the full time faculty who have the absolute right to hire and fire us at will. We part timers have very few rights and no rights to be hired or to be employed at all. As a person with an MBA and a JD and now an MA in Math I really believe that I am qualified both in terms of education and in terms of experience to become a full professor here. But for whatever reason I cannot get hired no matter how many times I apply. – less
Facility Services (Current Employee), San Marcos, CA – May 13, 2012
Pros: the benefits greatly help out
Cons: the hours i am working 10pm-6:30am m-th, f 5pm-1:30am
A typical day at work begins with the graveyard staff meeting to find out if there are specific needs that have to be taken care. When getting to my area I walk around to make sure all the outer doors are locked. Then I check my supply inventory in each area to make sure the necessary products are fully stocked. If not I write down what I need and get – more... the list to the supervisor. In each of my areas I am responsible for cleaning carpets, hardwood, bathrooms, and showers. Each different surface requires a certain chemical to be properly cleaned. – less