Posts Tagged: The Billfold

Writing = Work = Job

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Settling the debate about whether “writer” is job that arose with Merritt Tierce’s Marie Claire essay about going broke post-debut novel, and a response piece by Ester Bloom at The Billfold calling writing a hobby, Lincoln Michel finds a middle ground between the two stances, arguing at Electric Literature that yes, writing should be considered a job—and the attitude that it isn’t encourages exploitation.

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Who is really your professor?

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Who started the rumor that every university teacher should be called “professor”?

The Billfold is here to refute the misconception with a list of cold facts on the labor practices of adjuncts vs. tenured professors, and how those distinctions define who should be called “professor.”

Karen Gregory, a PhD candidate, and other adjuncts teaching within the CUNY conglomerate curated a syllabus that encourages students and the academic community to be more conscious of how adjuncts are being exploited and what needs to be done to reform their unfair working conditions.

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