- University Of Southern California27.Dec 2015
We are told it is a privilege to work at this University, despite the fact that most of us are not paid a living wage.
Over the years of my employment, I have watched the emphasis go from a balance of serving the student, carefully selecting applicants to being increasingly focused on donors and increasing revenue. Often this results in admitting students less qualified, but with expansive resources.
Support from management
My supervisor has never taught me anything about the mission of our office/how to do any of the managerial/administrative tasks. He is actively abusive (yelling at me whenever he is certain there is no one to witness or overhear his behavior and derisive comments). He spends most of the time working on his own projects and/or is out of the office attending "meetings". But, he does not share any information from the meetings which might help me to do my job more effectively and/or help him problem solve. He regularly takes me to HR when I have ideas or disagree with tasks he does not want to do which would put me in a compromising position.
While I have written testimonials from my student workers to all of the above, I am unable to get any help, despite appealing to HR, his supervisor and one of the Deans.