Pros: Free education for the kids if you get permanent
Cons: No real job security, Napotism, No accountability
It is very difficult to land a job at Carleton University even if you are the most qualified person in the world. You need someone to sneak you in. Then to get permanent post you need to satisfy your bosses ego. it does not matter if you are good at you job or not, you need to know how to satisfy your boss ego. As at Carleton university, there is no accountability for the manager or directors. It is public money that no knows how it is spent. The university is now shifting more toward casual and term assignment as it gives managers and directors the freedom to fire their employees whenever they feel like it. And the employees union will do nothing. The union behavior is very shameful. The university administration toys with the union as they want and the union never did anything.