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Mount Royal University Employee Review

Wonderful place to work, except for government cutbacks forcing support staff to have their jobs abolished.

3.0
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8 June 2020
With the current government cutbacks and covid 19 the future delivery of classes is uncertain. Job security for support staff, contract personnel, is very uncertain.
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3.0
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5.0
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1.0
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2.0
Management
2.0
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