pigeonsmasher t1_ja5bayh wrote

There’s nothing esoteric about learning idioms. Amazon immediately turned up several books worth of German-English idiom translations. I learned dozens of Russian idioms in college and I barely paid attention. Especially considering it’s a language tool, idioms have got to be some of the first things it learned


pigeonsmasher t1_ixeukv2 wrote

I’ve been there for awhile but I believe the starting rate is still $60-70 per hour, 3 hours per week per class, for 16 weeks. So that comes out to something like $3500 per course.

I’m not sure how much full-time faculty are making—north of $60k a year, not sure by how much. Typical courseload is 6 per year AFAIK. So that comes out to $10k per course. It might be 8 per year/$7500 per course.

The workload is virtually the same, which is the cause of much uproar across departments. Even the full timers generally agree and are vocal about the disparity.


pigeonsmasher t1_ixdn2me wrote

I teach part-time at CUNY. I don’t think people, especially students and parents, understand how bad this situation has become. The wages and organizational structure really are abysmal. We’re talking like $200-300 a week in the worst cases, and that’s only for the 30-32 weeks class is in session. Profs get second jobs, gradually those second jobs become first jobs, and teaching becomes an afterthought. Meanwhile some talentless paper shuffler is collecting six figures and funding a comfy lifestyle in Jersey while contributing zero benefit to the students subsidizing them.


pigeonsmasher t1_ixb0517 wrote

So even without covid restrictions, this business is only pulling in $56,000 a month in lower Manhattan? That’s less than $2000 a day. God bless ‘em but I’d say that’s probably not a good business.

Is this normal? I managed a restaurant in midtown in 2009-2012 that made about 3x this and we didn’t even have a liquor license.