The 30-year-old PhD student recently applied for a full-time position teaching sociology at the University of Sydney, only to be told the position had been scrapped in the wake of the global financial crisis.
Her two casual teaching jobs will finish at the end of the semester and she is facing a summer without money. […]
“Most of my friends are in the same boat — we’ve all spent loads on postgraduate qualifications and studying and the best that we can hope for is casual academic teaching because there is no money to hire people permanently.” University casuals had seen increased workloads in line with a reluctance to hire extra hands, she said.
“Most of my friends are resigned to be casual workers for the next couple of years, which, considering we are all in our early thirties, is quite scary,” Ms Grewal said.
Something about academic employment, and then architects, and the only connection between the two is that they are primarily bourgeois vocations.