I have, I hope, set up my blog so that I can send posts to it by e-mail (using a secret address J - those of you who are authors may apply to me to find out the top-secret address!!).
I am hoping that this will make it more convenient for me to post – possibly more frequently. I am trying out this one sitting at home, whilst Susan is at an Opus Dei thing in Auckland.
In order to put some news into it, I will comment on the recent stressful business of FAR. FAR stands for Faculty Administrative Review – and perhaps the link I have put in on the word FAR above. FAR is definitely going to mean a major job change for me. I have worked for the Business School (Faculty of Commerce as it was first called, later Faculty of Business and Economics) as System Admin since 2 December, 1985. From sometime in September this year, I will be doing one of the following:
- Working for ITS – the central IT group for the University
- Working for some other part of the University (unlikely)
- Be made redundant and trying to find work – at my age, almost certainly contracting rather than permanent – somewhere
The FAR project is affecting administrative personnel, but they are also including computer support people, because the University is centralising its computer people. I won’t know my fate until sometime after mid-July, when they make some decisions.
Anyway, this is my first test post, and just to make it more fun, I will include a picture here, to see if it also gets posted:
This is what the union are using. The majority of admin staff are, indeed, women. Oh, yes, and in the above list, in either of the first two cases my pay would drop.