Work to rule

“… Naturally, the statistics that are used are averaged out over the entire public service, so maybe there are places where productivity has gone down. If this is the case, then those of use in 3rd level education are really being short-changed (having our pay cut and being told we are lazy). We are now running a department of biology at Maynooth that is lean, stressed-out, losing staff, carrying out top-quality internationally-competitive research, teaching more students than I ever thought possible with such small numbers of staff and at breaking point in terms of when people are just going to pack it in …” (more)

[Science, society, stuff …, 25 January]

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