Background: A full-time prof can expect to earn between $80,000 and $120,000/yr plus loads of benefits and after tenure probably some of the best job security out there; they generally teach 4 courses per semester. Adjunct faculty teach the same number of course and get paid approx. $28,000/yr and get no benefits and no job security.
The writer of this letter, who admits to never having to have worked as an adjunct and has had full-time with benefits work for the last 30 years, thinks that this is a-ok and these miserable adjuncts should either suck it up and be happy living at or below the poverty line or just quit their jobs because clearly they are a bunch of entitled, special-little-snowflakes who have no business teaching our young people. Oh, and if you are in a grad program? Probably just quit and go into administration or something.
Remember folks, universities wanting to cut corners by not paying their faculty enough while simultaneously hiring more and more administrators and VPs of something blah blah and paying them ridiculous amounts of money is just fine and dandy and if you think otherwise you are probably one of those entitled losers who can’t even pay their own electric bill. And if you can’t put food on your own table or pay rent, that is 100% your fault for not trying hard enough and is clearly a bad role model for everyone ever.