It’s actually great being Chair because now I have the power to start pressuring the Dean’s office to stop abusing our office personnel. They are forcing these poor (literally), underpaid people to do the work of two for the same low salary of one. I’ve been trying to do something about it for years but to no avail. But now I’ve pulled resources with another irate Chair and we created a strategy to defeat the Dean’s office.
Making workers’ lives better fills me with a great sense of joy. Our office manager cries every day because her situation is so hopeless. And I’m glad I met another Chair who is equally disgusted by the situation.