Emails and Math Evidently Don’t Mix

Posted: August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

This conversation actually took place this week! When you don’t believe me that I work with some ridiculous people, I’m have PROOF! Then names have been changed (except for mine) to protect the innocent...Ahem. The trail ends with that snarky THANK YOU! Even though I just answered a question of simple math. MATH! We work at a university, that should not be above you, especially considering this person is also a fiscal officer. SIGH

 

I’m sorry but the trail starts at the bottom and reads up.

 

THANK YOU!

 

From: Suzanne
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:39 AM
To: xxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: GTA for Spring 15

 

Hi xxxxxx,

1500*4.5=6750

1550*4.5=6975

1600*4.5=7200

 

From: xxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:37 AM
To: Suzanne
Subject: RE: GTA for Spring 15

 

Ok, what is the total stipend for each category of GTA for one semester?

 

 

From: Suzanne
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:36 AM
To: xxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: GTA for Spring 15

 

Each semester is 4.5 now. So SP would be January 1 through May 15th.

 

From: xxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:35 AM
To: Suzanne
Subject: RE: GTA for Spring 15

 

Would that would be 4 monthly payments (Jan-Apr) or 5 (Jan – May)?  We rarely use GTA’s and I seem to remember the first year of the semester conversion this was an issue.

 

X

 

From: Suzanne
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:33 AM
To: xxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: GTA for Spring 15

 

Hi xxxxxx,

MA student is 1500 a month

PhD is 1550 a month

And ABD is 1600 a month.

Suzanne

 

From: xxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:32 AM
To: Suzanne
Subject: GTA for Spring 15

 

Hi Suzanne,

 

Hope you had a nice summer.  Director has agreed to give your faculty member a GTA 50% in support of teaching 2500 in Spring 15.  I wanted to put this on your radar since your department would be supplying the graduate student. Our plan would be to pick up stipend and fee waiver.  What do you pay your graduate students?

 

Cheers,

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