Ageing, underpaid, but still able 2

August 9, 2002

As a reasonably productive 40-something researcher, I am wondering at what point I will become "ageing, expensive and underproductive"? Given that most of us start off as youngish ambitious academics, it seems odd to argue that only older staff are a freeloading burden. More worrying is the welcome given to Britain's negotiations that have apparently "won" us a three-year delay in implementing legislation to protect older workers, not to mention the suggestion that some people might use the law to work until retirement. What? Don't we have that right anyway?

Karen Ross
Coventry School of Art and Design
Coventry University

Join the debate in the  THES Common room

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments