Made into a jobsworth

March 30, 2007

My response to the contemptible rise of corporate-style management in higher education ("Corporate push spawns 24/7 culture", March 23) has been simple: I work to rule. Once I was happy to respond to e-mails from students or bureaucrats in evenings and on weekends. Now such things are ignored outside working hours.

Corporate-style management has led me to treat my job as nothing more than a job. If we all exploited the contradictions of accountability in this way, the entire system, which has always relied on people giving more than their contracts require, would soon collapse.

Neil Badmington

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