On Competition

by Laura Yeager The same part-timer has won “Adjunct of the Year” two years in a row. He’s good, but you know you’re just as good as he is. He has the edge because he wears a clean, pressed shirt and a tie every day. He looks efficient, capable and smart. You wear peasant skirts and black shirts, and sometimes let your grey roots show. The students love him, but the students love you, too. He’s your competition. Let’s face it. No matter how good you are, someone is always better. If you’ve won the Pulitzer Prize, someone else has […]
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