BMCC [Full-Time] Colleagues Don't Realize the Small Things They Take for Granted

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When you never know if you're going to be hired next semester, you can't promise your students anything beyond the final exam--a reference letter, advice on their career options--anything. And when you don't know if you're going to have a salary in a month, or health insurance--you always plan for the worst. Meanwhile, whenever you meet with colleagues, in professional development workshops, for example, they don't realize that the small things they take for granted, like next semester's employment, are not a 'given' for you at all.