10th February

down the list in the grand scheme of things. Oh, and when they have sorted it out for you, a smile and a thank you wouldn't kill you!

This is one side of the story. Others will say that faculty and support staff collaborate amicably most of the time. The ivory tower is divided to its very foundations by stark class and status divisions. Academics might complain about the inappropriate loquaciousness and strange preoccupations of their non-academic colleagues but it bears remembering that they witness and in large part tolerate our own strange habits. Regardless, it needs to be remembered that in the absence of us faculty it is non-academic staff who actually get things done and make universities work.


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