Siinviidatud vabalevis olev tekst saab ilmselt ühe lühima kommentaari osaliseks, sest seda on vaja lihtsalt lugeda. Tekst on lühike ja lööv, emotsionaalne. Kuna ka Eestis on avalikus ruumis ilmunud tekste kõrghariduse küsimustes (eeskätt küll rahastamise aspektist), siis võiks siinviidatu huvi pakkuda kõikidele. Tõsi, tegemist on UK näitega, mis ei pruugi midagi rääkida Eestis toimuva kohta, kuid … mine tea.

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In the UK, where I work and on which this essay is focused, a 2021 Education Support report surveyed 2,046 university staff: 53% showed signs of probable depression, 62% regularly worked more than 40 hours per week and 59% hesitated to get support for fear of appearing ‘weak’. While some had it better – 3% said they never had to do unreasonable tasks – the overall picture is of considerable overwork and poor mental health and support. […] More recently, when I asked on Twitter if colleagues had experienced bad behaviours, harassment or bullying, one person’s response was ‘might be simpler to ask if you’ve ever had an academic or research job in the UK and not experienced’ it. […] I’ve cried in a bathroom stall on seeing early evidence of miscarriage drip out of me, then returned to a meeting because it would be unprofessional to leave. I spent a year punishing myself for losing a baby because I let work drown out all other primacies, my anxiety-riddled body included. No one at work knew, the first time or the second.

Korica, M. (2022). A Hopeful Manifesto for a More Humane Academia. Organization Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/01708406221106316