yudof wails about underfunding from the state and the need for shared sacrifice; regents approve layoffs and pay reductions. and then, this:
On the same July day that the UC Board of Regents cut $813 million from UC budgets – setting in motion pay cuts, layoffs and campus cutbacks – the board quietly approved pay raises, stipends and other benefits for more than two dozen executives.
oh but don’t worry. these aren’t needless pay raises, oh no. the defense:
“It’s really a story about costsavings,” said Barbara French, a UCSF spokeswoman, adding that three people on her campus who won hefty pay increases took on new duties and deserved to be compensated.
oh really? REALLY? what about those of us who aren’t senior management, but are still taking on extra duties as our colleagues are laid off, AND taking a pay cut on top of that? don’t we deserve to be compensated? oh wait, i forgot, we’re going forward in a spirit of shared sacrifice. funny how the sacrifice is (supposedly) shared, but the good times of the past few years (and the continuing good times, apparently) have only been shared by a select few.
so, president yudof and the board of regents, congratulations on proving yourself completely out of touch with both the people you represent and serve and basic morality. hell, for proving yourself incompetent at public relations, if nothing else.