If you concern towards Indonesian education, hope this matter will open your eyes.
As a guest lecturer (dosen tidak tetap), we’ve been paid per attendance. If you have a master degree, your numeration will: Rp 82.000 (US$ 8)/attendance/bachelor degree (S1 reguler-pagi), D3 and Extension bachelor degree (S1 Ekstensi) : +/- Rp 300.000 (US$ 30). Last semester we’ve been socialized with their new renumenaration program which the payment will be higher, especially if you teach S1 reguler (cross you finger), since the payment is under blue collar workers. This semester they install “the renumenaration integrated system”, meaning if you teach in other faculity(ies) or several degree programs, at the end of the month we will receive all the payments into our account.
Do you know what happen? On the 1st month all lecturer’s salaries delayed, and several lecturers included me haven’t been paid yet until the 2nd month installment, because of the administration problems. Then they said I will be paid on 22nd October 2009. But until 23rd, there’s no transfer at all. How come we have to ask several times for a salary? Do you think that 2 months without any payment to several lecturers are ‘okay’? Every month we have to go to the financial department for asking our paycheck. Don’t you think that they should automatically send to us this paycheck which is our rights to have it?
In the future we also have to do administration jobs, included register student attendance every week + our attendance and input it into the web. If we forget to do it, well… you can’t get your payment.
Wow… it’s a genius system. UI should apologize to us. They make our life miserable. I congratulate you Mr. Gumilar Rusliwa, rector of UI, that our university has reach its higher position than last year based on the World University Rankings. You have done an excellent job by delaying salary payment to lecturers. Two thumbs up for your appreciation to us! As a lecturers “We are the white collar slaves!!”
originally published at Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 12:36pm