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Old 04-19-2008, 01:20 PM
 
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Hi Everyone,

Anyone have anything to say about working for UK? Working conditions, pay, general attitude of working for the university? Would love any and all thoughts, stories, concerns, or experiences.

Thanks!!
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:03 PM
 
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cynthia, I have never worked for UK, but have certainly known many people who have/do. I think the biggest complaint across the board has been raises. UK, like many places have been financially strapped. I know there's a large increase in tuition that is still in debate this year and understand that raises for employees is part of that discussion. I think that the individual happiness with the jobs depends on the area and the position. As a nurse, I wouldn't enjoy working in the hospital or the clinic for various reasons. The clinic is total CHAOS IMO and not an environment I would enjoy. Parking anywhere on campus is a challenge of course. Most employees park at the stadium and ride the shuttle. For me, that's a negative too... obviously for many people it isn't. I just don't want to tack on an additional hour to my day trying to get to and from work.
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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I worked at UK 10 years ago and loved it. My brother-in-law has been there for 30 years and wouldn't leave if he was begged to.
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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My husband is currently working at UK at the hospital and loves it. I think it all depends on where specifically you are working and with whom because UK is such a huge employer.
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:56 PM
 
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My husband currently works at UK. His biggest complaints seem to be the lack of raises (unless you are important medical personnel, they are not getting a raise at all this year) He pays close to $400 a year to park.
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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Hi Everyone,

Anyone have anything to say about working for UK? Working conditions, pay, general attitude of working for the university? Would love any and all thoughts, stories, concerns, or experiences.

Thanks!!
I have worked for UK for 13 yrs now, and it is somewhat an acquired taste i tell people. I am one of those who will probably die here at my desk, but I don't work for the Hospital-which is somewhat a stigma.when people hear you work at UK they usually assume it is for the Hospital. I am probably more loyal then most people would be but this place has been here for me so i return the favor so to speak. True the raises my area sees leaves a bit to be desired, but the benefits/retirement etc far outway that problem. This year, we won't be getting a raise but they also said they aren't raising the employee rates on the insurance. Plus who else pays 2 to 1 on your retirement?
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