With the state unemployment rate expected to climb to nearly 10% by mid 2010 (pdf), many of us aren't feeling too secure in our jobs. Imagine being this guy. The Times today takes a look at the case of Western Washington University professor Perry Mills, who will have to undergo his second suspension hearing because a court said the first one doesn't count, as it wasn't open to the public (a requirement of state law).
Even this University employee eventually got fired
WWU suspended Mills for, among other things, reportedly calling a female colleague a "slut" and telling her "that she had better keep her legs closed, because she could not be expected to teach students the same way she got her doctorate," insisting on calling a gay colleague "precious," calling another colleague "white trailer trash," telling a recovering cancer patient that she might as well have died if she didn't do her classwork, and calling an overweight student "a 400-pound canary who warbles nothingness." For the foregoing, he was suspended two quarters without pay. Imagine doing all that and keeping your job!