Unjustifiably dismissed over email

Lecturer ‘unjustifiably dismissed’ over email – ERA – 27 Mar 2008 – NZ Herald: New Zealand National news

Paul Buchanan, the lecturer who told a failing student she was tits with her work via email was unjustifiably dismissed says the ERA and awarded him $65,000 for the pleasure.

Just for the record and for your own vicarious pleasure this is what he said in the email;

“I say this reluctantly but not subtly: you are not suitable for a graduate degree. It does not matter if your father died or if you have a medical certificate.

“You are close to failing in any event, so these sort of excuses – culturally driven and preying on some sort of Western liberal guilt – are simply lame.”

He should have been promoted for trying to weed out unsuitable students.

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