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The Michigan Daily, Tuesday, May 20, 1980-Page 3
Local job market tightens

The popular wisdom about job
hunting used to be "It's not who yom
are, it's who you know." Today in Ann
Arbor there's a new wisdom: "It's not
who you are, it's being there when
someone quits."
The summer job situation in Ann Ar-
bor this year looks bleak, according to
area job placement experts. Of course,
if you've stood outside the University's
Temporary Employment Office recen-
tly scanning the few summer job
openings posted, you already know
BOTH UNIVERSITY and off-campus
summer job prospects are slim, accor-
ding to Alice Erwin, director of Tem-
porary Employment. Erwin said
during April the office, which receive
notices from prospective employers,
experienced a 47 per cent drop in the
number of jobs to post compared to the
same period last year.
"The flow of students through this of-
fice is so heavy that we just kind of
shudder," Erwin said.
Director of Career Planning and
CESF ehief

Placement Evart Ardis characterized
this summer's job market as an exer-
cise in lowered expectations. "It's the
kind of thing where you start looking up
here," Ardia gestured, "and keep
lowering your sights."
MANY UNIVERSITY students say
they chose to stay in Ann Arbor this
summer hoping to avoid tight job
markets at home. The bloated market
is pressuring businesses, especially
restaurants-several managers at local
restaurants said they have received as
many as two orsthreertimes more job
applications this year over previous
Phil Brown, manager at Maude's
restaurant, said he recently placed an
advertisement for a cook, bartender,
and dishwasher and received 150 ap-
plications by 4:00 p.m. the next day.
"We reached a point wher we had more
applicants than guests in the lobby,"
Brown said.
Vicki Eichenger, an art school junior
searching for a job, said, "I got laughed
at in a lot of places. They think it's a
joke when you ask for an application."

"THINGS ARE KIND of slow," ex-
plained Dave Rogers, manager at
Second Chance. "I've had to cut back
on my staff . .. I only lost one or two
employees. They're keeping their jobs
becaue they're afraid they can't find
jobs at home."
One of the owners of Cottage Inn con-
curred with Rogers' assessment. Of his
present employees, he said, "Those
people are going to stay here. They're
nuts if they're gonna leave." He added
that this is the first time in many years

that his restaurant hasn't hired any
summer help.
Seveal local employers have in-
dicated that the annual employment
trend in Ann Arbor promises a big job
turn-over in early July, at the beginning
of summer half-term. However, both
Ardis and Erwin declined to make any
predictions about the availability of
jobs. "I just don't know if many will be
leaving in July," Erwin said.
See SEEKERS, Page 7

over 'U' oversight

The chairman of the Committee on
the Economic Status of the Faeulty
assailed the University administration
yesterday .for failing to present
proposed future salary increases to the
Speaking tp a meeting of the faculty
Senate Assembly, CESF Chairman
Harvey Brazer said Acting Vice-
President for Academic Affairs Alfred
Sussman never presented to CSEF a
"proposed budget" calling for a ten per
cent salary increase for 1980-81 and an
eight per cent increase for 1981-82.
"AT NO TIME were we directly in-
formed of the proposal," Brazer said
following the meeting.
Sussman insisted yesterday the eight
per cent figure was arbitrarily chosen
and was by no means final. "We wanted
to project what the effect (of an eight
per cent increase in 1981-82) would be
on our reserves," Sussmansaid.
Brazer said Sussman had agreed on
March 13 to hold consultative
negotiations with CESF. Brazer also .
said an agreement had been reached
indicating CESF would be involved in
April and May, 1980 in budget
preparations for the fiscal year begin-
ning Oct. 1, 1981.
"THERE IS ONLY one group
charged by the Senate Assembly and
SACUA (Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs) to deal with the
budget," Brazer said, referring to
Sussman took the blame for not con-
tacting CESF. "Any fault for not
touching bases with CESF was my
error-not (President Harold)
. Sussran did present the proposal to
SACUA and the Budget Priorities
Committee, Brazer said. However,

CESF should have been involved in
deciding the increases in order to have
faculty input, Brazer told the Assem-
bly. "The Budget Priorities Committee
is a committee responsible to the
executive officers, not the faculty,"
Brazer said.
BRAZER QUOTED a memorandum
from Robert Sauve, assistant to the
vice-presient for academic affairs,
calling the figures part of the
"proposed budget."
Sussman, however, reiterated that
the figure was not definite. "The issue
is planning," he said. "The budget itself
is-headed by assumption. This is not to
be taken as gospel truth."
"The number ten per cent for salary
this year is not even fixed," Sussman
said. He added it still is impossible to
determine the budget at this time
because the final state budget has not
been determined. "We must learn to
deal with uncertainty."
THE SENATE Assembly also
discussed a resolution by SACUA con-
cerning student evaluations. The
resolution held that:
* No academic unit may require that
a student evaluation of instruction in a
co'rse be mde without the permission
of the instructor in that course, and no
in-class student evaluation shall take
place without the permission of the in-
* Explicit consent of the governing
faculty of a unit shall be required for
the adoption by the unit of a system bf
student evaluation of instruction; and,
-* If a unit adopts a system of student
evaluation of instruction, policies
governing the collection of information,
dissemination of results, and uses of the
findings shall be explicit, and shall
have the consent of the governing

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Risks for workig
By JOYCE FRIEDEN of the nerve will die, the patient loses
It to t itsinmid-sentence. It feeling in and motor control of the
i s yp thumb and first two fingers, and the
gives gardeners a pain in the grass. It hand's ability to sweat is impaired as
sidelines upholstery sewers in the hwe lt toge t ied.
autmoble ndutry Itcan even in- well, Armstrong explained.
automobile idustry. It "People think having sweaty hands is
terrupt a cello solo, something they can do without, but ac-
"It" is carpal tunnel syndrome, a tually it's quite useful," said Ar-
wrist ailment currently under study by mstrong. "Sweat lubricates the hand
University researchers. and makes it easier to pick things up -
ACCORDING TO- Dr. Thomas Ar- it'sjstik eigyurhmbo
mstrong, coordinator of the research majust like wetting your thumb to
project and professor of environmental As for the cause of the syndrome,
and industrial health, carpal tunnel Armstrong said that when certain wrist
syndrome affects the median nerve motions are made repeatedly, the
which controls movement and sen- ar.md rpetdl,- h
saihonnthe tmbemn and next two tissues surrounding the median nerve
Tinr he n nerve, along with become inflamed and swell, putting
fingers. Temedian eraogwih pressure on the median nerve.
many tendons, goes through a "carpal BECAUSE OF the nature of the
tunnel " (a space surrounded by bone disease, Armstrong and his resear-
and ligaments) and connects the chers do much of their field work in jobs
muscles in the forearm-to the fingers. which require workers to use certain
When the median nerve is compressed,
carpal tunnel syndrome occurs - parts See RISKS, Page 18

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