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American Archaeologists suffer the same
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http://www.archaeologyfieldwork.com/foru...=4807#4807

American Archaeologists suffer the same as we did (or do ?)

what would you suggest to them? would you feel that they should kick up a fuss... or go down another route...

BAJR was able to do what it did - but only because you all supported me.. and even then it was hard !

:face-huh: is there an easy answer?



"No job worth doing was ever done on time or under budget.."
Khufu
For really I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he
Thomas Rainborough 1647
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My gut feeling is....no. No easy answer, certainly. The heritage sector is operated on such a different basis and scale (No EH, state-regulated archaeology rather than federal, far more pronounced regionalization due to vast scale of country) that it would be severely difficult to enact any sort of nationwide change. That said, it's not right or fair that things are as they are, and if you can play any part in bringing about change for the better, kudos! I know we're all grateful to be working in greatly improved conditions because of what BAJR has accomplished.

There is certainly merit in your suggestion to archaeologyfieldwork.com in implementing a similar sort of minimum pay threshold for ads. It all comes down to solidarity in the end, which is the problem when there are so many variables and parties concerned. I feel Jennifer may have missed the point of banding together against low pay in her "let the digger decide" approach. There will always be people desperate enough to take lower pay, which is neither good for them nor their colleagues.
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