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Enrollment up, same as last 5 years

Sure the numbers are higher, which equals more money coming in and is a great thing for the institution, but it's a real shame that no funds were allocated to help any of the non-faculty members of CFCC keep up with the ever increasing living costs. For the second year in a row, and likely to happen again next year, wage increases for anyone at the school who doesn't happen to be a teacher were frozen. While instructors and professors are slated to get around another 2.5% pay hike this year, all the folks who clean and maintain the classrooms, offices and labs are left with wages that have not increased in years, while insurance costs have skyrocketed, along with other day to day expenses. Top that with last year's forced unpaid week's leave to cut expenses and you're left with many people being forced to find part time work elsewhere just to make ends meet. There's much more to making a quality educational environment than simply having a teacher, and it's a shame that the politicians in Raleigh have decided to put all their eggs in the faculty's basket. They're causing a rift in the teamwork that's necessary for an organization like CFCC to operate efficiently.

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