I have been teaching as an adjunct for a college for 9 years. That's 18 semesters of classes. Some semesters because of their scheduling issues or seniority issues I was bumped repeatedly out of classes I had been promised. I have had classes cancelled at the last minute. One semester I had my class taken the morning of the class! This is a loss of income. I am always there, I am always prepared, I always go the extra mile for my students. I backed out ONCE! Then we had this e-mail exchange. On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 6:13 AM, > wrote: Thank you Kathy, I'll sign on for the Soc 212 The Family on Mondays at NERC What is the recommended Text for this course these days. Last time I taught it was some time ago and the text is out of date. Or may I choose my own? Her response: Sharon - you can select your own, but I want you to confirm that doing the class is a first priority and that an opportunity to teach somewhere else won't preempt this. If we order the book you select and then I have to find another teacher, it will be a mess. Let me know the name, publisher and ISBN and we'll order it. Kathy I am really POd at this. But, I don't want to respond when I am angry. Should I respond to this or just ignore her snarky tone?