Speech to Text for Graduate students voice concerns over pay change
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us. 3 graduate students at purdue are not happy about changes to their pay.it's impacting them this summer.news 18's anna darling sat down with two students to hear their concerns.she breaks down the complicated situation for us now. 3<"so this is unacceptable"a change in 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 graduate students at purdue are not happy about changes to their pay.it's impacting them this summer.news 18's anna darling sat down with two students to hear their concerns.she breaks down the complicated situation for us now. 3<"so this is unacceptable"a change in how grad students at purdue are paid is causing problems this summer.aashna aggar-val is a phd student impacted by the change."purdue switched from monthly pay to biweekly pay and in switching this the annual income was the same but the way the funds would be distributed changed"the distribution took money from their summer pay checks and added it to the first five months of the year. this was to make those first pay checks look more like their bi-weekly amounts.but during the summer months, year- round grad students are getting significantly smaller pay checks."people struggling to pay rent and basic bills to not having money to go get groceries"and programs like aggarwal's won't let her get a second job.seek outside employment without faculty permission and in many cases faculty will not give you that permission because they want you to focus on your academics."phd student lauren murfree says communication has been poor.out in the fall semester but they were very vague and there was no indication that this anything besides simply changing pay periods"this email sent out in november of last year mentions the transition pay, but does not mention how it will impact the summer months.another email sent in may provides a transition pay template. transition pay template.this tool allows students to input their salary and see what each paycheck would look like. however the table doesn't calculate entries for the summer months."this kind of dictation down to graduate employees about how things are going to go is not acceptable, never has been acceptable"anna darling news 18> 3 3news 18> 3 a spokesperson for the university says grad students will be fully transitioned to bi-weekly pay when they get their july paycheck.the graduate students are holding a community discussion event to voice their concerns.find information about when and where that event will be on our website, wlfi .com. 3