So I have never seen this happen in other research labs in my university and i am trying to get into the mind of my advisor and understand what his intentions are .
We are an HCI lab of 2 people and in last year (from Dec 2012- to now) , we have hired and fired 7 people . They get hired ,work for a month or two ,my advisor is not satisfied them and removes them. I and another Phd student have been working since beginning of the lab( My prof is new and this lab was given to her on joining in Summer 2012) and we are the only permanent fixtures.
I am the defacto programmer and i program all the projects in lab.I had asked my advisor for PHd last week ( i completed my thesis defense last year)but she said she needs to check her funding and will get back to me ,at same time she is putting out a word to other professors that she needs good RAs.
In the interim , an established tenure professor in our dept. in Operations research had asked me to join his lab as PhD for a project in data mining as he said i am very good at Computer Science and he needs my skills for his projects. I had asked him if its common in his lab to change people constantly and he told me there were only 4 people working in his lab for past 5 years and he said always asks for input from his own students in lab before contacting anybody for RAs.
She never asked me and the PHD student for advice before taing people and fires them freqently . It kinds of like puts pressure on me as i feel she is not happy with my work and looking for replacement.And i really dont like working with new people every 2 months.
So why is my advisor doing this?How frequently do you hire and fire people in your labs?