Life Fucks us Again

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Re: Life Fucks us Again

Postby badplantmommy » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:57 pm

grimalkin wrote:We're pretty sure at this point that it's something either personal or illegal. No one else on the staff saw it coming, and they're all completely astounded. All the teachers volunteered to write to the board and find out what the fuck. They also may submit a joint "Vote of No Confidence" in the principal.


I hope the teachers follow through on this. If I was in their shoes, I'd be worrying about who he was gonna fuck over next. :grump2:

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Re: Life Fucks us Again

Postby Dandelion » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:45 pm

I hope they do, too. That's just not right; and if it can be uncovered that it was religious discrimination (my first thought)---busted!!! Plus I agree: if they'll do it to Tipper, who else is next??

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Postby Ireneb » Wed May 01, 2013 1:35 am

Dandelion wrote:That's just not right; and if it can be uncovered that it was religious discrimination (my first thought)---busted!!! Plus I agree: if they'll do it to Tipper, who else is next??

I thought the McCarthy era was done and dusted. If your suspicion is correct, it would seem not. Wish I could magic this away for you both, Grim.
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Re: Life Fucks us Again

Postby grimalkin » Wed May 01, 2013 7:59 am

Update: Tipper *finally* got the administrator to talk to him. It was the commute issue. They felt that commuting so far was taking too much out of him and it affected his planning. Which is fine, and why they couldn't just be up front about that in the first place is a mystery to me. Of course, if I had been the administrator, I would have taken Tipper aside somewhat earlier and said, "This is a concern, how can we rectify it?" before freaking firing him. But that's just me... :tong:
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Re: Life Fucks us Again

Postby neko2 » Wed May 01, 2013 8:27 am

I'm glad they finally gave him a reason. Too bad they didnt try your approach first that would have made more sense.
A friend of mine was fired years ago from a charter school. He was told why after it was too late for a lawsuit. His partner died and that was why. Jackasses

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Postby shaza » Wed May 01, 2013 2:10 pm

grimalkin wrote:Shaza, there are no protections for workers here. 'Cause, you know, that would be socialism.

I'd love to move there, but I couldn't take the climate.


Well grim - I think that sometimes too... but then I think of my alternatives... and all I can say is I appreciate warm sunny days all the more here. :-)

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Re: Life Fucks us Again

Postby jim » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:54 am

grimalkin wrote:No. No rights at all. If he'd lasted another year, they would have had to give him a reason. But most states in America have something called "at-will employment," which means you can get fired at any time for no cause. Technically it means you can leave a job at any time for no cause too, but it rarely works out that way.

Teachers have it really bad here. Politicians with no experience in education pass laws that make it impossible for them to do their jobs and take away any security they once had. Colorado recently passed a Senate Bill eliminating tenure and making 50% of a teacher's evaluation dependent on students' performance on standardized tests. People complain that teachers get paid too much and have it too easy and are lazy, when most teachers barely make poverty-level wages and work harder than anyone else in any other profession. When funding gets cut, the first thing to go is money for education, because "you can't fix a problem by throwing money at it" anyway.

I am so fucking steamed about this. I know Tipper loves to teach and he feels it's his calling, but I kind of wish he'd felt a calling to be a lawyer or something.


Hope it is all working out in some fashion, Grimmy. I saw on the FB that some things were stirring, but I am hardly there enough to keep track.

At-will employment is something we in the contracting field enjoy the benefits of, at least here in WA. If I have a shitty job, which I do, and I get an offer for a contract elsewhere, I just wake up, call my boss, tell him I quit, drop of the lappy to corporate and start a new job the next day. I have seen that happen here at AT&T at minimum a dozen times in the last year. No questions can be asked and no explanations need be offered. We like it that way.

I would think, given this rate of turnover, that the company (AT&T) would find some way to keep people onboard; given better pay, a person might stick around longer, or perhaps some kind of perk or benefit. But since we have 1/2 of fucking India on a boat on their way over here to take our jobs, why would they care about better conditions? These fuckers work 12-14 hours a day for shit wages and love it. It beats working a call center for ten rupee an hour.
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