Summertime Blues

July 9, 2007

I have worked summer school for the past several years. In fact, the man who served as summer school principal (but has since retired) lobbied for the position years ago with me in mind.

In April, when the summer school positions were posted, I submitted a letter of interest, as is customary. I was not contacted in reference to my application, and the position was given to someone else. It is my understanding that seniority is supposed to be a factor in deciding which applicant is chosen for the position. I would like to know why that policy was not adhered to in this case.

As it turns out, I would have had to withdraw my application, due to continuing disability. However, I didn’t know that at the time of the submission of my letter of interest, and neither did Administration. Therefore, the position should have gone to me, as it always has.

The fact that I was not appointed to work summer school this year could affect my worker’s comp benefits. There is something wrong with this picture, and I would like to know what happened. So, I will be getting in touch with my union president.

Why does everything have to be so complicated?

Song of the Day: Complicated by Avril Lavigne


One Response to “Summertime Blues”

  1. yaketyyak said

    Comments from D-Land:

    Bex – 2007-07-09 08:31:24
    You’re right, everything always seems to be so darn complicated… “IF SOMETHING CAN GO WRONG, IT WILL” is so true. At least in MY world it’s true! And in yours, as well!
    Sunday – 2007-07-09 11:19:23
    Perhaps they feel that you working would be a liability? (Yeah, doesn’t make sense to me either, but that’s the only thing I could think of.)
    Denver doug – 2007-07-09 19:15:37
    “Well, we have followed the protocol to the letter, and you’re out, sorry.” Or words to that effect. Hope your union person can be of help !
    Diane – 2007-07-09 23:42:43
    Is there a new summer principal? Perhap with a pet of their own?
    Stephanie – 2007-07-10 07:37:15
    I was thinking the same thing, Diane. But, that goes against my contract. I’ll be looking forward to hearing what my union president has to say…

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