4 furlough days but I'M GLAD I GOT A JOB??? (sarcasm alert)

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Registered: 06-04-2003
4 furlough days but I'M GLAD I GOT A JOB??? (sarcasm alert)
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Sun, 02-20-2011 - 11:49am

So everyone in the DCPS system will have 4 days this year without pay and we must sign off that we were notified. Sucks all to be dammed that the employees have to be ROBBED to pay down a deficit we didn't create. I'm not happy about it, but not much I can do.

Then these, seemingly "slow" co workers walking around, let them take the money, and be glad we got jobs. Well yes, we all need employment, but how far is this gonna go?? How much will be taken before we stand up and say too much.

Can our health care be far behind?? We already pay a portion of it now, so what when have to pay it all, ITS OKAY CAUSE WE GOT JOBS???

I know its better to be gainfully employed and maybe they make so much money, losing 400 dollars from your salary aint much, but something just rubs me wrong when I hear those people say, stop complaining we got jobs!!

And having been unemployed for a whole year, on the one hand I understand, on the other why is being WALKED ALL OVER something that people in the education field must accept with a smile.

And don't get me started on my culture please. WE sometimes just take bad behavior that is thrust upon us as "status quo" and don't even fight for things until its too late.

Oh well, GLAD I GOT A JOB HUH??

GT39

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Registered: 12-04-2000

Well, if the governors in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Indiana, Idaho

Sherry
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Registered: 06-04-2003
I concur!! And honestly when I hear my coworkers say, "glad we got jobs" I can't help but think, DAMN YOU'RE IGNORANT. Do you really know what's going on?? Oh my goodness.

Wow, gotta love teaching.

GT39
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Registered: 04-07-2002

You know, I really like you and agree with most of what you say.

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Registered: 06-04-2003
I'm a teacher with credentials and education in a TEACHER'S AIDE position. Yes I have a job, but I have to do other side jobs to get by.

So yes those four days, are a helluva bite out of my huge ARSE.

One love Beth we are all going through it one way or another.