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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Penultimate Work-Week Day greetings, GN!

Where did teh thread GIF guy find a “portly” tux in Antarctica?

Oh…probably ordered it from Amazon.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Good morning and happy Thursday, GN. Hi, Fatwa.

I gots nuthin’

Poof

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Background: I work for a company let’s call Charter A. In reality I work for Alphabet Charter -- a conglomeration of Charter A, Charter B, Charter C, etc. that operates throughout the state. Alphabet Charter “buys” curriculum, online services, programs, and support from a large K-12 education company. In fact, the top employees of Alphabet Charter are employed by this K-12 company. This business arrangement if replicated across the country (CA Alphabet Charter, VA Alphabet Charter, GA Alphabet Charter, etc.) In essence, we’re really all part of this K-12 education company.

Anyway, one of my colleagues is going on maternity leave at the end of this month. Normally, the school would hire a substitute to take over her teaching duties and manage her caseload. Well, the conglomeration of schools that I work for has lost quite a bit of money this year due to unexpected numbers of student withdrawals -- unexpected to upper management, but entirely predictable based on program changes they implemented this school year -- so they aren’t going to hire anyone. They’ll just ask the rest of us to pick up the slack. While I know this is standard practice in the business world, I also know that remittances to the K-12 education company have not been reduced, so the actual owners of the company are not feeling any pain from the poor decisions of the company’s management. This is having the effect of making the teachers’ union (spit) look attractive to those who weren’t sold on the idea of joining the union.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Sven and Paddy!

This is having the effect of making the teachers’ union (spit) look attractive…

That right there seems like a pretty scathing indictment; which sucks, Paddy.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Agreed