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Just Sven
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2 days ago

Another day, another dollar. Happy Wednesday, GN.

Paddy O'Furnijur
Editor
2 days ago

Happy Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven!

I’ve got a meeting this afternoon with our Director of Business Services to go over some special education financials and reimbursement, so I guess I get another day of PTO added to the pile.

Just Sven
Editor
2 days ago

Make sure you document it and use it -- in my experience managers have a short memory for their comp day promises.

Paddy O'Furnijur
Editor
2 days ago
Reply to  Just Sven

She’s also the head of HR (some people wear many hats) and told me I need to document all the time I’ve been putting in while I’m officially off so that I can get paid for it. As a teacher, I don’t accrue PTO and I’m expected to work every day that school is in session, so I need to get paid, rather than get days off. That’s fine with me.

Just Sven
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1 day ago

Money is good.

Paddy O'Furnijur
Editor
1 day ago
Reply to  Just Sven

Yes, it is.
<rant>
I was asked to join a meeting with our Dir. of SpEd, our new SpEd Program Specialist, the department administrative assistant, and the aforementioned Dir. of Bus. Services to explain how I process invoices before sending them to A/P. The idea is to break down the charges into the appropriate accounts and with the desired level of detail. The past two years, the Dir. of SpEd should have taken over the task, but apparently she got her friend, the Principal, to make sure she didn’t have to do it. Now that I’m no longer in administration, she’s stuck with it. She recorded the meeting so she could go over it again and again. It’s a bloody simple task that is more tedious than difficult. As we discussed other fiscal-related matters, she mentioned that she went to a SpEd Business 101 seminar that our district offers a few times each year, but still doesn’t understand some of what was taught and wasn’t sure how much of it was her responsibility (hint: all of it). Later, when meeting separately with the Dir. of Bus. Svcs, I mentioned that this was the third consecutive year that she had attended the SpEd Business 101 seminar. I told the director, who is also our HR person, that the SpEd director doesn’t know how to do her job. She agreed. Now for the rant. She was given a promotion to Vice Principal of Special Education. If I wasn’t so old, I’d be looking for work elsewhere. </rant>

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