1/16/2015

I haven’t written in awhile because i have had a few things going on in my life.  Last Friday I went to work and was told by my supervisor to come to his office.  He asked me if I was happy with my job, which i replied yes.  He said well we have heard from some of your coworkers that you are not happy.  We are going to offer you two options.  Let you resign with 2 weeks pay, or __.  <— I left that blank because at the time, i didn’t know what that other option was.  So, he tells me to take the day off with pay and to come back at the end of the school day. So all day im thinking well shit, are they going to fire me? Are they giving me the chance to save face? Fast forward to the end of the school day, I go to his office with him, along with the principal and one of the new directors.  I asked what the other option was and they stated that I was not going to be fired.  I said well were is this coming from?  They proceed to pull out a copy of some blogs that I have written on here that dealt with the students. I said what the hell does someone get paid to read my shit all day?  Not once in any of my blogs do I call a student by their name, but I understood where they were coming from with it.  Mind you I was already talked to a week after Veterans Day because i made a post on facebook to our head company saying something like “what does a veteran have to do to get veterans day off” or some crap like that.  Again, nothing bad but they didn’t like it. I told the principal that no, I am not going to resign.  I said that I do however feel like if I don’t resign there will be a bulls eye on my back.  She said no, but this is it, if you mess up then you’re gone.  I felt that was fair enough, not a problem, let me get back to work on Monday. Here is the thing, during this conversation, the director who has only been there for a month was talking negative to me the entire time. It got to the point that the principal had to cut her off and tell her to keep on the matter at hand.  The director is not a bad lady, she is their for the kids and she wants to try something new.  What she failed to see or listen from others is that my coworkers and I had tried numerous times to try something new and were shot down.  I’ll be honest, it got to the point where I was just there for the kids and really didn’t care about anything else.  The thing that set me off the most and why I decided to put in my resignation, is that she said i was not a team player.  I think the fact that I came in on my days off, while not getting paid, to work on our school makes me a team player.   Telling my staff that i will get between them and a student so they don’t get hit and hurt, makes me a team player. Taking pictures of our open house grand opening, while not asking to get paid, makes me a team player. Just basically being their for the safety of my coworkers and keeping the kids from going off, makes me a team player. I was hoping that my supervisor would step in and stick up for me but that didn’t happen.  I told the director that i’m not going to walk around the school with a smile on my face 24/7, anyone that knows me can tell you i’m not like that.  I turned in my resignation and thanked them for the opportunity.  I was grateful that the principal let me come in on Monday and say goodbye to the kids.  I would love to go in and ask to resend my resignation.  I’m just afraid that if I do that and they say yes, I would sneeze the wrong way and get fired within a week.

School… can’t wait to be done with my masters.  My only regret that i am having right now is that i should stayed with business as my major.  Instead, I am doing healthcare administration.  I would like to end up working with the VA, so I’m guessing this degree along with my bachelors in business will probably workout well for me.

Speaking of school, what’s up with President Obama’s plan to make two years of community college free? This makes no sense.  Here are the issues that I see.  1) Who is going to be able to take advantage of this?  Is someone like myself who get school loans going to be able to do it?  Is there going to be a GPA requirement of let’s say 2.5.  What if Jimmy has a 2.5 one semester then a 2.3 the next.  Is he going to be able to continue under probation or be dropped.  If he gets the 2.3 does he need to repay that money.  2) College’s wont do this for free, so whose paying?  Are taxpayers going to foot the bill or will the government let schools use it as a tax incentive?  3) Having universities take credits from community colleges is a pain in the ass now. Will it get harder once it is free?  4) If you take advantage of the free two years, are you eligible to apply for grants and loans after the two years.  5) If you are already in college and lets say a junior, can you use one of those free years for your senior year or is it only the first two years?   I’m just not a fan of this. If tax payers are the ones who have to pay for this, then those of us who are in school currently or have graduated, will be paying not only our own loans, but others as well.  The only good thing other than someone getting an education is, this may cause other college’s or universities to lower their tuition.  They will be losing money if Jimmy says well I was going to go to UNI all four years, but if I can get two years free then transfer, i’ll do it.  Instead of one year at UNI being $17,000 for an instate freshman, they lower the cost to just under $10,000.

That’s it for now folks.

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