Wednesday, September 7

Union rule 26. "Every employee must win 'Worker of the Week' at least once, regardless of gross incompetence, obesity, or rank odor." Heh heh heh heh.

What's wrong with unions. Of particular problem is number 3. A teacher is caught watching porn on his computer. The charges are indisputable, but the teacher/union doesn't think the teacher should be fired, only reprimanded for GETTING CAUGHT WATCHING PORN ON A SCHOOL COMPUTER. I mean beyond the moral implications, this guy should just be fired for plain stupidity. If you are that desperate to watch porn bring your laptop to school, or easier an Iphone. I don't have an iphone, but i assume you can download porn to it, and that would be pretty easy to carry into the bathroom with you where nobody would bother you. Anyway the union put up such a fight that it cost $400,000 to fire this guy. And that's with clear uncontested gross misconduct. Imagine how hard it would be to get rid of a teacher just for completely sucking. I don't have a problem with unions advocating for more money (maybe a little problem with public unions doing it, but even so.) The problem is that unions come up with all sorts of rules that A. make it impossible to ever get rid of a bad employee, and B. make it impossible to ever try to implement new methods of work. The result is to strangle an industry with incompetent employees who cannot be gotten rid of and cannot be required to learn new skills. Which is why private unions are all dying out/going bankrupt. Only public unions with unlimited tax dollars to leach off of can survive.


Blogger Aras said...

And I thought only in Lithuania teachers stand by during beatings. It turns out America is worse: here at least someone will get fired over it. Riese's school's principal was replaced last year after a kid had to go to the trauma ward of the hospital after getting beaten up.

3:01 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

Honestly depending on the age i wouldn't expect teachers to get involved. If it's 2 16-18 year old guys, especially if they are athletic most teachers really wouldn't be able to do anything. Obviously if it's like 8 year olds that's a different story. But even so to be fair to teachers if they grab a kids arm or something the parents are likely to sue. It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation.

11:57 PM  
Blogger Aras said...

At CRHS the teachers always broke up fights, even when it was several big guys against several other big guys. But what I'm talking about in Lithuania is not really a fight, it's one guy kicking the shit out of another guys who has already lost consciousness. I don't know the details of the Riese incident, but it must have been something similar.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

To be fair at CRHS the kids are all from relatively decent backgrounds and not as likely to become violent with a teacher. It's not really the same as if you were teaching in new haven at a school with metal detectors on the doors and kids who have no real family and have been in an out of juvy. Those kids may not respect the authority of a teacher that way kids at CRHS did. If a woman or even a middle aged man got into that fray it may not be as easy. It seems like riese schools should be more like CRHS but i don't really know.

1:05 PM  

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