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Update: not working for "free"

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

FYI for those of you that care:
This is an update to my 2/12 blog about working for "free"

They decided to pay me! (I think they were just seeing if they could get away with it.) I had to fill out the paperwork for back pay today, so it may still be a bit before I can collect the money. Everyone in the building: Union, colleagues, principal were relieved that the situation is resolved.

Through the situation I was a *professional.* We had a week break for President's Week. I worked up to that Friday "To give you the break to arrange coverage." I also left work for 1-2 days following break so that the students would be case he needed a few more days to organize something. Instead Principal called me into the office before the day started on the Monday back and gave me the good news. I said "Terrific! Then I am back on board. You can count on me."

I dont like playing Chicken. But I'm glad this particular gamble worked out.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRONGDAWG 3/3/2013 1:06PM

    This is great news.

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    Good for you!

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VIXSTERLU 2/28/2013 1:35PM

    That's wonderful news! So glad it worked out for everyone, especially for you emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 2/28/2013 1:22PM

    emoticon Way to stand up for yourself. I'm so proud of you! emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 2/28/2013 1:21PM

  Good for you - glad the issue was resolved in a positive way! Nice job!

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SIMONEKP 2/28/2013 10:45AM


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LESLIELENORE 2/28/2013 10:25AM

    How awesome that they will pay you, just sorry you had to go through the stress.

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LULUBELLE65 2/28/2013 3:28AM

    yay! Good for you!

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FITFOODIE806 2/27/2013 11:23PM

    Great news!!

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ROXYZMOM 2/27/2013 11:03PM

    Awesome :)

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JPONCIN 2/27/2013 10:48PM

  I agree that they were trying to bluff...what great news for you!!! I'm really happy for you. You are back to doing what's best for the kids, and for you. :D

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UNSWEETMAMA 2/27/2013 9:32PM

    emoticon emoticon

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CHOCOHIPPO 2/27/2013 9:12PM

    Good for you. I'm glad it worked out.

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/27/2013 9:11PM

    Woo-hoo! You stood up and respected yourself, and surprise! So did the organization. Unfortunately, it's the way it is rigged. When I applied for my current position, the folks offering the job were forced by their rules to offer me the minimum, and I had to counter to ask for what I know my work is worth. Kind of like dickering over used car prices. Called Negotiating.

I wish we didn't HAVE to do this, but it is part of the world in which we live.

Good for you, and congrats on your new paying position!

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