Sunday, August 06, 2006

Cool Shuttle Pic

The shuttle Atlantis on its way to the launch pad for a late August date with the ISS.


I know I was going to give you all a blow by blow description of my trials and tribulations of this week, but to be quite honest they are quite boring, and I really don't want to revisit all the joyous details. Let me just give you this warning. When you agree to take a new job here are a few questions to ask before you give notice at your current gig: 1. Will it cost me anything to take this job?(if the answer is $200+ find out just how many different money orders you will need) 2. When will my health benefits begin?(if the answer is 90 days later, think twice) and 3. If I work a day before we can process my paperwork(due to clerical errors, not my fault) will I still get paid for that day?(short answer, no)

And just like my last job, the administrative arrangement at the high school leaves a lot to be desired. I have a feeling that there will be a lot of 'but we've always done it this way' for me to fight. Ah well, c'est la vie I suppose. Have a great weekend.

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Anonymous said...

This sounds a bit weird. Are you taking a teaching position? If so, all of your salary, benefits, etc. should be mandated by a contract. There is no wiggle room there.
And what do these people want you to pay for?
As for administrators at the high school level- well, they are pretty much all tools with the exception of those who have done this for a million year. They just don't care what you do as long as you don't touch anyone or start anything on fire.
Hang in there!

Marius said...

The payments were a plethora of fees for certification, physical, and fingerprinting. And yes, all the benefits were in the contract, but I was not aware of the 90 day waiting period before I accepted the job, nor did I know to ask since I have never had to deal with that since I stopped working hourly.

Anonymous said...

get yourself a high deductable plan for the 90 days. I found a plan for 343 a month with a 2500 deductable. Don't burn the extra jack for an hmo plan. And don't try to "wing it" with a family. Doug