Sunday, October 01, 2006

More On Dr. Suit

One day Dr. Suit was sitting with some teachers in the cafe when the school phone rang. It rang and rang and not one teacher got up to answer it. Finally, he got up to answer it himself. When he came back to the table, Dr. Suit began to berate every teacher at the table for not moving. What Dr. Suit failed to realize is that contractually teachers are entitled to a duty-free lunch. It is not their problem if someone needs something urgently at that moment. Furthermore, Dr. Suit failed to realize that lunch time is the only time of the day when most teachers get to sit. Teachers do not have Dr. Suit's luxury of sitting behind a desk all day and of having a secretary screen calls. Furthermore, teacher's do not usually get pesonal phone calls on the school phone--that is what cell phones are for. A call on the school phone can only mean something bad, like a coverage. I guess Dr. Suit is used to having people around him whose only function in life is to serve him. I know he is learning the hard way that this is not the case.

5 comments:

nyceducator said...

Perhaps Unity can put a clause in the next contract requiring teachers to answer phones so Dr. Suit doesn't have to strain himself.

Naturally, we will insist on receiving less than cost of living and declare victory for having achieved more work for less pay. Dr. Suits everywhere will appreciate us, as always.

Particularly the many Dr. Suits over at Tweed.

Ellie said...

Dr. Suit is an arrogant asshole. If he wants the phone answered, he can just get up and answer it. The last I looked, there were teachers eating in the lunch room, not executive secretaries. Dr. Suit better watch himself,or someone like me,just another lowly teacher, will not hesitate to put him in his place, even in front of his gaggle of geese.

Chaz said...

That is why DOE wants new teachers who don't know their rights. A new teacher would have answered the phone and jump when Dr. Suit yelled at them.

Schoolgal said...

My principal just used the PA system and calls people to her office during their lunch period to speak with her.
If a parent happens to come during their lunch period, she makes an announcement telling the teacher to report to the office.
My old union rep never addressed this issue. But then Randi has never told Klein to put a stop to it either.

Advocate Tracie said...

I love how teachers can start writing paper trails against administrators.....