Saturday, November 20, 2010
I'm not the only one noticing the groups that party hardy with the person in charge getting favorite treatment.
I'm not the only one seeing them getting the best classes to teach.
I'm not the only one seeing them having their ideas and views becoming policy for the rest of the department to follow.
I'm not the only one seeing them have the same classroom problems everyone else has and seeing their problems ignored.
I'm not the only one that realized regents statistics were not e-mailed to everyone this year, probably because the party hardy crew did not do as well as some of the undesirables.
If I were the boss and I had a group of young, impressionable people working for me, calling me "father" and doing whatever I said, I might favor them too.
The contract says nothing about the boss having to be a nice guy, or even a human guy. Bosses like this one know how to fragment their departments and hold back progress. They know how to hurt, not how to help. It is a shame. Bosses like the one described know how to do whatever they want within the confines of the contract.