Monday, March 30, 2009

Editor Red at it again...

Los Angeles, like most other regions of the country, is experiencing massive budget cuts amidst an historic economic collapse... This economic effect is now rippling thru the world of education... Hence, now I care... It would seem that my employer wishes to layoff 8400 employees as of July 1. Most of those 8400 are classroom teachers. As of late some folks are calling for the end of seniority and tenure when deciding who gets the axe and replacing them with such nonsense as "get rid of the old useless pissed off guy and save the young energetic new guy"... So, I had to chime in....

Give a read

http://www.dailybreeze.com/letters/ci_12025893

Also check out the story about the wreck at the Ham Supreme Shoppe, its right around the corner and was pretty chaotic...

Happy Monday!

22 comments:

joyce said...

Why things go wrong does everyone dump on education??? Don't they know that the answer to society's problem is educating the children so they grow and become productive individuals? This whole economic problem is sickening.
The lay offs are wrong & unfair. Taking away ones seniority & tenure how ridiculous is that. What does it say for working hard to get ahead?

It seems our country has been taken over by the circus!!!

helenmary said...

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Loved that link all the articals were interesting and thought provoking, but lets stick to yours.Are you in fear of losing your job? Well big joey a month ago went to work like any other day as he has for 24yrs,SELDOMED called in sick or took a DAY off, I got a call from him at 9:oo in the morning he was called to the human resorce office three people were there and offered him a layoff,or a lessor position huge reduction in pay, setting him back 25yrs, he will be fifty he was 25 when he started at then TARMAC AMERICA now called TITAN AMERICA, and they gave him 20mins to make his choice,Joey has good benifits and health insurance, he had also gotten a 4% raise in Jan which now he wont see because the cut in pay and the rise in his health plan that will go from $53 a week to $75, well it has been a little more then a month with the lessor pay and bills due and we are now feeling it.He may have to cancel his insurance we have never not had health insurance, and gas is creeping up again,your job is tied to the tax base and joeys is tied to the free market, they produce something and have to sell it, that marked housing, building, construction ect. Business at almost a stand still. Teaching noble as it is does not produce or sell for profet,we don't make children but we have to teach them so your salery comes from a city, state or county budget that is funded by the tax doller, and we all know what has happened to that market,So no job is safe. I will pray no lay off comes your way, and look forward to the e-mail I get to join the billion man march in Washington for the working people of America to take back their country and demand something real get done by our law makers to help us not just bankers who have done nothing but line their pockets and garentee their servival!!Joey now works 4 10hr.days a week,not knowing if when he goes back if his job will be there.Fl has the same situation about teachers everyday on the news,our superintendent is forgoing some of his pay,This stuff makes me crazy!Millioneers sit on our school board! their children don't go to public school.So whats the solution everyone wants to work and let me tell you living on $270 less aweek sucks, cheese is $5 pound, rents are $1700 amonth and a man that make $40,000 a year can not buy a house in his neighborhood because someone was told their houst that they got for $67,000 is now worth $300,000 in a dumpy part of town. $40 a month more in a pay check from the new tax break when it kicks in will not help my budget. The $250 I will get from social security will not move the econemy but it will pay my electric bill that month. So ??????????????????

Red said...

Fortunately I am not to be laid off. But I will feel the effects of the layoffs next year when I have forty + kids in each class with hardly enough supplies for half that many...

And I truly feel for those that must be. And for those in Joeys situation too. Corporations do not care about employees, never have never will.

Thanks for your opinion.

I am ready for the revolution!!!!

Brofy said...

All they do is push the dopes from grade to grade, they dont teach, they relax and think about "lazyhill"...it is only when "lazyhill" is in jeopardy does the compassion for the morans come back, dont layoff the teachers they should close the schools and give them vouchers to some performing schools...yanks

helenmary said...

I ment to add to my comment that Joey and another man one who has been employed by the company for 35yrs got the same offer layoff or lesser position, but over the past year and a half all differnt men were affected newly heired to some over forty years office personal and supervisers.

helenmary said...

sorry my post is so long, I just don't like what is happening.

Anonymous said...

Support your local Catholic school!!!!!!

Red said...

Teaching at Catholic schools is what public school teachers do when they retire...

jad said...

Not all teachers push kids through, there are some very good ones out there who really care and want to make a difference. It is also up to parents to be invlved in their hildrens education & school. The two go hand in hand.

BTW Andrea loves her job & she has some very difficult students to teach.

Kathy M said...

WOW dont get me started the Marrero's are the self employed, we are the Small Business person, we pay very high Health Ins. Preminiums and I dont see OBAMAninator doing anything for us, I Thank God every day that I can go to work we earn are living and nobody pays are way!!! The rest of the united states better wake up to the what the White House is really all about, because it isn't for me. The hard working class!! are business is however going well and people want to swim so they are getting work done to their pools, but if they dont give a deposit that first clears the bank or a credit card that works they dont get us knocking at the door HA HA We only service the ones that can pay!!! Its ashame we have to be like this we always trusted that people would pay their bills but now you have to be so cautious and its a sad state of affairs this world of ours.

small business RED said...

You are right Kathy, the small businesses are the real backbone of our economy and I for one am well aware of how the Obamination is taking from us to give to others so that they can sit on the sidelines and complain...

Rest assured you are not alone within the clan, Laura too is a small business and we see nothing but grand theft coming from our...

Primeminister Obama!!!!!!!

What would Jesus do? said...

Jesus would support Obama, Jesus would not be a Republican. Remember what he said.... it would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to see heaven. So, as you can see, Obama is helping all you rich folks get into heaven.... If you still believe in it and have not become a non Catholic. Jesus is for free medical and pool service for all!!! Heaven is made up of the blue collar and poor folks...

jad said...

who wrote that????

You forgot to mention we have free will to choose our way!

Jesus also promises us an abundant life if we pick up our cross & follow him

Don't knock the "rich" that worked hard to get where they are. Those are the ones that Mr. Obama will be hurting with his policies.

Also do you realize that many "rich Folk" give endowments to our colleges, universities,libraries, hospitals , the arts and other charitable organizations.
Rich or not we should give to who we want when we want!

Anonymous said...

TEA PARTY. lets bring it onnn.

Anonymous said...

I for one are not rich and have always been a giver to the less of our brothers, my point is,that we work hard for the little we do have im not complaining i just dont see that Obaminator is doing anything for the small business, who is the one that keeps Ameerica strong, I try every day to live right and to help one in need, one just doesnt have to brag im a replubican and proud, and hold a deep faith with my GOD as Grandma taught us long ago. I put others before myself and as long as I can pay the bills and take a trip now and then Im living happy. AMEN

Mulligans for Obama said...

I am sure Grandma Mulligan would have supported OUR President Obama.

Charton Heston said...

yeah, Im sure Grandma Mulligan would have supported an administration that forces Catholic hospitals to kill babies...yeah, Jesus would have wanted that too, Democrats are the pro-death party...the soul cannot reconcille the travesty of pro-choice...and any catholic or God fearing person cannot either..unless your a non-beleiver..aka, Obama...

gpe said...

Good to see you vocalizing your POV Red, but you are not the most interesting read that has to go to one of the other left coasters on the page...

To your point cutting back on teachers, after any length of service, doesn't make much sense and will surely lead to the need for more prisons - they never run out of money for those!!!

Less government and more small business is the only way out of a mess like the one we are in but its going to be a few years before we move in that direction (thanks Goerge).

We can all take a page from Red and start voicing our opinions (whatever they maybe) and maybe our so called reps will start to wake up!

jad said...

Grandma would be praying for all of us, our country our leaders to do the right thing. because that is what she did...

Seldom Heard From said...

Are Grandmother would not of wanted obaminator in office, she would of prayed to GOD for the right person to be elected, just like our POPE wanted us CHATOLIC's to do, its sad to think more people would rather take what isn't thiers by the hard labors of working and PAYING your way!!! rather then work for what they need and want. SO who ever is talking and/or thinking for our beloved and most spirited and blessed Grandmother, I will not agree with that comment. !!!

Grandma's our Teacher said...

Does anyone remember how hard our Grandmother worked and for pennys, she would rather go hungry then take from anyone, she would cook big dinners for her family and then go to her job- but that was our Grandma-she lived the Christ like Life and is and should be are example on how to live, love & give to others and it doesn't have to cost anyone anything. Its like the saying Man of WORD and not of DEED is like a GARDEN full of LEAVES!!!!!

Lets Set the Example said...

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