Mrs. McCool, victim of injustice

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by MisterMcCool, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    At the conclusion of the 2011-2012 school year, Mrs. McCool was surplused from her position as a special education aide as a result of force reduction. :(School board policy mandates that surplused employees be given the opportunity to fill the first comparable vacancy for which they are qualified.


    The very position from which Mrs. McCool was surplused was recently posted soliciting applications. Mrs. McCool applied and interviewed. Despite Mrs. McCool's entitlement, qualifications, and experience, the position was awarded to an unqualified, inexperienced candidate.


    A prerequisite for the position is an associate's degree, 60 college credit hours, or successful completion of the WorkKeys exam. Mrs. McCool possesses associates, bachelor's, and master's degrees, has passed the WorkKeys AND Praxis exams, and has experience in the position. The candidate awarded the position has no post-secondary education, has not passed the required exam, and has no paraprofessional experience (with the exception of occasional substitution.)


    Private sector employee selection allows for discretion. This is a public school.


    I appealed the employee selection to the school board superintendent. (Mr. McCool can be perceived as intimidating.) My wife does not want me to fight this battle for her. BUT I CAN'T STOP! Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.


    What do I do? :mad: :confused:
     
  2. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Fight the fight!

    She'll be pissed off at you for a while, but she'll be very happy with the outcome if she gets the position.
     

  3. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    She will get the position if I fight.
    This is a job that pays less than $15,000 a year. But it is the job she wants.
     
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  4. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Appears to be a case of hiring younger, less intelligent, or less educated people who will work for a lower wage.
    Probably have a hard time with this one but give 'em hell!
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    wanna borrow my fiancee's hammer?
     
  6. MisterMcCool

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    The prerequisite is part of the no child left behind act.
     
  7. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    I think with all those credentials and given the pay sucks she ought to be doing some serious job hunting for something that actually pays. With a masters she should be making over 100k. Then Mr. McCool could buy some more guns. :D
     
  8. MisterMcCool

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    MisterMcCool does pretty well. That is why Mrs. McCool has the luxury of working at a job she wants rather than a job she needs.
     
  9. emo

    emo Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Just be careful if Mrs McCool really doesn't want you ti fight it. Grew up with 3 sisters and now have two daughters. I tend to want to jump in and fix things for them but most of the time they just want me to listen and let them work it out for themselves. Other times when I try to step back and listen, they come back with "Hey, I told you this was broken, why didn't you fix it yet?". Make sure you do what she really wants.
     
  10. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The woman who got the job really needed it. Her family has some financial issues. That may be why she got the job. My wife's friends at the school told her to accept it and apply for the next vacancy. She is sure to get it. BULL****! She was sure to get this one. The principal violated school board policy and ignored the prerequisite imposed by the school system and the no child left behind act. This is incompetence, abuse of power, or both.
    Public service employment is not given to the most needy applicant! Do we really want financial failures and homeless people teaching our youth?
    You would think that, of any employer, the school system would be the most likely to give preference to the more educated candidate.
     
  11. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    She doesn't want to fight it. I can't allow this to go unexposed.
     
  12. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The written threat of a law suit may fix it. Verbal threats have no weight. A complaint to the EEOC may help.

    She may not want you to fight this battle because she is not a fighter. Sometimes we have to fight for those unable to fight for themselves.
     
  13. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Injustice is not McCool at all! You have no choice. Fight on!!
     
  14. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Spot on.
    Both women substitute at the school and have the same network of friends and coworkers. My wife fears that if she wins the appeal, the other woman loses. Everyone knows how much she needs the job and Mrs. McCool will appear to have taken it from her. She is afraid she will be hated and shunned at work.
     
  15. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    The American Public School system is a tool of the Left. If you are seeking fairness in employment leave it to the Bureaucrats and move on.:(
     
  16. MisterMcCool

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    I was firm with the superintendent and demanded an internal investigation. My wife noticed it was in the works at the school today. :D
     
  17. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Correct. If it is not resolved before the next board meeting, I may video the debate.
     
  18. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    This is the simple truth given the facts we have in the thread. Your wife is not taking a job from the other woman,. She is taking back a job that was taken from her.
     
  19. MisterMcCool

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    The school board's investigation started today. They questioned the woman's qualification. She is scheduled to assume the position October 1st. It is impossible for her to earn a degree or achieve 60 college credit hours before then. The administration has her scrambling to pass the required exam prior to the first. I doubt she has the money to pay for the test. We paid for her substitute license this year.
     
  20. Pasquanel

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    Make her want a better job:p