Wow, it sounds like you had an AWFUL experience in San Diego. Where are
On 7/16/08, think you are smart wrote:
> You are way smarter than I was. I took an at-will position in San
> Diego Unified. At-will means you have NO PROTECTIONS. They can work
> you to the bone, treat you unfairly, and you can't even stand up for
> yourself because they can fire you at any time without any cause.
> Definitely do not take this job. You can see already that this is a
> school and principal that could care less about what happens to you.
> They are willing to overwork you and then want the right to fire you
> at anytime without a good reason. But once you sign the contract, you
> won't be able to quit at any time even if you give them notice
> without betting your credential suspended for a year (at least that
> is what happens in California if you quit after contract is signed.)
> I think you are right. Don't sign up for that kind of school year.
> I wish I would have refused the contract when I saw it was at-will.
> But they didn't give it to me until the day before I was supposed to
> start teaching and it was a half hour before the end of the work day.
> So if I didn't sign right then, the school would have suddenly been
> without a teacher. Aren't they sneaky!! But I should have taken care
> of myself instead of them. You remember that. Take care of you first!