Monday, March 30, 2009

Pink Slips

It has been a little stressful this month. March 15th is pink slip day if you work for a school district. Basically that means that by March 15th the district must notify you if you might be laid off for the following school year. The California budget is not so great and education (and so many other things) are really taking a hit. Time are extremely tough. I was a little bit worried, in terms of other school psychologist in my district I have not been there long and I don't have a whole lot of seniority.
Thankfully I made it through and did not get a pink slip. I am extremely greatful. Many of my friends did, however, get pink slipped. My boss included. My heart goes out to them all and I am praying that they all get their jobs back; not only for their financial situations, but also for the students. We need teachers and staff members, these kids are the future and they deserve a good, solid foundation.
I am not a union employee, but I am a member of the management group in our district and the board decided we would all be taking a 2.7% decrease in pay, however we would work five less days, which equals out anyway. I will definitely take that over a pink slip and if that pay decrease can save some teacher and administrators than awesome.

1 comment:

J and C Smith said...

Glad to hear that you did not get one! It is tough times right now! So many people are out of a job right now... it is scary. Times are slow for my father-in-law who pays me and so I am not sure how much longer I am going to have a job. I have been applying for other things, but there sure is not much out there. Just have to hope for the best and take it day by day!