Wednesday, September 07, 2011

PARENTS: KEEP YOUR SICK KIDS HOME

  
School District Doctor Says
Perfect Attendance Policies/Awards
Send The Wrong Message

  

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not only keep them home but get them immunized!!!!!! I'm shocked the doc didn't mention it.

Anonymous said...

1 Doctor collecting pay from 16 Districts. Gee I wonder what that adds up to over a year.

I wonder more why the hell taxpayers are funding a District doctor. What does said doctor do for the money? Why isn't County Health filling the function?

Why do we need a doctor to tell "parents" to keep their sick love trophy home?

How many kids actually get near perfect attendance in 2011? How many GCSD employees are on the payroll to fudge numbers to gain State Aid?

This needs INVESTIGATION!

Are any retired Troopers available?
Only retired Troopers are pure enough to investigate potential misuse of taxpayer dollars.

Is a retired Trooper doubledipping an abuse of tax dollars?

Charlie Hubbard said...

Frankly this report was pretty shallow.
A report on the absenteeism rates of different schools would tell us something.
This report is based on someones 'feelings'.

Based on the last info I am aware of we have kids in high school who are 'sick' 10% of the time.
My concern is and always has been wheather these kids realise that a 10% absenteeism rate will leave them 'unemployeed' when they get into the 'real' world.
Do we have a responsibility to make this part of the 'learning' experience - it would appear not.

chubbard005@rochester.rr.com

Charlie Hubbard said...

A ps: to my previous posting - a reminder.
The number one complaint from employers has been and continues to be - these kids do not know how important it is to be to work EACH day ON-TIME.

Anonymous said...

I am an employer and have approx. 85 people working for me. You be shocked on how many times I need to councel someone for being tardy, no call/ no show and absenteesim in a week. Some think it is okay to just use their cell phone and send text messages while on the clock. Each type of infractions are all in their employee handbook that they sign off on, take home and is read to them during orientation.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, and they still work for you, 7:47?

Anonymous said...

We visited the BMW plant in the Carolinas some months back. After the tour when the guide asked if there were any questions, some asked about the cars, some asked about suppliers, some asked about the area. One fellow, a young-ish 20 something, asked what happens if the employees are late to work. Kind of telling.

SCATS said...

To 8:21PM ~~ Your problem with 7:47PM is what? I wonder if you are one of the many contractors my friends and I have had troubles with this summer. I've decided to fight back for those who: make appointments then don't show up & don't call; tell me they are too busy to look at my project, but continue to advertise in the paper week after week; make appointments then show up late without calling; tell me on the phone they don't do the kind of work their ads say they do; and finally, the guys who "cherry-pick" jobs ... taking only the biggest or easiest or most profitable that comes their way. Several of these contractors were recommended by other contractors. I left them know their pals are making them look bad by giving out their names.

If you are in such a business, you need to do what you say you are going to do, when you promised to do it and at the price you offered to do it for.

Rant over :)

Anonymous said...

8:21 in case you haven't heard, it's an employer's market out there. Too many unemployed, too few jobs.

Anonymous said...

RE: 8:21
Yes they do for a little while. You see they have a Union with a Union contract that tells us exactly how many times we allow them to do something before we susupend them and eventually terminate their lazy behinds.
I am sure that you would handle it much different but I am also sure you propably would have your lawyers phone number saved in your cell phone as well.

Anonymous said...

???
The question is why 7:47 is keeping unproductive, lazy, tardy employees around? Fire them already. They're violating policy. Show them the door.
Don't waste time counseling them. Employees are easily replaced with cheaper, better models.

Anonymous said...

I think you missed my point SCATS. When I asked 7:47 if those people still worked for him/her, the point I was trying to make was this: With all the people out there supposedly looking for a job, why on earth would you continue to employ people whom you have to "councel for being tardy, no call/ no show and absenteesim in a week. Some think it is okay to just use their cell phone and send text messages while on the clock"??????

And no, I'm not a "contractor."

Anonymous said...

Thank you, 10:59. You seem to be the only one who got my point!

SCATS said...

To 10:17AM ~~ You're right. I thought you meant something else entirely. When you write comments, especially short ones, they can often be interpreted in several ways due to lack of tone, etc.

Anonymous said...

There are very few people that are skilled in many of the trades or even business skills. If a person gets the job and they are skilled and they don't show up or are late, there is often times no one else to take over the position. In some cases college graduates cannot find work in these jobs because they do not have that skill. So in these cases it is the prospective employees that have the upper hand. The company has to recruit people that can do the job either because they were trained somewhere else and have experience or they received training as an apprentice or at trade school.
And now there are no longer moms at home while dads go to work. So if a child is sick and stays home from school one of the parents has to watch the child. Many child care facilities do not take care of sick children. For sure they do not take them to the pediatrician. The employer has to allow flexibility for these absences.

SCATS said...

To 1:19PM ~~ I'm not sure who you are responding to, but I want to point out that my rant about contractors is aimed predominately at people who ARE IN BUSINESS FOR THEMSELVES. We're talking about the "boss" himself blowing off customers, cherry-picking jobs, making promises he has no intention (or ability?) to keep, etc.

Anonymous said...

Apology accepted, SCATS.