As we have heard and read, and according to the UFT Memorandum of Agreement, an ATR can be removed from a school after 50 days for;
...problematic behavior, means behavior that is inconsistent with the expectations established for professionals working in schoolNow just what is problematic behavior? It would help that there would be a list of a guide of such behaviors made public to help steer the ATR's away from engaging in such types of behavior that will get them terminated. It is safe to assume that, insubordination, sexual harassment of staff, verbal harassment of staff, corporal punishment, verbal abuse, improper touching, can and will be problematic and will sustain in being voted off the island.
We all know that a principal with an idea to get someone can be problematic and can and will lie and get others to lie for them.The Crack Team looked into this problematic issue of what else constitutes problematic behavior and contacted appropriate people within the DOE.
Sources shared with The Crack Team a memo, put together by the Labor Relations team at Tweed, which was blasted out through Outlook to all the principals entitled; "Problematic Behavior for Problematic ATR's and How To Get Rid of Said ATR's Unproblemmaticaly." The Crack Team was allowed to read the memo and take notes but were forbidden to make copies.
Problematic Behavior, according to Labor Relations consists of;
Having a heartbeat
Walking in the front door
Being over the age of 40
Male pattern baldness
Having Acid Reflux disease
Ability to identify Bob McAllister
Having independence of thought
Treating colleagues respectfully
Belief in a God other than the one the principal believes in
Not seeing the principal as a deity
Choosing Riker over Spock as the better first officer
Belief that Shemp was funnier than Curley
Belief that Joe Besser was funnier than Shemp
Belief that Andy Kaufman is still alive (Oh oh! I'm doomed)
Belief that Billy Preston was the "5th Beatle"
You prefer David Lee Roth over Sammy Hagar
You prefer Wolfgang Van Halen over Michael Anthony
You believe that Elton John's best work has has come since 1982
Taking a sick day
Leaving work in an emergency because your child was in horrible accident
Putting family first
Putting others first
Contributing to the well being of the community
The way you walk
The way you talk
The color of your skin
The principal did not get any the previous night
The principal wanted you and you didn't put out
You leave before 6 PM
You arrive later than 6 AM
You expect to be paid per session
You expect to be treated respectfully
You don't invite your principal to your kid's bar mitzvah
You get pregnant
Death in the family
You die and fail to come to work
Carrying a Coca-Cola
You get in a car accident the previous day and break every bone in your body and can't come in the next day
The way you look
Anything and everything about you.
You refuse to live in the principal's colon
There is nothing you can't do to stop a person you has it in for you. If they want to nail you they can and they will. They need a witness? It is easy. There are enough lackies, sycophants, etc... in a school, a principal will find one.
VOTE NO ON THE CONTRACT. THE CAREER YOU SAVE MIGHT BE YOUR OWN OR SOMEONE ELSE'S.