Big Smoke

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Again You

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And I’ve been laid off again. Budget cuts once again made my position redundant, which means that as the only tech in a building of six schools, soon nobody will be running the equipment. Can’t say I didn’t see it coming; we’ll see how deep it cuts this time.

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One Response to “Again You”


  1. Unions « Big Smoke
    on Aug 26th, 2011
    @ 10:18 am

    […] The reason for this, he said, was because after a Long Island school realized it could fire all the provisional employees without trouble, Bloomberg realized he could do the same and laid off some 900 employees, including myself – as this was when I was laid off October before last. When I was rehired, it was into a new position the NYCDoE invented so as to avoid all the hassle of seniority or protection and, while it was automatically under DC37’s jurisdiction, there was no contract for it and there still isn’t. This is to say that the union was handily out-maneuvered, and it took them a full year to react. As such, this is why I’m being laid off again. […]

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