Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
No, you are not a “free loader.” You are exercising your right as an American. Unions remind me of a “communist” state. During my employment I did just what you did because I witnessed what unions do to people – but, like you, to have the job I started with was a union-covered job. I let them do their job and I did my job. It was a relief when I was part of management and did not have to worry about the union. In today’s world, the union is too political.
Performing your job to meet the criteria is fine – if that is what you want to do; but, in order to be recognized as exceptional – you need to put out extra effort to show you are a leader not a follower.
Always remember – the sky is the limit and it is in your hands to show you have “star ” quality.
Barring extreme circumstances, my employment is guaranteed, yet I cannot receive any performance-based raises or bonuses.
I recently received an email from the local chapter of the National Education Association informing me that collective bargaining had ended and a salary schedule for the 2018-19 school year had been agreed upon. In other words, a union of which I am not a member has negotiated my new salary for the upcoming school year.
As a second-year elementary school teacher in southern New Mexico, I would be lying if I said that I have not seriously considered joining the union, or that I will never join the union. The pressure is high at the Title I school in which I work.
Our students’ lives include single mothers, numerous siblings, incarcerated fathers, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, custody battles, and a rotating cast of stepfathers. The…
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