Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The DOE Says No To Santa Claus.




























According to the DOE, Santa Claus was refused a job with them because he is politically incorrect and cannot be hired by the DOE in any capacity.  Why has the DOE banned Santa Claus from employment?  Here's why.

Sexual Misconduct:
Santa Claus puts children on his lap without their permission and calls girls hoes.

Bullying and Corporal Punishment:
Santa Claus allows poor Rudolf to be bulled by other reindeer pulling his sled and threatens to put coal in the stocking of children who are bad.

Breaking And Entering:
Santa Claus goes down chimneys without approval of the homeowner and steals milk and cookies.

Judgemental:
Santa Claus makes a list and checks it twice to determine if the child is naughty or nice.  According to the DOE no child is naughty.

Poor Santa Claus, he will never get a job with the DOE.

You can read my Santa Claus posts Here, Here, Here,  Here, Here, Here, Here, and Here.

Happy Holidays to all.

 



23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard Santa went looking for Principal Namita Dwarka at Bryant HS. He was heard wandering the halls cheering "Ho-Ho-Ho"

Anonymous said...

Chaz Merry Christmas to you and family as your site has been something I have depended on while living in the atr pool. While many issues have been discussed here I must say that your site delivers the real news regarding our livlihoods.

My hope is that 2019 will bring sense to the nycdoe and maybe then the atr pool will cease to exist because really the best teachers the city has to offer are in the pool. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Poor Rudolph used to delight in fascinating children until he too was dumped in to the ATR Pool due to his stable's "Turn Around"fiasco. Now his brilliant Red Nose is only good for detecting parking spots and restroom keys. And as for fun Reindeer games like per session cheddar, coaching gigs, sixth class, tutoring?? Still sees plenty of Vixens, though, and no shortage of Frosty colleagues and admins.

Anonymous said...

The Queen of Corruption?

Anonymous said...

2018 was a year in which the privatizers brought and won a case in the supreme court trying to undermine our unions. Another opportunity to destroy public schools by going after teachers and now their unions.

However, it appears the privatizers are losing here too as many people now realize how important having a voice is and having a union allows for having a voice! I do not know anyone who cares to “drop out” of their union but some of the privatizers thought we would just abandon our union and become a right to work for less state. Noooot.

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays to all!!!

Ditto 8:17! Power to the ATRs!!!

retired teacher said...

Looks like Santa could use "de-biasing" training - whatever that is.

I'm not politically correct so it's Merry Christmas to all!

Anonymous said...

Haven't you heard, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is now racist.

Look it up.

Santa is next: white supremacy because he owns the means of production for producing toys and is a white patriarchal cis-gendered, binary male!

waitingforsupport said...

I applied for an itinerant parking pass (I'm an ATR) and was approved. It was supposed to be mailed to the school but no one has seen it (so they say). I've sent several emails to NYCDOT to no avail. Anyone has any suggestions on what my next steps should be?

Unknown said...

Should I move my money from fixed to variable A now? Advice please?

Prehistoric pedagogue said...

Pretty sure you won’t be able to begin the move till April. Decide the move by end of February

Anonymous said...

Just asking the question should you move your money fix to variable, you should not .
You have to learn more about investing . I still have my money In fix. If the market goes down more
I would slowly move it to variable. If I have 20 more years to go and maybe at the mall but if you’re ready to retire you can afford to
Read up on financial planning and when you’re ready and know what to do

T.J. L said...

6:22 it depends on what your goals and time horizon are.

I'm 40, I already have 85% of my money in Var A. Unless you plan on retiring soon there is no reason to keep a lot of money in the fixed option. This is especially true since we receive a defined benefit pension. We don't starve if the TDA doesn't perform well, unlike those with 401k's who depend on that money to replace their entire income not covered by SS.

I do agree this dip is irrational and I'm going to increase my TDA % from 10 to 20 for January and am going to do the same with my kids' 529 (if you do 529 you have to figure the % yourself as Payroll Portal has you enter an amount). I also bought direct on the 529 on Christmas Eve (wish we could do that with TDA).

As PP mentioned above the TRS changes aren't immediate. You can log in today and complete the change but TRS won't actually begin moving it until April 1; they only start changes on 1/1/, 4/1, 7/1, 10/1 and you have to put in the request online (or have it mailed in and processed by them if you still use paper forms) by 30 days before. Additionally make sure to tell them to complete the change in 1 month (which does it all at once on 4/1) because there are also options to do the changes incrementally over a period up to 12 months.

The whole process with TRS is so byzantine you may want to consider rolling over whatever is in Var A into a private plan like Fidelity or Vanguard that can be managed. When I was working in Catholic school the TDA was run by Mutual of America and you could make unlimited changes and the trades would take place that day. Luckily I was able to hold onto that account (though I can't contribute more), the fees are slightly higher than TRS but the options and customer service are so much better. I wish the UFT would negotiate for us the option to use other providers than the TRS monopoly. Sure we can open our own accounts with whomever we want but it won't come out of our pay automatically then.

Anonymous said...

9:44- Check with your buildings' chief custodian, that's who they mail it to,and Congratulations, it took me a while to get mine

Shady said...

A principal in the Bronx is looking for a team of 4 or 5 shredders. Teachers who would love to work per session shredding his phony transcripts, attendance records and incident reports he wrote but never submitted etc. He needs to shred as much as possible before his Jan 15th audit with the state. I keep assuring him the state is in on the fix, the same way the city is on the fix, but he wants to take no chances. He also says he is extremely religious and very ethical. He'd prefer the state not to see the scams he runs. He is also looking for a new UFT rep. He prefers one similar to the one he has now. He wants someone to look the other away and sign off on anything he does (or just nod in agreement). His current UFT rep is being promoted to an AP position because one his APs got promoted to a P position. Let me know if someone is interested. By the way the 4 to 5 shredders will get about 25 hours of per session and will shred along with his staff. All of this must be kept tight lipped and secret in nature. Sending DeShawn over there tomorrow. Bitches I am back.

Prehistoric pedagogue said...

Do not be too hasty about moving TDA to a private investment firm. The RMD From a TDA will be state tax free. Not true of the excess of 20,000 from Fidelity or Vanguard, etc.

waitingforsupport said...

Lol...shady is soooo deliciously evil and....shady.
Thanks for the answer about the itinerant parking permit. Unfortunately the school is complicated in an office building.

T.J. L said...

Good catch PP; another reason I'm glad to have moved out of NY! (No tax on pensions or retirement plan distributions regardless of public/private or amount! Not to mention while working 4% income tax (3.07% state flat tax and 1% local) vs. 10% in NYC).

Also something I left out is that we can use the city 457(b) if we're unhappy with TRS. I believe the fees are higher but it offers more choice.

Prehistoric pedagogue said...

457 plan is much superior to our TDA. However, not sure that 457 gets the same New York State tax treatment as our 403B

Chaz said...

It does not.


The 457 plan does not have a fixe income option that gives 7% nor does it qualify as a pension and is tax free from State and Local taxes.

Unknown said...

Chat I am 44 do I move out of fixed into variable A now.

Chaz said...

At your age I would keep 50% in Fixed and the rest in socks.

Unknown said...

I have 300000k are you suggesting 50 50 for future earnings or the whole pie? Thanks you are the best