How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

Jesus H. Christ

New Horizons today learned why not to dick over instructors and to pay them well. On regular staff, they have one person. They have two other monthy-fee contractors- essentially, regular employees without benefits, etc. Then there's a handful of frequent contractors like myself.

Today, Dawn called in sick, when she was supposed to teach Level 2 Project to NHs largest client- Knoll's Atomic Power Laboratory. They scramble, trying to find someone to cover, even considering taking the Linux+ class I'm on and cancelling it, having me cover project, etc.


Suffice it to say, I politely disabused them of that notion, pointing out that I wouldn't be able to teach Project Lvl2 anyway- it's a bitch of a class, and KAPL has really high standards, plus, there's a few decision makers from other companies there.

For a while though, it looked like I was about to get the shit-end of the stick on that one though. Bastards.

Maybe now they'll realize that having a group of contractors and no regular employees is a bad thing; and maybe, if they offered reasonable salaries to instructors, they could _have_ regular employees.


I can't wait until this stream of classes I've got is over, high paying and all- save up some cash, and take it easy for a week or two, while trying to find some lower-stress regular employement.

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