Friday, October 24, 2014

UNCG's Proposed New Rules

Today the News & Record's John Newsom writes in his article UNCG spells out proposed changes to second job rules, in which he writes:

"The biggest change would be to set up limited exemptions to disclosure of external paid activities.

Rank-and-file university staff members must get permission to take second jobs. Those jobs must be done outside normal UNCG work hours.

Professors and administrators, however, must tell UNCG if they’re getting paid for outside work. They’re allowed to do some of that work in their own offices or labs as long as it doesn’t interfere with their regular duties. They’re also allowed a reasonable use of university equipment.

Universities, including UNCG, usually give much greater latitude to faculty and administrators who want to do extra paid work."

That's all fine and dandy but the Brady Bunch seems to be forgetting that many of their staff positions are being held by employees who are working their way towards becoming faculty and have until now been encouraged to use UNCG equipment to pursue these "outside interests" any time of day just as faculty is encouraged to do so. Just like is done on every university campus in the world today. And is it not true that some of these "staff positions" are actually involved in instruction of students as well? The lines still seem quite blurry to me.

Wonder why the Brady Bunch left that part out?

So that begs the question: Can UNCG legally fire 3 employees for violating rules that WERE NOT IN PLACE at the time the 3 were fired?

I think we all know the answer to that question and the real reason Dr Linda Brady is "retiring".

Okay, professors and faculty, everyone is looking at you now. You've got your protections, will you stand up for those who make your jobs possible or will you turn your backs on them as so many of you have done in the past? You're going to need staff's support at some point in the future, don't abandon them now.

Hey folks, think what you want of me, I've been there I know how these things work. Most people will abandon you when they get the deal they want unless they're pushed into staying in the game. It's the nature of the human beast. It's the very tool the Elites have used to control the masses for thousands of years. Being educated doesn't make them immune to greed and personal survival instincts.