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Old 07-26-2009, 09:01 PM
 
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the nyc board of ed is very confusing...there is said to be a 'hiring freeze', but there are ways around everything it seems. however, everyone is hopefull the hiring freeze will lift at the end of the summer.

as for paperwork or something in writing, it would be nice to have! you can ask, but from my experience, it is not needed. i was hired last year, and did all the paperwork with the payrole secretary on my first day.

it is extremely hard to rely on any kind of school-based position these days due to so many cuts and unsure positions! hope it all works out for you!
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:34 PM
 
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I don't see how goldengrain's post is "rude." It is just plain common sense to expect that if you are offered a job that there would be something in writing before you show up on the first day. If the DOE in NY operates only on verbal offers until the person shows up to work on Day 1, well, then, there is something wrong with their procedure.
Thank you. It was not my intention to be rude. I don't know how the law stands on this. I also don't know if it is acceptable practice in every state.

I have always asked for the offer in writing and kept looking around for jobs until I got it. I have known people who were given a verbal promise and quit their current job only to find the promised job had been given to someone else. They did not sue for the very real fear of being blacklisted.
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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Thank you. It was not my intention to be rude. I don't know how the law stands on this. I also don't know if it is acceptable practice in every state.

I have always asked for the offer in writing and kept looking around for jobs until I got it. I have known people who were given a verbal promise and quit their current job only to find the promised job had been given to someone else. They did not sue for the very real fear of being blacklisted.
Again, I would keep pushing them for writing. Many school districts, and IMHO especially NYC's are very bureaucratic and in this day and age of budget issues I wouldn't trust them. Good luck, and thank you for your commitment to New York's children!
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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Again, I would keep pushing them for writing. Many school districts, and IMHO especially NYC's are very bureaucratic and in this day and age of budget issues I wouldn't trust them. Good luck, and thank you for your commitment to New York's children!
A few actual TEACHERS in NYC have said above you're not going to get anything ahead of time in writing from the Board of Ed. These people KNOW. If you keep trying you'll just get frustrated.
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:19 AM
 
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I'll add that the school secretary is one person you do NOT want to annoy. If you're constantly calling, asking for paperwork, you're likely to find yourself at the top of her "do not help" list .....
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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I second Dark of the Moon. Most school secretaries are just plain nasty and mean. Stay away from them only if you really need their help and there's no one else you can ask, say hi and smile, and that's about it, lol. Our payroll secretary is the meanest person I've ever met, no joke.
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