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|16 hours 47 min ago||I don't think it was a||
I don't think it was a mistake to stay on 3rd with that potential DP ball.
1) it was hit thru the circle and the ONE think you CAN'T do is try to advance on a ball to the pitcher. You'd be meat.
2) that's what caused the hesitation (plus a low line drive).
3) with 0 out, you have to give your other 2 hitters a chance to hit you in.
that said, I expected a steal of 2nd on the 1st pitch to stay out of the DP and get that go-ahead run into scoring position. pinch runner, anything. plus you can pull an LSU on them (tho UF is a much better defensive team).
AFA the pitching decision, eh they won 28 straight and the last 4-5 games in teh tourney with this pattern of pitching. Hutch probably went in knowing that 1) UF was gonna score 2-3 runs so they have to score more than that anyway and that 2) if Betsa gave that up in teh 1st 1-2 innings she pulls her. it worked in teh past and it nearly did last night.
|1 day 3 hours ago||is there a team captain?||
is there a team captain?
|3 days 10 hours ago||college baseball coach||
college baseball coach.
or a ladies bicycle seat. /classic jackie mason
|4 days 9 hours ago||Excelsior! ... The best<br><br>Ohio worst obvs||
Excelsior! ... The best
|5 days 1 hour ago||amazing and dominant||
amazing and dominant performance. well done ladies!
|5 days 12 hours ago||I didn't down vote you. I've||
I didn't down vote you. I've upvoted almost everyone in the thread including ipposing view points, fyi
|6 days 16 min ago||I've been quoted contract||
I've been quoted contract terms coming from HR people. "Well, according to the contract... we can't do that." which isn't the actually case - it's just easy for them to play the, "we can't b/c union" card. I wanted to take that card out of the deck.
|6 days 21 min ago||well, I come for the||
well, I come for the affirmation. I stay for the nike/adidas/apparel debates.
|6 days 40 min ago||wow, practicly the exact same||
wow, practicly the exact same thing. I'm pretty shocked at the bottom line nature and the amount of power the HR people have in these districts. I mean it's one thing to try and keep costs low, it's a whole different ball game to ignore the professional and expert opinions of those in education who have been doing the diligence to make a call on hiring. What a discouraging experience.
|6 days 1 hour ago||oh yeah- if you need a||
oh yeah- if you need a (better) job and get a very good-great offer. take the darn thing. look for a raise at the 12-24 month timeline when you've proven your worth directly to your superiors. I've done that before, but I'm in a much different position now.
|6 days 1 hour ago||well, the other end of the||
well, the other end of the coin is that I also have a job. It's a push. both sides were obvisously willing to say no. one has to say no 1st, and I just pushed them to that about 24hrs before I likely would have.
|6 days 1 hour ago||I saw the same thing re:||
I saw the same thing re: reddit! very weird
|6 days 1 hour ago||agreed. huge flaw in the||
agreed. huge flaw in the system from a pure educational perspective of course.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Sir, I agree, but I read the||
Sir, I agree, but I read the contract and know the industry. What I asked for isn't unheard of and is reasonable. Now, maybe this place specifically has an internal policy of never ever considering beyond step XX for initial hires, but I had more leverage than they did and I knew that.
I'm sure they do feel good that they avoided having someone in the organization who knows they are worth more than what a union says and is willing to negotiate for that worth. And I'm sure they feel even better having a 2nd/3rd/4th choice candidate in the union who will never think to ask/demand more than what they are given.
|6 days 1 hour ago||edited the details out but here you go:||
Thanks very much [HR lady]. I've read through the contract in detail. I'm very excited about the possibility of working at [New Place] and have heard very good feedback about the [New place] and people. I would just like to reiterate my experience prior to coming to [current place] in 20xx - this experience represents 3 full years of [direct experience] and 3-4 years of [tangential but nonetheless related] experience. I think it's fair for me to expect additional consideration for these various experiences in the field: 3 steps for the direct experience + 1 or 2 for the tangential experience would bring it from step 5 to step 9 or 10.According to Article 10.3 in the contract, "the board may extend additional credit at the time of employment. Such discretion may include other than [direct experience]."
I could have said explicitly I would listen to a counter offer if possible, but I decided to play it a bit more firmly due to A) knowing what I'm worth B) knowing I'm the 1st offer C) I have a job I'm decently happy with and D) knowing that those are reasonable requests offered in good faith in a professional manner while reiterating my sincere interest in the opportunity at the new place.
|6 days 1 hour ago||they kind of don't, but there||
they kind of don't, but there is room in most district-union contracts I've read (and I *know* there is in this one) for the board/supintnt to place people onto a higher 'step' in the salary scale when hired initially. My current school did just that. So they can do it without too much red tape. they just didn't want to b/c of $5-8k? b/c the HR mgr didn't "feel like it?" b/c the 2nd choice would for sure take it no questions asked? pretty lame reasons if you're a parent in that district payin 6-8k in taxes every year.
the other point I agree with is, they do get plenty of apps and I'm sure a small handful are very solid candidates. but it still doesn't look good that the HR division of the district isn't taking the best candidate as recommended by the hiring committee (which, BTW consisted of a parent, 2-3 teachers, a student, 2 admins, and later on... the bldg principal and an assnt supintdnt). If I were a parent in that district that would be interesting info to know.
|6 days 2 hours ago||yep, although I didn't need||
yep, although I didn't need the job, it was a solid option that caused plenty of stress going back and forth on the potential of both option for the better part of 3 weeks.
I'd be WAY more upset if I'm the hiring committee and chair who had to schedule all these rounds, call references, check papers, etc etc etc, when one simple questions likely avoids a big fraction of that. PLUS, wtf, WE (speaking for the hiring committee/chair) decided on this guy - wtf do you as the HR director know about jack shit re: these candidates?
|6 days 2 hours ago||yep, everything I've read is||
yep, everything I've read is that it's a huge red flag,
|6 days 2 hours ago||yeah, I didn't just ask for||
yeah, I didn't just ask for X% more or even site general market medians, I reiterated my interest in the position, explained the additional unique experience that I felt wasn't accounted for in their offer and asked if there was room for additional compensation as a reult of that.
Now, maybe I was too forceful/blunt (it was over email) but I didn't think so.
|6 days 2 hours ago||that could very well be the||
that could very well be the case. but I was asked to apply by someone at the place, they called me mid morning the day the posting expired, they called me the morning after the 1st interview to set up round 2, they contacted my references very quickly who subsequently told me they are looking at me as a top candidate if not the #1, and they offered me the position the next business day after the 2nd interview. It was kind of obvious. but there couls have been candidate 1A, 1B, 1C. but the difference b/t 1A and 1B is the same as the difference b/t 1 and 2 when the rubber meets the road. it's semantics.
|6 days 2 hours ago||I received the 1st offer and||
I received the 1st offer and they contacted me first to set of interviews, contacted my references within hours of my interviews, and having talked to my references they gave me a very good indication I was the top candidate.
I think there was a solid internal candidate who I'm sure would take the job for whatever they offer and do well. nbd.
|6 days 2 hours ago||after the offer was pulled by||
after the offer was pulled by HR lady, I called the head of the interview committee to thank her for the opportunity, the give her posititve feedback about the people I met and the high quality process and to tell her the HR lady pulled the offer b/c I tried to negotiate.
|6 days 2 hours ago||I think this is as close as||
I think this is as close as it gets, but it wouldn't require approval by the union b/c there's a clause in the contract that says the board in control is authorized to allow additional compensation at their discresion.
So yes, there are additional hoops to jump through but no real union issues. the thing is with the union, you can't get anywhere once you're in, there is only flexibility in where they place you on the step scale when hired (and pay isn't tied to seniority).
so it's doubly important to negotiate starting pay in this union compared to non-unions at will positions.
|6 days 2 hours ago||I think this might be the||
I think this might be the closest to the truth, along with the union related issues that the HR person just didn't want to personally deal with.
I am sure there were at least 2-3 other candidates who would be more than adequate in the position, but it is still frustrating that they basically pulled the offer assuming they can just get their 2nd choice for what amounts to a difference of 5-8k/year. We're not talking stock options and 6 figures here.
|6 days 2 hours ago||I saw that all, and it||
I saw that all, and it honestly muddied by google search b/c she's in higher ed and I'm in secondary ed. plus, lots of female-pay related issues in that case that don't apply to me.
|6 days 23 hours ago||You missed fubu||
You missed fubu
|1 week 13 min ago||No jerseys but they have cool hats and tees||
No jerseys but they have cool hats and tees
|1 week 1 hour ago||whats it take to get a M||
whats it take to get a M rugby jersey?
|1 week 2 days ago||Aren't you forgetting about trampoline?||
Aren't you forgetting about trampoline?
|1 week 5 days ago||welp||