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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
PostPosted: Fri July 31, 2020 8:05 pm 
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I mean, I love her and we've been together for over two years, so probably a deal breaker. They want me there all day to help with their online instruction in the morning and provide "after school" type activities in the afternoon, so they definitely can't afford that. I've come up with a few numbers as starting points, all of which are way more than I used to make, while still being in line with private tutor/teacher salaries. But I've also never negotiated a salary before and definitely have no idea what the fuck I'm doing.

I'm a big pit of anxiety right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
PostPosted: Fri July 31, 2020 8:22 pm 
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I would start from your expected yearly salary and work backwards, keeping in mind that the virus situation means that at any time, this could fall apart, so don't be squeamish about asking for more. Especially in a state like Texas, there are going to be fewer qualified teachers than positions. If you trust the families, it sounds pretty safe.

Dunno what to do about the girlfriend other than to be honest (I'm assuming y'all live together). Hopefully her district backs off their reopening-that's what was just announced today for our schools. Alternately, can she leave and freelance enough to supplement your tutor fee and/or get her own tutor gig? Two in-home pods is safer than any in-classroom instruction. And while I recognize that leaving a district position is anxiety-producing (I'm sure it would stop her retirement clock and step benefits), I suspect there's also going to be a glut of teacher jobs when this is over.

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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Is she able to take a leave of absence? My school district allows us to take a full two years LOA, it does pause the salary/retirement clock, but you have a teaching job if you come back at any point in that time span.

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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In Texas, I think the answer is "no" from what I understand.

We don't live together but I spend half my time at her place so she doesn't go crazy.


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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Y'all are funny.

Meeting went well, the only sticking point was indeed what I wrote about before. GF is trying to go full online teaching but it's a longshot.

I wish all you parents luck during meetings like this of your own if you have them, be kind to the teachers and each other. Something that came up a lot is that everyone is doing this for the first time.


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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Also sarcasm. I expect universities to be worse.

UNC isn't going to actively test. And they have one dorm set aside for quarantine. But if students don't show any symptoms, I wonder how they'll keep track of it?

Chapel Hill is fucked.

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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They should know better: Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions

https://apnews.com/ef70c1af702b89c23e71fcd843e63293

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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There are now an estimated 400,000 QAnon followers in Europe.

It’s probably a lot of the same fools.

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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They should know better: Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions

https://apnews.com/ef70c1af702b89c23e71fcd843e63293


wow, wasn't expecting that one

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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I have yet to have anyone I know directly test positive. Any fatalities are a friend of a friend type situation.

I kinda get why you might reject the narrative after 4 1/2 months without it impacting you.

The local grocer told me something scary, however. The distributor (at least for duraflame and that sort of thing) used to have 4 warehouses in Northern California and Nevada. They have consolidated on one warehouse in recent years, and they had an employee test positive, so they are closed for two weeks. This sort of disruption will continue, fit and start indefinitely.

We really need to work on making our supply chain more robust and not rely on "just in time" MBA created shit anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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simple schoolboy wrote:
I have yet to have anyone I know directly test positive.


Other than a couple random FB friends I didn't know anyone personally who had tested positive before me. There has been a couple others since but no one I had contact with before I isolated. Luckily I am symptom free for weeks and well past the contagious stage but I wonder what type of lingering effects I will have down the road. The antibodies don't seem to last very long at all, meaning I will have no more immunity than some anyone else in a month or two. The reports of heart issues scare me in particular.
On a side note as of earlier today 14 members of Congress had tested positive.


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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Funding is the major problem here.

How do you offer a safe school to your teachers and students if you have no new money for barriers, cleaning supplies, PPE, and spacing?

Hell, in a normal year, the school doesn't provide Clorox wipes, and they made no promise to provide them before asking teachers if they were willing to teach in person.

My wife also made a great point about Kindergarten. 85% of the parents at her school signed their kids up for a hybrid model, where they will drop off their kids all day with a faceless teacher they've never met who can't smile, can't help them tie their shoes, and can't hug them when they're scared. Oh, and stay 6 feet away from all these strange kids you've never met too or you might die.

"Why are you crying little 5-year-old?"

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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It’s not just money for PPE and cleaning supplies, there simply aren’t enough PPE and cleaning supplies

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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But since these reserves were used 4 years ago we should not do anything about it now.


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody want a Corona?
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Remember, this is all because the President thought it would hurt blue states more than red states.


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