Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 | 2:03 a.m.
Three years ago, when I was forced into retirement (after 30 years of excellent performance reviews in Michigan and Clark County) and replaced by a younger, grant-sponsored, less expensive “newbie,” I contacted the personnel department about substitute teaching. While still employed by the district, I was instructed to go online and complete the application process, including new transcripts (from the 1960s-70s no less), a new tuberculosis test and new fingerprinting — all at my expense.
They couldn’t be bothered transferring my employment file from one office to another. I wasn’t willing to start all over for pay of about $100 a day, the same amount I made when I started my career as a substitute in Michigan in the 1970s.
I took a $30,000 pay cut when I moved to Clark County after my husband’s retirement. Eight years later, with two master’s degrees, I only managed to increase my salary about $8,000.
The current situation is no surprise to me!