Friday, October 23, 2015

Glenn's 30th Anniversary event — the FORUM

Mostly comments from the previous post: 

Glenn's 30 year anniversary event—and, natch, original faculty and staff are nowhere to be found

UNAPPRECIATED CLASSIFIED:

Anonymous said...
   And of course the least recognized and appreciated employees on campus—the classified staff. There are many who were here at the beginning and should have been invited. Unfortunately, our administrators have little regard for classified employees and show no loyalty and little support for all their efforts on behalf of the campus and the students.
   — 6:02 PM, October 22, 2015 

RICH COUNSELOR:

Anonymous said...
   Wow! Robert makes more than the Governor of the State of California! Nice work if you can get it!
   — 10:58 PM, October 22, 2015 

ANOTHER PARTY?

Anonymous said...
   I heard there is going to be another party for the entire college and at that one some of the founding staff, faculty and administrators will be present. Some noted alumni have also been asked. There will be representatives from all sectors of the college - classified, admin and the various schools. It will be a late afternoon-early evening event which will be better for most of us to attend. This one will also be in Live Oaks Terrace which will accommodate more and so our current students will be more likely to drop in and learn more about their college. There will be music. There will be food. It will be inclusive and celebratory. It will demonstrate that the administration is truly proud of all of us and what we have done through the years.
   — 7:05 AM, October 23, 2015 

NEGATIVE REVIEW:

Anonymous said...
   You had close to two hundred rsvps but hold the event in a room that can hold 50 people.
   No original faculty speeches. Tchaikovsky spoke—he has been at IVC for one year?
   No original staff speeches.
   No orignality.
   Oaks must have organized this snoozefest.
   Boring, boring, boring.
   I hope I win the tequilla so that I can kill all my brain cells associated with this lame event.
   — 7:07 AM, October 23, 2015 

Anonymous said...
   [Re 7:05:] Oh great, after they screw up they are going to have "another" party for the entire college and be inclusive. Another typical "OOOPS" by an incompetent administration.
   — 7:18 AM, October 23, 2015 

THE HOI POLLOI:

Anonymous said...
   Now that the party with the VIP's is over they will host an event for the lower class faculty and staff. Can't have those low-life's hob-nobbing with the VIP's!
   — 7:22 AM, October 23, 2015 

Anonymous said...
   I think 7:05 was making that all up. I don't think there will be another party. Right, 7:05?
   — 7:31 AM, October 23, 2015 

Anonymous said...
   Is that really Melendez's salary? How can that be? [See Transparent California]
   — 7:32 AM, October 23, 2015 

CHUMP CHANGE:

Anonymous said...
   His "other pay" is $68,000? That's what I make for my regular pay! Where is the oversight on this?
   — 7:34 AM, October 23, 2015 

A-OK:

Anonymous said...
   All the supplemental pay is approved by dean, VP, prez and board — though perhaps it isn't ever added up quite like it is here. That number is sort of hard to defend. Can't wait until the next piece on inflated salaries.
   — 7:57 AM, October 23, 2015 

Melendez: big money
NOT IN MIXED COMPANY!

Anonymous said...
   The whole event was a fucking joke! What a clusterfuck!
   — 8:48 AM, October 23, 2015 

Anonymous said...
   Watch your language! It does nothing to further discussion.
   — 9:28 AM, October 23, 2015 

Anonymous said...
   [Re 7:31:Yes. I made up the party on Live Oaks Terrace. It was wishful thinking.
   — 9:49 AM, October 23, 2015 

Anonymous said...
   [To 9:28:] Maybe not Grandma, but it clearly evokes disgust and frustration for the continued behavior of the assholes in A100!
   — 11:07 AM, October 23, 2015 

unabauer@aol.com said...
   [Re 11:07:] I agree with Grannie.
   — 11:57 AM, October 23, 2015 

THAT'S INCREDIBLE!

Anonymous said...
   How do counselors tap that kind of salary? Its contractual, folks. Its two to two and a half months of summer counseling forty hour weeks, and that is straight overtime. Many of you do a class or two or three in the summer. Its important that you add up the hours that two or two and a half months can provide. Beyond their counseling schedules during the regular term, they can wrap as much overtime as possible into their schedules.
   While it is contractual, it seems [to be an] abuse of the intent of the funds for student services. While it is contractual, why is okay to put funds in that direction while students wait in long lines for just a few classified employees to serve them? While it is contractual, why is it okay for students to lack tutorial funding as the year ends simply because they dedicated a great deal of funds to counseling overtime? While it is contractual, its an area we faculty (teaching and non teaching) need to review if we are to carry any credibility as we serve and teach our students.
   — 12:20 PM, October 23, 2015 

Anonymous said...
   Robert Urell
   CIS [Business] Instructor
   Regular pay: $126,931.09
   Overtime pay: $0.00
   Other pay: $71,049.10
   Total pay: $197,980.19
   Total benefits: $55,555.00
   Total pay & benefits: $253,535.19
   — 1:10 PM, October 23, 2015 

Anonymous said...
   I was curious and looked other salaries up on the Transparent California site Roy provided. It does not seem like most other counselors are making that kind of money. I do not know if the counselors read this blog or not. But, do they know that their chair is making so much? It would be helpful to know if others are offered overtime and do not want it or if its is only being monopolized by a few.
   — 1:11 PM, October 23, 2015 

SEE Transparent California for a public record of SOCCCD salaries

Anonymous said...
   I have worked as an academic chair through the years and I assure you that that kind of money is NOT being made because Robert is chair. This is all due to other stipends and special projects—people sign up for work, get paid big bucks for it and there is little accountability and oversight. The college spends the money given so they look good. That's all they care about. Looking good.
   Like the previous poster said, everyone above him signs off on this. It's a scam.
   — 1:38 PM, October 23, 2015 

Anonymous said...
   Damn. Maybe those folks with the big stipends could help out Polly Sundeen get a van for her son.
   (Take some time and tool around that Transparent California site — it's a real hoot! I remember being told by my dean that I could NOT take on any extra work, otherwise my contractual duties might suffer. HA HA HA! The dean was right BTW. But HA HA HA. They're laughing all the way to the bank — and squealing out of the parking lots early in their very fine rides.)
   — 1:43 PM, October 23, 2015 

Anonymous said...
   Don't you know it is unseemly to discuss money?
   — 1:50 PM, October 23, 2015 

THE POOR CLASSIFIED:

Anonymous said...
   Meanwhile, the poor classified who are trying to deal with the abomination called WORKDAY catch hell if they are struggling to get their work done in 8 hours and require overtime. Supposedly, the campus rule from the administration is No Overtime (another "rule" from the administration is that you MUST take a one-hour lunch period and cannot take 1/2 an hour. Classified staff don't have the opportunity for stipends and certainly earn no extra money for doing other projects or committee work).
   Where is that equity?

   — 2:33 PM, October 23, 2015 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

2:33pm - Can they do that? Require that employees take 1 hour for lunch instead of 1/2 hour? I thought the classified had a Union bargaining agreement. Also, if there are problems with the new software and employees can't get their work done in the normal 8 hours, then they should either pay the overtime or get additional help in to resolve the work overload. The Administration can't be that out of touch with what is going on can they?

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