Thursday, May 22, 2014
C. J. Huff to family members: We have the right to fire you at will
Earlier this week, when classified employees received their paychecks, they also received notices issued by Huff and his enforcer, Chief Operating Officer Tina Smith (the brutal older sister that no family should ever have) letting them know that they can be fired and they do not have to be given notice.
Just pray you are never invited to any of the family dinners.
The timing of this notice may not be good for C. J. Huff. Sources tell the Turner Report that R-8 Board members, including some who have supported C. J. Huff since his arrival, are not happy that he plans to deal with the district's financial problems (which, interestingly enough, were never mentioned in his annual report) by cutting from the bottom and eliminating cooks, clerical workers, bus drivers, and janitors, instead of the costly teaching/learning coaches, career pathway coordinators, and the layers of extra administrators who have been added at the district fortress at 32nd and Duquesne.