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Vent: Why can't people do their jobs?

September 11th, 2017 at 03:28 pm

I hope you all don't mind a vent. I need to vent because my hands are tied otherwise. As you all know, I started the subbing process here in MI months ago (did the online modules while I was still in FL). I went to the orientation on August 9th and was told my stuff would be to the districts and I would have a log in within 2 or 3 days. The short background is that here in MI a staffing company controls 90 percent of the districts and that is who you work for. Your prints are sent to one district and they forward them to the rest of the districts on the list that you choose to sub for.

I heard nothing. I followed up and was told to be patient. I waited another week and called again. I was told it's up to the districts. On Sept. 1st I was told the same. I told the woman I understood but something must be wrong. I asked the normal turnaround time and told her what was said at the orientation. She finally agreed to call the district my prints were sent to. She said she would email me by the end of the day either way. I got nothing.

I have also been calling the security company for over a week and the number keeps saying all circuits are busy. I had enough and finally drove to the security office this morning. Apparently they have issues with their phone line. Anyhow, come to find out, the state police forwarded my info to the district under my maiden name, so of course they had no one on file to attach them to. The correct info is being sent over today.

This could have all been avoided if the staffing company had followed up with the district weeks ago when I asked. I am so upset with them, but I also know since they control all the work I had better keep my mouth shut.

I am still afraid I am going to be chasing this because I am told the TCN/Fingerprint number will change. I am not optimistic this will work out and they will know how to properly attach this to the proper paperwork.

My son went through a similar situation last month with his pharmacy tech license. If one person had made a simple call, a lot of trouble could have been avoided.

Anyhow, I will let you know if this is finally straightened out for good this week. I gave up an opportunity to make a little more doing more admin work with my admin job because I thought I would be subbing. It's a big deal to me because it is a foot in the door to furthering myself in the world of education in MI. It also will add around 700-800 a month to my income. They also offer health insurance (it isn't great but at least it is offered).


In lieu of the hurricanes, illnesses, etc. I know my situation is minor. My thoughts are with all those going through much bigger issues.

5 Responses to “Vent: Why can't people do their jobs?”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    It's unfortunate that sometimes we are put in situations where it's hard to pull someone up on their bad behaviour but you just have to bite your tongue and keep plugging away...I hope in the end you get what you want in the way of more subbing work without too much hassle.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    That is so frustrating. I've had similar situations where I've had to keep calling and following up to get a seemingly minor issue fixed, simply because no one in a position to effect change will take the least bit of initiative. Though having to physically drive to the place is a new one! LOL. Hope this soon gets sorted out and you can start to get work.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    People are lazy and what is important to you is just another task to them. I hate that sort of thing. I hate it when people say they will call either way and don't. If you're not going to call, don't tell me you are, you know?

  4. rob62521 Says:

    It is very frustrating and why, indeed, don't folks do what they are supposed to do. My answer would be because they don't have to. I don't think this is the case with most of the folks on SA, but think society in general lacks a work ethic and do as little as they can get away with.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    So frustrating!

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