1. When will we be told if we are not being renewed?
What LP said: Please see Dr. Yowell’s e-mail dated 3/24/09 sent to administrative, classified, and faculty.
What it means: Don't bother. You were told on March 23rd, 2009.
2. If we work in July without a contract, will we be paid our old rate or the new rate, whatever it is?
What LP said: Please see e-mail below.
What it means: Meh, they don't know. They didn't think that far ahead. As past is prologue, you'll probably see a big reduction in your pay and benefits. Remember to count your pennies and be thankful you have a job, and be sure to wave when the Inifniti coupe zooms by.
3. Was non-renewal of contracts handed out to everyone?
What LP said: Please see Dr. Yowell’s e-mail dated 3/24/09 sent to administrative, classified, and faculty. Dr. Yowell has a board approved contract effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011.
What it means: Everyone who could be fired was, except probably for those KY needs to shield him from those he's harmed. KY has of course covered his own ample rump; the Board gave him a rolling 3-year, which is sacred and not subject to financial exigency it seems, and thus exists in a separate legal universe from the contracts of tenured faculty.
4. Questions regarding new contract scenario, future salaries, and unemployment.
Please see Dr. Yowell’s e-mail dated 3/24/09 sent to administrative, classified, and faculty. No, you. All other information can be found in the e-mail below. Which is to say, nowhere. Dr. Yowell will continue to send you updates regarding the status of the state budget. And we will continue to disregard them and get our information from sources who can be trusted.
LP, Strategeric Director of Human Resources.
You Say It Best When You Say Nothing At All
Response to questions forwarded today to HR: