I would have judged, too.
I confess I sort of got a raise! They took my position off the teacher salary schedule and put us on our own, which means a very significant increase in salary. It's more than I was making before they cut my 20% stipend. Although as much more money as I am now earning, the difference between what I'd earn as a contractor and my old base pay is more than twice the amount of my salary increase. I don't understand that ... every time they hire a contractor they have to pay that salary plus money to the contract company. It would be so much cheaper to just pay us that amount and cut out the middle man. Your tax dollars in action.
And how sad is it to be happy to finally be earning as much as I did the year I started working there?
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