By schoolsucks - 10/03/2015 14:45 - United States - Aurora
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OP here, two years later I am still working at the same school (in my beloved hoodies). The principal that told me this was not renewed for the following year, so luckily our head of school valued competent teachers over well dressed ones. I work at a charter school who encourages teachers to dress comfortably so we can go outside to play soccer, or get on the floor to do small groups, and I was in “dress code” according to the crew handbook, the principal was just a snob.
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It's a shame that people like this are in charge of hiring those teaching others.
I disagree. You can't work in a bank, wear a hoodie and not expect to be seriously reprimanded or in the worst case, lose your job. Even in European football (soccer), players have to dress corporately when they board their buses or planes or they get fined. Hell, workers in McDonalds have to wear uniforms. Just a little professionalism wouldn't hurt.. they're not asking you to suit up everyday ffs.
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Wearing a hoodie has nothing to do with professionalism. As long as it doesn't have ganglike writing on it or is very dirty, there is no problem whatsoever wearing it as a teacher. Unless of course op teaches at one of those stuck up douchebag rich people schools.....
I think my point was , it sucks that America has it so the person that went to the best school, or some kiss ass that knew the right people now. No merit system that determines the best person for the job gets the job. Fuck equality because of color , clothes , or class, it should be the best person for that particular job. While I agree that you should maintain a professional look at work , that should be a simple conversation , not a reason to not hire someone back. I have a feeling though that rehire meant that you left before and now are trying to go back, which in my experience rarely works out well in suchlike field of work .
My question is this: was it a school hoodie? If it was a representation of the school, OP was put together otherwise and a good teacher, there shouldn't be a problem. Now, if it's a prep school where dress code is strictly enforced, that's a different story. I think there's something else going on. If OP's attire was that big of a deal, there's more tactful ways of handling it!
Thays not a reasonable excuse, you should report her if she declined rehiring you for that.
It depends on the context. If the OP works in a private school, then maybe they are preferred wearing uniforms. Sometimes some schools want more professional outfits. :/ I'm sorry for the job loss.
I went to a private school with a work study program where the male teachers all wore dress slacks, a button up, and a tie. The female teachers seemed to have a little more leniancy but it was always business attire. Not sure if that is OPs case, but either way, sometimes wearing a hoodie doesn't seem like a reason to fire someone. Maybe a warning first?
I doubt they were fired. It probably was a lay off, and then they just chose not to take her off the list as a rehire. I'm in a union and if the job ends or there's a lack of work, then I get a lay off. Then I subsequently get put on a list for companies to get workers from, who would then decide to call me for rehire or not dependant on if they liked me in previous jobs.
Could that be construed as discrimination? I'm not sure, but I do believe so. I'm tired of Educators just not caring about what is important. skill means more then a sweatshirt.