Poor Philip Nobile, NYCATR's gadfly correspondent. Just as Sisyphus spent an eternity pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to see it roll back down, so Nobile has spent most of this school year begging the DOE and the UFT to relieve him of hardship commutes from his home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn to ATR assignments in Staten Island. NYCATR has published some of his previous rock-rolling correspondence with the UFT gods and goddesses; below is the latest installment.
Date: January 12, 2012From: Philip NobileTo: Thomas Bennet (UFT BASIS High School representative), Howard Schoor (UFT Brooklyn Borough Representative), Amy Arundell (UFT Special Representative)
According to hopstop, Tottenville is 18.6 miles from my house, entailing a 1:57 commute by public transportaion. This assigment exceeds the roundtrip time limit by almost an hour! How can the union allow this abuse?
My New Dorp assignment was changed to Automotive after I complained to Tom last month. I would like the same consideration for Tottenville.
Whatever was done before can be done again, presumably.
Please let me know what you can do, not just for me, but for all ATRS.
Thanks for your consideration.
Date: January 12, 2012
From: Howard SchoorTo: Philip Nobilecc: Debra Poulos (UFT Special Representative)
We will try to get your assignment changed. You can also file a grievance if you choose to do so.
Date: January 12, 2012From: Philip NobileTo: Howard Schoor
Any luck? What was the method? Whom did you call? What did they say? How did it happen the last time? If DOE said no, how do I grieve? Would this be a first? Thanks.
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