I wonder if the dozen or so shirts hanging up in the room tipped her off. A "computer guy in town for a conference" usually doesn't stick around long enough to wear a week's worth of clothes.
Candiceanne, are you saying that 90% of teachers in Auburn took an increase in pay and spousal insurance at the cost of 10% of their peers? Here's a little info for ya. The school board offered teachers a $6,000/year increase in salary to drop spousal insurance. Sounds like a good deal if you don't have a spouse, but pretty devistating if you have a spouse who is terminally ill and can not get insurance, right? Well, approx. 50% of Auburn teachers do not need spousal insurance, yet they took a hit for those who do. Get your facts straight before you infer that Auburn teachers don't care about their co-workers. A $6,000 pay increase, especially in this economy, ON TOP of a cost of living raise sounds pretty sweet. Would you take the money knowing that your co-worker would be financial devistated? Something tells me yes.
CatTailMom yes, there are some people who value money more than education. It's the "who cares about anyone else as long as it benifits me" mentality.