How to pay for vacation time for your boss?
That’s what some of us were wondering.
In a recent story in the Dallas Morning News, a former Dallas-area public school teacher, who was fired from her job after a year, tried to explain to her former boss why he should pay her a vacation.
A former teacher who worked for the same school district in Texas for seven years has come forward and shared her story.
Her story, shared in the News and Observer on Wednesday, has caused a huge stir.
I was fired because of the way I worked.
I don’t like that.
I want to tell my story, said the former teacher.
I thought if I would tell my side of it I would be able to get my job back.
What I want from you is an apology.
But you’re not going to apologize for what happened to me, said a stunned, upset Barbara Wray, the former public school principal who was let go.
I’m not sure if it will change her mind.
But I don: I think she’s just tired of hearing it, said Wray.
It’s been so hard for me, the only one of my kids to stay in school, to have to deal with it and keep the peace, said her daughter, Traci Wray-Smith.
I know she is a tough cookie, and I know her family has been through so much, but this is just unacceptable.
A lawyer representing the former principal told Wray that she is not entitled to her day off, but she is entitled to it as a public employee.
And she is also entitled to a vacation, said lawyer Brian Wray of the Wray Law Firm in Dallas.
So the principal’s request is, you know, I understand it’s my job, but I’m asking you to pay me a vacation because I am not working for you.
I would prefer that she get paid a vacation as a regular employee, said attorney Michael J. Wray Jr. The former principal’s story is not unique, said Jennifer M. Giesbrecht, a law professor at Rice University who has studied workplace discrimination.
About 30 states and the District of Columbia have laws that require a public worker to make a voluntary contribution to his or her employer’s retirement plan, she said.
If the employee’s retirement is in jeopardy, the employer can withhold pay from the worker’s retirement fund until the situation improves, or the employee is discharged from the public service.
Wren said she would like to know what Wray told her when she was fired and what she received in a retirement settlement from the school district.
“The only thing I got from my former employer was a slap on the wrist and a letter saying I’m fired,” she said, adding that she doesn’t know what happened afterward.
Wretschler, who also taught at the same high school, said she was given a letter from her former school that said she’d been fired because she complained about how she was being treated by Wren.
“She basically said, ‘Don’t say anything because if I say anything, you’re going to have a lawsuit,’ ” she said of Wren, who she described as “disrespectful” and “lazy.”
In a statement, the Dallas district said it would not comment on personnel matters.
It did not respond to an interview request.
Wretzky, who is now a teaching assistant at the private elementary school where she worked, said that the school’s response to her complaints was “terrible.”
I am shocked, she wrote in a Facebook post that included a photo of a stack of cards she’d filed.
“They are literally saying to me that because I brought this up that I am now responsible for the actions of the principal.”
The former teacher, Wretzer, said it was her first day on the job when she first learned of Wray’s case.
“I have to admit that I was a little shocked,” she told The Associated Press.
I didn’t expect to see this coming.
“There are so many stories like this, where people have gone through this,” Wretzel said.
“You’ve got teachers who have gone out of their way to get laid off because they can’t afford to take the job.”
She said she feels she had a right to complain about the way she was treated, but it took her a long time to figure out that her case would eventually get more attention.
The district told the AP it fired Wretszky after she complained.
“We have been in contact with the former employee and have expressed our sincere regret for her experience and our continued support to her,” said the district’s statement.
“After a thorough investigation, the district has decided to terminate the employment of Barbara Wretscher, who had been employed as a teacher and is no longer employed by the Dallas Public Schools.”
It said Wretszel was given “due process and reasonable accommodations” and the district will investigate the