Know Your Contract

Hiccups

Rob Thompson

You’ve had ‘em. I’ve had ‘em. We’ve all had those hiccups that hit us unexpectedly. Maybe you have more students in your class than you have chairs. Maybe your prescription order got goofed up. Maybe there are some questions you need answered about OTES. Maybe there’s a hang-up with your insurance. Before your particular hiccups turn into a full-on episodic hyperventilation event, try these remedies.

Start with those immediately involved with your issue to clarify whether or not there really is an “issue”. It’s amazing how often a friendly, open conversation (even or ESPECIALLY with your administrator) can bypass a problem. It might sound too simple, but if you have a problem with a prescription, call the pharmacy first and get their take on the situation. A question about your paycheck? Call payroll. An insurance question? Call Medical Mutual. Class size? Working conditions? Sick Leave? Personal Leave? Go to the MCTA Google drive and check out our contract–it’s there.

If talking with those immediately involved isn’t easing your situation, then find an MCTA rep. Your building reps are well versed in our contract…and if we don’t know the answer immediately, we’ll get it to you shortly. Come see any of us about any issue, lingering questions, or concerns. Check the Local Information tab at the top of this webpage for a list of all building representatives.

Your building reps are your advocates…use us.

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