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Old 01-08-2008, 11:33 AM   #1
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Remember I quit teaching?
Like last month? I got a call today from Joanns. The lady said "Hi Kristin. I have a student here." I said "Ok.. can I help you?" She said "She's here for your class today, it started at 10."

I told her "Um, I quit teaching there. LAST month. I spoke to Megan." (Megan's the coordinator.) She goes "Oh.. well.. I didn't know that. All your classes are still listed."

They are SOOOO disorganized!! I can't believe I ever managed to teach there! Oh well.. it's their problem telling students that they don't have a teacher.

PS... I DID finally get all my paychecks though. My Education Coordinator really stayed on the ball until I got all my money. Too bad it took me quitting in order to get paid.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:51 AM   #2
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good grief!!
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:07 PM   #3
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You had to QUIT to get PAID??? And they haven't let their students know??? That is awful, completely disorganized, and pretty disrespectful if you ask me. And do they have any comprehension of how good a teacher they lost?
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:15 PM   #4
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I feel for the student who was going to get taught knitting by a KNITTING QUEEN. Hopefully their screw up does not turn her off of knitting.

They did not cancel your classes even though you quit a MONTH ago. How inept can some people be?
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:42 PM   #5
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I feel really sorry for that poor student who turned up all excited about hear knitting lesson with you Kristin...how disorganized are some people? Really glad you got all your money they owed you.
All I can say is it's their loss!!!!!
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:02 PM   #6
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I'm SO glad you FINALLY got paid. Good grief, what a nightmare. However, the whole story about them calling you cause you had a student at the store for the class that didn't exist cracked me up. Sucks for the poor student. I can only hope that the person at the store had a difficult time explaining that one.
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:11 PM   #7
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This is just ridiculous. How can a store make money with managers like that? I guess if they don't pay their employees...
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:11 PM   #8
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That is just amazing! How do they expect to keep teachers when they treat them like that! Criminey! I was about to approach JoAnn myself about teaching until I read your saga last month.
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:18 PM   #9
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Silver,
I know you don't me from adam, being I am a very new knitter, but after reading your saga with Joanne's and you teaching me how to knit a sock with those wonderful tutorials on your blog, I have completely stopped shopping at Joanne's as well. They are the closest store to my house, but I cannot support such a disorganized mess.

All the best luck in the New Year!
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:38 PM   #10
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Thank you so much for the support, but I'm really not asking anyone to stop shopping at Joanns. I still shop there myself, I just don't teach there anymore. I wouldn't even ask anyone to not take classes there. There are a lot of great teachers working hard at Joanns, despite the corporate ineptitude!! LOL
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