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My school is pretty gross.

Misery's company
February 5th, 2008, 07:53 AM
I go to NBCC(New Brunswick Community College) in Saint John and it is disgusting. The janitors are on strike and they are now talking about shutting down the school because it is so gross. We are already down to half days and have been for 4 out of the 5 weeks so far in this semester. We have lost a ton of class time.

BLARG! I paid my tuition for the whole year in September whereas a lot of people haven't paid January's tuition yet. I feel like I've been ripped off.

Sorry, I'm just really angry.

Jim Hall
February 5th, 2008, 10:32 AM
ohhh that really is a mess if classes are cancleeed you get a refund ?

I would hope so

meg4050
February 5th, 2008, 10:59 AM
If they've cut down your classes they need to reimburse you - tuition pays for a set amount of hours of classtime, unless you pay based on units, which is what Ryerson has switched to :wall: I'm only taking 5 units but I have to pay the same amount as someone taking 8!

If it makes you feel any better, our studio spaces at school are almost as gross, and our janitors aren't even on strike! My dad is a building supervisor at the University of Western Ontario and he was shocked that any school would allow their buildings to look like that.

It's not fair that the students are suffering and paying for it when its out of their control.

want4rain
February 5th, 2008, 11:04 AM
why dont the students get together and form a school cleaning crew? im sure there have to be teachers willing to give extra credit for stepping up to the plate. i dont know about others moms but mine taught me to clean up my mess!! not add to it!!

-ashley

danaekitty
February 5th, 2008, 11:18 AM
Those pics are gross. There was a garbage strike in London Ont one summer that lasted five weeks. There was literally trash blowing around in all the streets - I'm not even going to talk about the record-breaking heat wave that coincidentally lasted those same five weeks.

CearaQC
February 5th, 2008, 11:39 AM
why dont the students get together and form a school cleaning crew? im sure there have to be teachers willing to give extra credit for stepping up to the plate. i dont know about others moms but mine taught me to clean up my mess!! not add to it!!

-ashley

I thought the same thing!

If the students band together they could also encourage others to not use so many pre-packaged products that just end up in landfills. Like a student union environmental impact group. Install cameras and see who does what and make the trashy folks go back and clean up their own mess. :laughing:

For too long people have been used to throwing stuff out in bins, see it taken away and not know where it goes or who took it.

clm
February 5th, 2008, 11:53 AM
why dont the students get together and form a school cleaning crew? im sure there have to be teachers willing to give extra credit for stepping up to the plate. i dont know about others moms but mine taught me to clean up my mess!! not add to it!!

-ashley

My thoughts exactly.

Cindy

wdawson
February 5th, 2008, 05:54 PM
how can the students put all their focus on studies if they are cleaning the place they PAY to study at.......would anyone clean up at the health club you pay to attend?...i think not.....putting pressure on the local mpp might be a better route...just my :2cents:

jiorji
February 5th, 2008, 06:37 PM
why dont the students get together and form a school cleaning crew? im sure there have to be teachers willing to give extra credit for stepping up to the plate. i dont know about others moms but mine taught me to clean up my mess!! not add to it!!

-ashley

sucks when nobody's there to clean up after you :rolleyes:

i don't see what the problem is. It doesn't take much to tie those bags up and throw them in the dumpster. Does nobody do garbage duty at home:shrug:

sugarcatmom
February 5th, 2008, 07:15 PM
why dont the students get together and form a school cleaning crew? im sure there have to be teachers willing to give extra credit for stepping up to the plate. i dont know about others moms but mine taught me to clean up my mess!! not add to it!!

-ashley

I totally agree. At the very least, the students should be thinking twice about some of the stuff they're apparently throwing away. I see cans and bottles and paper in the garbage, haven't they heard about recycling?

rainbow
February 5th, 2008, 07:55 PM
Why don't the students pack their garbage home with them to dispose of it?

Misery's company
February 6th, 2008, 06:53 AM
My thoughts exactly.

Cindy

We've actually been instructed not to do any cleaning. If caught, we would get in trouble. The custodians and the school have an agreement that no one would do any cleaning or they (custodians) will picket our school.

We can't even clean the chalkboards and a ton of people have crazy allergies so you can imagine that even during class I can't hear the teachers due to everyone coughing and sneezing.

I don't think I will be able to get reimboursed as they say "oh, this is work that you should be doing on your own." If the school does get shut down for a while, they will be taking our March break and possibly making the term longer... ARG, school is stressy.

There is a rally in Fredericton today but unfortunately I am unable to attend because I have a mid-term tommorow with review classes all day today.

This is a bad year for post-secondary in NB. First, they wanted to merge UNB and NBCC to form a polytechnique, then Saint Thomas professors went on strike and are still on strike but have made an agreement and are now back to class this week. (they were off from christmas break until this week) and now NBCC is having difficulty.

I'm considering moving somewhere with a steadier education system...

want4rain
February 6th, 2008, 07:01 AM
We've actually been instructed not to do any cleaning. If caught, we would get in trouble. The custodians and the school have an agreement that no one would do any cleaning or they (custodians) will picket our school.

seriously?? what a hoot. i *love* folks logic. good luck with that. going to a different school system sounds like a good idea to me.

-ashley

SnowDancer
February 6th, 2008, 11:38 AM
I understand the problem with the unions and students cleaning (although students not bringing in cans/bottles etc. or at least taking empty items home would them would work and not be against union rules) - I cannot understand not being able to clean the chalkboards. In my day, the teachers cleaned them after lesson 1 so that they could use again for the next exercise. Teachers to the best of my knowledge do not call in the cleaning crew to clean chalk from the boards during lessons!

Misery's company
February 6th, 2008, 03:40 PM
I understand the problem with the unions and students cleaning (although students not bringing in cans/bottles etc. or at least taking empty items home would them would work and not be against union rules) - I cannot understand not being able to clean the chalkboards. In my day, the teachers cleaned them after lesson 1 so that they could use again for the next exercise. Teachers to the best of my knowledge do not call in the cleaning crew to clean chalk from the boards during lessons!

With this I mean at the end of the day, all of the excess chalk dust isn't cleaned with a damp cloth.

On another note, almost all of the boy's washrooms have been shut down and they are now using the girls bathrooms. I don't have a problem with this, because they have nowhere to "go" but man, shut the place down already!

I guess the health inspector was in today and shut down certain areas(classrooms) of the school as well.

Also, we have an air quality specialist coming in on Monday *MONDAY! to test the air quality. The strike has been ongoing for 4 weeks now and people are getting sick. Today was the first day that I felt physically sick but some people are getting nosebleeds daily!

We had a meeting today with the admins of the school and they had no answers other than to "keep on trucking".

I don't know, I am just so fed up!

Misery's company
February 6th, 2008, 04:42 PM
that post was too long lol

So today they shut down a 3rd of my school due to unhealthy air quality and unsanitary conditions. The thing is, the third that they shut down is in the center of the school so we still have to walk through it.

I think it is a matter of days before the whole school is closed.

ANGER!

Misery's company
February 8th, 2008, 07:04 AM
My campus is now officially closed.

GRR-ARG!!

want4rain
February 8th, 2008, 07:09 AM
:grouphug: im sorry!!

-ashley

Misery's company
February 8th, 2008, 08:58 AM
Hopefully this prompts a swift resolution though, we were the last of 8 campuses to close and I heard they went back to the table today.

Misery's company
February 15th, 2008, 07:02 AM
http://www.canadaeast.com/search/article/213144

back to school as early as Monday! :thumbs up:party:

Misery's company
February 18th, 2008, 08:44 AM
:thumbs up YAY!!

Back to school, and it is sparkling!!

Our school year is extended by only one week which is awesome!!!