Here’s an example of what it’s like to work at Maritime.
On Friday, Mar 29, 2013 (Good Friday) Aimee Bernstein, a SUNY Maritime VP, sent the following email to three employees at Maritime:
[I]As you know under the Policies of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, and in accordance with the Agreement Between the State of New York and United University Professions (UUP), professional employees must have a formal evaluation each year based upon a performance program.[/I]
[I]At Maritime we have established April 1 as the annual due date for evaluations. While performance evaluations are not required for MC employees we have moved to attain 100% completion campus wide and are bringing MC employees into the fold ensuring completed evals on file for all professionals.[/I]
[I]You are required to complete the attached in draft form for my review no later than Monday April 1, 2013. I will meet with you individually following review of your drafts to finalize by April 8, 2013.[/I]
[I]We are a little behind the scheduled due date, but with your cooperation, these can be completed by next week.[/I]
Let’s start with the timing. Bernstein had January, February, and all of March to notify the employees. She waited until 1 business day before the thing was due to notify the employees and then said “We are a little behind”. Yep! Bernstein forgot to notify employees that they had to complete what amounts to a recap of their whole year’s work and then expected them to get it done in 1 day because she fucked up.
Next let’s look at the utter lack of respect for religious beliefs. Good Friday is the most solemn holy day for Catholics and other Christians. At least one of the employees had taken the day off to observe religious beliefs. One of the other employees is also a rather devout Roman Catholic, but it’s unknown if that person had taken off or taken time to attend the very long religious services of Good Friday. Bernstein would have known that the people were off because they have to give her advance notice of vacation days. This email evidences a total lack of respect for the religious beliefs of the effected employees.