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What the University Says (And Doesn’t Say) About Firing Employees

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After Wesleying learned of the reasons behind Pat Tully’s firing on August 26, and subsequently posted her letter of explanation, I reached out to a number of administrators to ask for more information about the situation.

In light of the subsequent termination of another University mainstay, Ed Chiburis, Facility and Events Manager for the Memorial Chapel and ’92 Theater, I had some questions how—and why—employees are fired. According to Vice President of Student Affairs Mike Whaley, “Generally speaking, all students should know that (except in egregious situations) a progressive coaching/discipline system is in place to address any performance issues with any employee.  Only after that system has been exhausted would an employee be terminated.” He recommended me to talk with Human Resources about that system.

Director of Human Resources Julia Hicks, after receiving my questions about university policies, referred me instead to the staff handbook, as she could not comment about matters relating to individuals.

Assembled by the Human Resources department, the handbook does explain policies and procedures for administration, faculty, and employees. But it did not nearly answer my questions about how “termination,” as it calls it, is considered, pursued, and justified in a liberal arts university setting. Obviously the points gone over in this handbook aren’t going to be revelatory to any University staff, or really anyone out of college who’s held a real job. Students, however, probably don’t know such things—the handbook is pretty much all we have to understand the University’s side.

So let’s go through it and see what we can dig out and make sense of.

Banking Boot Camp

Rachel Berman writes in from the Career Center:

Join us for a virtual boot camp on investment banking! This session, hosted by Evercore Partners, will cover the investment banking key basics:

– What is an investment bank?
– What is the role of an analyst?
– How do I get a job in an investment bank?

Presenters include Liz Lynch ’80, Senior Managing Director; Stephen Worth ’88, Senior Managing Director; James Lilly ’04, Associate; Mike Winik, Vice President; and Danielle Even, Analyst.

If you are interested in investment banking, don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about the industry and get the inside scoop from Wes alumni.

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 12pm
Place: Olson Commons (Career Center)
Cost: Zero
Super coolio Facebook event: Here

Family Weekend Employment Opportunity

If you’ve always wanted to get paid to use a walkie-talkie around campus, this is probably your big break. From our Office of Alumni and Parent Relations interns:

Have you ever wanted to…

  • Meet alumni and parents from around the world?
  • Make money, friends and gain a whole new perspective on life at Wesleyan?
  • Drive a shuttle van around campus and use a walkie-talkie?
  • and get a free Wesleyan T-Shirt?

Apply now to be part of Homecoming/Family Weekend 2011. Student workers play an integral role in the weekend by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activities and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

Deloitte Consulting Information Session and Meet n’ Greet

To help ease the friction of unemployment and the possibility/probability of ending up with a life not unlike that of characters in a Kevin Smith movie, Eric Mendell ’11 sends in an e-mail:

Deloitte Consulting Information Session and Meet n’ Greet

From 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm learn about the array of post-graduate opportunities that Deloitte Consulting’s Business Analyst program has to offer from a group of Wesleyan Alumni (Rob Cho’ 91, Jed Rosenbaum ’02, Kara Hayward ’10, Jayvan Mitchell ’11, and Eric Mandell ’11).

From 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm meet with David Rosenblum ’75 P’09, Deloitte Consulting’s National Managing Director of Consulting Corporate Developement and Wesleyan Board of Trustees member.

Refreshments will be provided.

Date:   Sept. 25 – Sept. 25
Time:   4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Place: Usdan 108

(Do click on the picture for a flyer of the events.)

“Espwesleying, if you don’t mind”: Espwesso Opens Wednesday, Hires Errday

Espwesleying, an underground collaboration ‘twixt Espwesso and Wellesleying, is the second-hottest supergroup on the internet right now (#1). Turns out we’re dropping some new fire (“fiyah”, as you may have heard pronounced by savvy urban youth) this Wednesday night! If y’all haven’t heard, here’s the lowdown from Cache Job Engineer ’13:

Hey there, Brown students! Espwesso will resume normal hours of operation (Sunday-Thursday 9pm-1am) starting this Wednesday, the 7th. Hooray! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the best spot on campus to get free coffee (yes, frosh, that’s right, fucking free coffee. tasty stuff, too) Espwesso is an entirely student-run cafe in the basement of Albritton Center (room 003), that provides free drip coffee to the late-night Wesleyan community (donations are accepted/highly recommended) and gourmet espresso drinks for a small suggested donation. The cafe focuses on exposing the Wesleyan community to high quality specialty coffee through paying special care to coffee sourcing and best practices.

Also, Espwesso is hiring! We have an opening for a new barback/barista trainee (Workstudy ONLY, sorry guys). This is a training position that prepares you to work as a barista at Espwesso the following semester. Baristas at Espwesso are responsible for making drinks, taking suggested per-drink donations, and cleaning and maintaining the cafe space. As a barback, you will…

Overland Info Session

A summer job opportunity from Susannah Young ’11:

Overland is hiring exceptional college students to lead our summer programs. We offer hiking, biking, service, language, field studies and writing programs to students in grades 4-12. Program locations include New England, the Blue Ridge, Nova Scotia, Western US, Alaska, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, South America, Tanzania and Europe. Our staff of 130 leaders and support staff spend 10 days training and 6 weeks leading or supporting programs. We are looking for Wesleyan students who are responsible, fun, dynamic and love working with kids. There will be snacks!

  • Date: November 10
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Place: Usdan 110
  • Cost: Free
  • Overland’s Official Website: Here