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Teacher fired over ‘kill’ remark
nets $427G pay

Boston Herald, by Matt Stout

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/27/2013 3:05:19 PM

The Hub’s top earner in 2012 is a grade school teacher who once said she had the “urge to kill” her boss, comments school officials used to fire her and later, paid for — to the tune of nearly $400,000 in back pay after a judge ruled they had no grounds to boot her. Teresa D. Underwood topped the city’s payroll last year with $427,522.71, an eye-popping number that dwarfed the next highest earner — Superintendent Carol R. Johnson — by more than $100,000. Former Boston Latin teacher Jonathan Bonds filled out the top three with $318,158 in pay,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 2/27/2013 3:17:08 PM     (No. 9199420)

So threatening to kill your boss is not grounds for dismissal, eh? That´s how things work in a progressive state like MA, which dominated by the public employee unions, e.g., MA, where arbitrators make up the rules as their progressive mindsets dictate. Of course, Deval Patrick doesn´t mind paying for this, despite the state´s money troubles. He shares the same warped mindset.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fayebeck, 2/27/2013 4:44:25 PM     (No. 9199575)

Sure glad I live in California and not some nutjob state like Massachusetts.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pickle1, 2/27/2013 4:49:13 PM     (No. 9199584)

Makes you wonder what they would actually do if she actually killed her boss?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tipover, 2/27/2013 6:32:38 PM     (No. 9199703)

Context. You have never been in the work force if you have never felt like killing your boss at least a time or two...Course actually doing so is another matter.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/27/2013 7:07:30 PM     (No. 9199747)

#1, she didn´t threaten to kill her boss. She said she had the urge to kill her boss.
I had the urge to kill the ex, but didn´t.
And as for arbitrators making it up as they go, you are mostly incorrect.
Arbitrators apply what are known as the daugherty tests of just cause. I will spare you the lecture, but trust me, the tests are applied.

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