How to get paid for a job you are not atteneding while looking for work….

How many people would expect their employer to pay them for a job they do not attend so that they can look for a new job?  For example : lets say I was still working for Walmart.  What do you think would happen if I went in one fine day and said “I am looking for work, and will be missing some days but, I want you to pay me for not being here”?

For most of us we would leave with NO job but, if you are a New College of Florida professor of Political Science named Keith Fitzgerald the you would have no problem.

The Saint Peters Blog headline reports “76% of New College students bash absentee professor/congressional candidate Keith Fitzgerald”.  These student assessments did span from about 1995 to 2011, so I am sure he was not running the whole time but still, %75 of 713 student assessments were critical.  So just what does this mean?  It seems to mean that professor Fitzgerald spend less time paying attention to the paying students then he did his running for his new job….  He was, at least, late enough  that students commented on this in their assessments.

I understand that a lot of people will vote along party lines.  I just wonder, if he paid this little attention to his classes, just what he is like in office?  Is he as disorganized there as his student said he was in class?  Is party loyalty more important than getting a competent person in the job.  This is something we, as voters, should keep in mind when we go to the polls.


That Joe Guy.



By Joseph Bowen

Ex SSgt in Air Force Security Police... I had 10 years of active duty and inactive reserve. I have a total of 20 years, includes Air Force SP, security experience. I also worked 8 years and 4 months in the Garden Center of the Sarasota Cattleman Walmart. I also took the CCNA class at Sarasota Vo-Tech, when it was still called that. I am now, since 2010 a caregiver for my Mother. While I am now a registered Republican I am more likely to vote for whichever person I believe will do a better job.. In the last presidential elections I voted Libertarian, as I the two main choices seemed to be between lying crook, or an uncouth babler who could not be trusted.

1 comment

  1. I still do not know what he is running FOR — but I know what he’ll be running FROM! Work!
    Reminds me of that Congressman in Illinois (?) who tried to SELL HIS SEAT after being indicted on charges of malfeasance… and walking on the grass. Just looking at that stupid outer shell of a man made me feel like I was okay!
    Oh, Joe — BTW; when I was “let go” by Walmart, my first thought was to fight it. And then I realized (that wonderful Eureka moment) that it wasn’t going to be worth it, because I would have to argue with the idiots who could not see that I was one of the ONLY people on my shift doing my job! An old saying kept rebouonding in my mind: “Never get into a battle of wits with someone who is basically unarmed…” I thank you for this space!
    Q: What the heck is that guy running FOR? And why? 2ndQ: Did Walmart turn him down???


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