Yesterday, Joel forwarded an email to me that he received at his school email. It was from the district, and it said this:
By now, most of you have become aware of the significant budget cuts across the district. Because of this we are evaluating the possible options to reduce costs. We would like to hear your opinions of the two options that we have come up with. The two possible options are:
1. 10% reduction in force across the district
2. 10% reduction in pay across the district
Please click on the link below and take the time to provide feedback in this survey.
Name of School District
So, I spent the rest of the day fretting about which would be the better choice. I hate to say 10% reduction in force, because who knows what that means for a music teacher? Besides, isn't it better for everyone to make do with a little less, than for a few people to get axed altogether? Then again, a 10% reduction in pay is kind of a lot. We barely survive on what Joel makes now, and with 10% less, that would be really difficult. What a hard choice! And besides, no matter what we answer on the survey, the district higher-ups would just make whatever decision they thought was best anyway. So why was I giving myself an ulcer worrying about it?
Then we learned that the district sent these emails out as a test to find out how many people would actually respond to a survey you had to click on from the following email address:
hr @ sneaky.nameofdistrict.k12.org
Anyway, they found out that their employees need to more carefully avoid email scams.