Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Are Countless PUBLIC Universities Flaunting the Establishment Clause?

Sabbatical:



  • A sabbatical (from the Latin sabbaticus, from the Greek sabbatikos, from Hebrew shabbat, i.e., Sabbath, literally a "ceasing") is a rest from work, a hiatus, typically lasting two or more months. ...

Whoa, wait a minute.  You mean to tell me that thing where a professor takes a long break is based on BIBLICAL TEACHINGS?!  I knew the seeds of religion were secretly sprouting up in our public education system.

Just you watch, with Justice Stevens leaving the Court, soon those nutty right-wing conservatives will flood the country with this new thing they call "religion."


At the very least, they should change this offensive term to something more neutral like, "7th Year Time Off"  or "7th YTO." Why would I want special religious concepts invading the public sphere?

4 comments:

Fletch said...

My sabatical is long overdue.

Cougar Abogado said...

Contact your local representative, senator, or the President!!

CCF and JRF said...

They had these, but they didn't call them sabbaticals at Charles Schwab. They also didn't go with your number of year and time off idea title you had I am afraid to share. I have to think about what they called it and recall... Every 5 years you worked there you got a month off. It was a good company to work for in many ways.

I probably should of stuck it out as a contract employee, I think they did want to hire me (they said they did) eventually. I was just tired of waiting for eventually. I would be at year 5 probably next year or the year after :(

Maybe CCF recalls, he did contract work there too. I'll have to ask him what they called it.

I am of course weary and not supportive of any religion in government anywhere at all. I see it as the road to soemthing like sharia law (even if it is less oppressive) and I am not a fan of that. I literally would ask them to get rid of the term if it has religious roots. But that's just my view on that. Kind of funny Charles Schwab the company is more progressive than the government on religious or no religion freedom.

JRF

Cougar Abogado said...

A month off, eh?

That sounds pretty nice!

I hear most attorneys are lucky to get two weeks off . . . (And often not consecutively or even two weeks because of the billable hour.)