Southern dismisses 94 maintenance workers; hires company to manage

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  1. gb93433

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    Hire the world first and forget about hiring believers? Don't take care of those of the househoild of faith first. Just another way the SBC is continuing to forget about obedience to scripture and putting money first. Just another example of its hypocrisy.

    Gal 6:10, "So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith."

    From www.abpnews.net

    March 15, 2005

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) - In order to put more resources into
    theological education, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has
    dismissed all of its maintenance workers and hired an international
    facilities-management company to take over their duties.
    According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Seminary spokesman
    Lawrence Smith said the move would probably save the school money, but
    that was not the reason for the change. "We want to put as many
    resources as possible into theological education," he was reported as
    saying. "Our job is not facilities management."
    The seminary told the 94 employees, which include 26 part-time
    workers, their jobs would end March 31, but that they could apply to
    work for the new company. Sodexho, based in Gaithersburg, Md., manages
    facilities and food services throughout North America, which include
    more than 900 institutions of higher education. It has more than 120,000
    employees.
    The dismissed workers are responsible for such work as cleaning,
    groundskeeping, painting, plumbing, carpentry and the maintenance of
    heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. Some have been at the
    seminary as long as 20 years.
    Employees were upset by the news, according to reports. There are
    couples losing their jobs, as well as others who provide the sole
    support for their families. Four of the employees are international
    students, whose employment options are limited because they are here on
    student visas. Smith said the seminary and Sodexho are investigating
    legal questions about their employment.
     
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    Already a thread on this a few lines lower in this forum
     
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    blah blah blah

    You really don't know anything about the situation, so you should probably not talk much about it.
     
  4. go2church

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    Now if we didn't talk about something we didn't really know about ... we wouldn't have anything to talk about! What fun would that be!
     
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    this has nothing to do with the SBC and everything to do with Al Mohler's legacy of "greatness".
     
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    Excuse me....legacy of greatness....do you even know Dr. Mohler at all?
     
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    I started at SBTS in 1995 and finally finished in December of 2003. During that time i saw tuition rise on a regular basis, along with housing increase of 5% annually (annual cost of living increase is an average of 2.5% in Louisville). During this time a student hangout was elaborately turned into a 3rd chapel on campus, two buildings full of student apartments were turned into a conference center, and Dr Mohler's lawncare never dropped off a bit (while our kids could not play outside in the footlong grass that seminary grounds workers did not have time to cut).
    Do i know him personally, i could not call him a friend...no i was not privy enough to have that type of relationship with Dr Mohler. But seeing what was taking place at Southern while i was there really did leave a bad taste in my mouth. At the helm of this was Dr Mohler.

    I went to Southern because of the must needed theological changes being made under Dr Mohler...i even took theology under him due to the respect i had for him.
    Everything that has taken place there since 1994, good or bad, has Dr Mohler's name on it, lets face it.

    I'll say this, and then leave it alone...it will be a very long time before SBTS receives any money from me.
     

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