Why is this always considered to be a good thing?
Also attending the orientation was Supt. Matt Hill, who encouraged the new teachers to text him, email him or drop by his office any time.
“I have a very open-door policy,” he said.
The new school year marks Hill’s second as Burbank Unified’s chief.
“Burbank is a special place,” he told the educators. “We do come together as family.”
Not only is it absurd for a new boss to be talking about what a warm and wonderful family he’s lucky to be a part of, it’s also a horrible image for anyone to invoke. Just ask Danielle Baez about how great this BUSD “family” was to her.
Characterizations like his — and they all do it now, not just Hill — are always smarmy, unctuous, and unprofessional. They reek of insincerity and subterfuge. The schools and your employer are not your family, nor should they be.