Wednesday, October 23, 2002

just when you think your life cannot possibly get any worse

Charlie- I've been thinking about our conversation yesterday and about your contract. Finally, I have to say that I'm unhappy with dropping the Greek Language course and replacing it with an IRP on modern novels. The contract is essentially a document to which both parties have to agree; that's why both you and I sign it after we've discussed it. What I'd be willing to sign would be a renegotiation that drops Modern Drama, but keeps Greek Language on there. I'm not willing to sign one that drops both and substitutes and IRP we never discussed. This means that you should contact John Moore right away, and see if you can still get back into Greek. Otherwise, I think we're looking at a failed contract.

I'm sorry about this, but really, it was a decision you made without contacting me. That's not the way it works, and it's not something I'm willing to back down on. This has nothing to do with the merit or non-merit of the IRP, but rather with the principle of the negotiated contract and the sponsor/sponsee relationship. If I had changed the contract without telling you about it, you would, understandably, be very upset too, since you are a party to the agreement as well.


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