On Friday, Feb. 17, Central Connection hosted a networking event at Bowlero in North Brunswick. The event, which more than 75 members attended, was first announced here at njea.org/earlycareermembers. The event was organized by Kevin Bloom, a member of the Sayreville Education Association of Middlesex County.
Members networked over food and drinks as they prepared for their hour being locked in a room together. Before the walk between venues, Central Regional Education Association member Josh Eckersley welcomed members with a humorous (yet scary) take on why it matters that members work together to escape the troubles they face in our careers.
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
RSVP: Eventbrite here. Email Andrew with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details: It’s back-to-school season, and as an early career educator, you know what that means…it’s paycheck time again! Yes, all your worries about those dwindling summer savings can be put to rest, and you can finally start building up that bank account again.
But speaking of paychecks — ever tried reading anything on that stub besides your take-home pay? It’s an awful alphabet soup of acronyms for taxes and fees and with holdings. Are you wondering where all that money is going? If you get anything extra for it? How to adult?
Many people never bother to find out, but we here at the NJEA Central Connection think that you’re the type of person who wants to know exactly where your money is going. And that’s great, because we’re here to help you with that.
Plus, we’ll feedja some good ‘za and the first round at Beach Haus Brewery is on us.
And here’s more info in case you’re not convinced. (But, like, what? Really?)
Come on out to a judgment free, truly-no-question-is-stupid zone: Pizza & Paycheck at Beach Haus Brewery in Belmar, NJ. That’s right. Just bring your paystub. (Digital is fine. We’re millennials, too.) Our early career organizers will be stationed around the place, serving pizza, a free drink ticket, and the answers to your most pressing paycheck questions:
• What’s the difference between net and gross? What do I get for my union dues? What’s with all these taxes? 403b what?
Try to stump us! Or not. Just come on out and be cool, okay?
And here’s the deets you can tweets:
What: Pizza and Paychecks. The name says it all, really.
Where: Beach Haus Brewery: 801 Main Street – Belmar, NJ 07719.
When: Payday! September 30th, 2016, from five PM ‘til you’re ready to go home.
Why? Because this is what we do. And you can too.
Join the early career member network. Come see for yourself.