I think Shama is being unfairly picked on here. She is not the first union officer to ever accidentally miss a meeting and she probably won't be the last. This is, however, the first time I have ever seen Live! publish an article about an officer missing a meeting. Two other sabbatical officers attended Monday?s meeting with the Deputy Rector and all of the relevant postgraduate issues that Executive tasked us to raise with him were discussed. Furthermore Shama has been meeting regularly with the Pro Rector for graduate students and the Graduate Schools? heads to discuss postgraduate specific issues.
"They" (Live!) wouldn't be victimising Muslims for no particular reason?
She was observing a religious occasion based on moonsighting which without much brains will make you discover this is only decided a a night or two before. The things that make the news nowadays...tut...tut...
Live! wasn't aware that Eid was celebrated at 10am in the morning, followed by turning up to work by 11am.
Eid was only mentioned to defend Miss Rahman against complaints that she did not attend Council - she was celebrating Eid that evening so we wished to make that clear. Her non-attendance at the meeting with the deputy rector was not related to Eid. Please read the article in future before playing the religious card.
Live! believes in equal opportunities - we do not attack people on religious grounds, nor will we give people of particular religions special treatment.
In reply to Mr Collins, Live is aware that this is not the first time Miss Rahman has failed to arrive at 10am, meeting or not - indeed, Live! made many visits to the union just after 10am during September, with Miss Rahman being the notable omission from the office complement. Missing one meeting is a mistake, readers may judge what repeatedly failing to turn up during your contractual hours of 10am-4pm constitutes.
Live! looks forward to receiving a list of who has missed which meetings with the Deputy Rector and what time they arrive at work (on average), so the student body may determine an appropriate course of action.
I'd just like to say I attended the post-graduate welcome event organised by Miss Rahman. It was great! This is my second year as a post-grad at Imperial and I can tell you none of the events last year matched up to this and it was only her first attempt.
Shouldn't she be judged on performance rather than obsessing over one missed meeting? This whole thing smacks of back biting by sour-faced colleeges. Sort it out!
But if she is repeatedly turning up to work late and there are students like Mr Editor who wanted to see her to express post grad issues then she is not doing what the union is spending thousands of pounds on and that surely is not performance!