I am on my way to my mandated interview the other day but the subway stops between stations. I left nice and early because I don't want to miss a mandatory interview.
If an ATR misses two mandated interviews, the new contract says we have resigned our employment. We get no tenure hearing, nothing.
I am sitting on the train and thinking if I get stuck underground and the school won't document that I was there for the interview, I could be halfway to the unemployment line.
The train started to move and I made it in plenty of time to a positive interview but who knows if I will always be so lucky.
The moral of the story is expert navigation and planning for the unexpected are part of ATR life.
Don't miss those interviews fellow ATRs!