On the day NYC teachers finally learn how much $ they've waited SIX yrs for, the DOE schedules weekend maintenance. pic.twitter.com/KCZwD5eHQ0— nycdoenuts (@nycdoenuts) October 10, 2015
Probably not an accident that the website was taken down for "maintenance" at the same time the retro money was revealed in paycheck stubs:
@nycdoenuts I think their servers were unpreprared for the traffic & crashed, & now they're scrambling to fix them.— Sean McGowan (@jersey2bronx) October 10, 2015
Rage Against The Levene puts it all in persepctive for us:
I don't know if you heard teachers made the schools.nyc.gov website crash because the retro check amounts were posted.
Imagine if they voted.
UPDATE: John Galvin tweets the following:
@perdidostschool doe sent email yesterday that system would be down all saturday— John Galvin (@JohnGalvinBK) October 10, 2015
Fair enough, perhaps the maintenance was scheduled by the DOE beforehand.
I still couldn't get on the payroll site the few times I tried throughout the day yesterday.