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Monday, March 12, 2007

No Rest For The Weary


Ugh. What a ridiculous day. Apparently I've become a glorified babysitter, an in-school suspension proctor, and a substitute teacher over the course of the weekend. I really wish someone had informed me of this before I showed up to work today. I've gone from mildly put out to increasingly irritated to downright angry in just five short hours. A new record!

Maybe it's some kind of perverse formula; my work weeks are as terrible as my weekends are great. If my weekend is mediocre, my work week is roughly the same. Like some kind of balancing mechanism with the universe. Plus, I'm surprisingly messed up from the time change. Not only is it once again dark as pitch when I wake up, but all the computer clocks in the school remain an hour behind. We teachers are not allowed to change the time on our computers as we are idiots and we might accidently erase the entire operating system while attempting such a difficult operation.

WhatEVER.

At least I can go home, put myself into a maple sugar coma and take a long, long nap to rid myself of this tetchiness. Oh wait, just kidding- I have a staff meeting that wasn't announced until this morning. Burn. Remind me again what I pay union dues for?

9 Comments:

Blogger Kelli rocks hardcore!

I am all about the nap myself today too. I've got about 3 more hours to go...

1:24 PM

 
Blogger Lisa rocks hardcore!

Wait, how can your district announce a meeting that DAY?!? Seriously, I would mention it to the union. That's not cool at all! Sorry you had a rough Monday.. the time change is throwing me off too. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to dampen the energy level of my students at all.

6:43 PM

 
Blogger Molly rocks hardcore!

After 30 tears in the AF [organised] my husband then tried teaching. It wasn't the kids who burned him out but the administration, who just assumed his time [all of it] was theirs, just as you're describing here. End result: they lost a very good teacher....

6:50 PM

 
Blogger Molly rocks hardcore!

After 30 tears in the AF [organised] my husband then tried teaching. It wasn't the kids who burned him out but the administration, who just assumed his time [all of it] was theirs, just as you're describing here. End result: they lost a very good teacher....

6:51 PM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

K- the "nap" turned into more than an hour of sleep. Oops.

L- I suppose they technically announced a meeting, only it wasn't supposed to be a faculty meeting, they switched them. It's ok, I guess. I survived the ordeal.

M- That stat about the majority of teachers quitting by year 5 of teaching is no exaggeration, I can tell you. Except in my district, where everyone stays until they're 35 years in.

7:32 AM

 
Blogger Noelle rocks hardcore!

Once, I tried to change the clock on my computer, and ten minutes later it was back to the old time again. When I brought this up with our IT guy, he told me I need admin privileges to change the clock. However, the computer is kind enough to make me think I have some kind of actual power. Sorry you had a crappy Monday!

7:36 AM

 
Blogger Beej rocks hardcore!

Clearly, you pay union dues in the fervent hope that some day you can go on strike.

I was a shop steward once. The only thing I did at meetings was hold votes to disband the union.

8:01 AM

 
Blogger stilettoheights rocks hardcore!

I agree with Ben, go on strike, it doesn't matter what it's for just hold a sign and scream "no more scabs" outside the school.

8:07 AM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

It would be fun to picket, and the weather is getting nicer. I wouldn't mind being outside for a few days... weeks... months.

8:50 AM

 

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