Just a brief update... yeah right...
as if I am ever very brief! Ha.
But really, I will try to be.
Lots of stuff on the agenda today.
The man is napping, so I have a few minutes to spare after doing the usual housework.
I still have several quarts of blackberries to bag up to freeze, a batch of freezer jam to make and a field trip to a yard sale for tools...
or should I say man toys?
It was a busy week ending with my first job interview yesterday. ICK.
Not my pick out of the jobs that I have applied for.
In fact, it would be my last choice since it's only
3.5 hours a day.
That would require me to get a second job.
If I was not a public employee, I could get partial unemployment until it ran out and buy myself time to find the perfect job.
But I am and as a public employee we are not allowed to get any unemployment unless we are totally and completely unemployed.
But at least it would be some income, so I am not turning my nose up to it and even if I get it and have to bag groceries or something in the meantime, I will continue to look for the perfect job until I find it.
The interview was not as bad as I imagined.
I even wore a dress.
I have not worn a dress in recent memory.
My interviewer and I had the same name.
They gave me a sheet with the questions on it so that I could read along.
I found that odd and distracting, so I ignored it and listened instead.
Is it me or is that weird?
The worst question was this:
If you disagreed with a teacher's disciplinary actions toward a student, how would you handle it?
This is a very dangerous question.
I was told years ago when I first began to work in the school system that I should never, never go against a teacher... that it is employment suicide.
Of course I did that once... ironically to the teacher who gave me the above warning.
The result was years of that teacher questioning and complaining about every thing I did.
She even managed to get a meeting together of other staff and the principal at the time to try and get me fired. Fun times.
Of course it did not work. I had too much support from other teachers.
So my answer was quickly and carefully worded.
I would wait until I had time alone with the teacher to ask her to explain her/ his reasoning...
they are after all, my supervisors and I accept the possibility that I might not understand the situation. I would express my feelings tactfully and listen to what she had to say. If I was still feeling that the action was not correct, I would then take it to another supervisor and abide by that decision.
But personally, the student comes first and I could not in good conscience ignore the circumstances.
I probably blew it with that one question.
After all, even the top folk in education have been teachers.
Employment suicide by honesty!
Okay, so it goes with my interview.
But at least I picked up two applications for other jobs with more hours when I was finished.
Still looking for the silver linings.
One last word or two before I bag up berries and take off to man's toy land...
See those two up there? That's Boo and Sukey.
I got a text from Boo this morning...
Boo, his new girl friend and possibly Nick are going to visit us on Monday.
YAY! YAY! YAY!
I feel a BBQ coming on.
Other than that, no big plan for the weekend
other than replacing a leaking toilet ring.
Will the fun never end?
Happy weekend everyone.
Are you doing chores, taking it easy or going to somewhere fun?
Or perhaps a mix like mine?
Whatever you do, be safe and look for the silver lining in everything you do.
Life is still sweetest when you see what you have and are thankful.