…In so many ways.
My job is definitely at risk, but management in their infinite wisdom will not be breaking the news of their decision until we’re all on holiday. Lovely. So we get to fret for another week and a half, while being asked to plan and prepare for September…but have no idea if we’ll be still employed.
This does not make life very pleasant, and I’m not optimistic tbh. Older, experienced teachers are also pricey by comparison with the noobs. Of course, there aren’t exactly hundreds of jobs being advertised right now, with schools and colleges on the brink of closing for the summer.
So I rant and rave a lot. I don’t do calm and accepting, too much rests on my income. Like a roof over our heads.
Meanwhile. Exam marking plods steadily on, no stress there, and I cheered myself up by ordering some goodies last week which should arrive soon…oh yes, and my lovely new Singer buttonholer attachment arrived! Squee!
I did a bit of sewing yeterday evening, but the overlocker decided to be contrary when I re-threaded [it does now and then] so five minutes of sewing versus 25 minutes of cursing and starting again.
Remember I cut out 2 style arc tops WEEKS ago? Well I’m cracking on now. The red one should be done tomorrow night, and the purple one will follow shortly afterwards. The red is done bar side seams, sleeves and hem. Meh. Maybe two evenings at this rate.
The heat made me stop tonight- the sewing/dining room is very small and stuffy, even with the window open, so the addition of iron-generated heat and magnifying light-generated heat made me start to melt. Cold shower and bed I think, another ‘training’ day looms tomorrow .
Here’s a few shots I took before going to work this morning- the sunshine on the lilies and evening primroses was so lovely, and just look at those strong colour clashes. Yum!
10 thoughts on “The heat is on…”
Sorry to hear your news. So much for shortage of good maths teachers! Perhaps experience and results will win the day. I am in hope, and that you’ll hear before the holiday – they’ve got three weeks and have known for a while.
Nope, we break up next Friday [supposed to be back mid August for results days and enrolments…the joys of colege life!] They undoubtedly DO know who they’re chopping, but they;re playing a long game here…
That is upsetting news DF. I am on an NHS board and it is the same story of replacing the experienced with the cheap. Thankfully you have many interesting distractions while you wait. Nice colours in your garden and sewing room.
Fingers crossed for you on the job front (although it’s making sewing difficult). Keep on sewing to distract yourself. Empathise re the stuffy room. I work full time in a box room like that and gets hot as hell from 2.00 onwards, not to mention the claustrophobia caused by the amount of work I’ve got hanging up. It’s taking over so there’s only just enough room to squeeze in and sit down or stand at the ironing board. I’m sure it used to be bigger! Seen the Singer box on your photo. Are you going to use it on your modern machine or did your 66k turn out to be a side clamp fitting?
Side clamp! Yay! It’s my plan for during the ‘break’- [assuming I actually get one]
Our place offered a voluntary exit scheme and were so overwhelmed by the response that they had to turn people away! Mind you, there’s no money in the pot yet to pay the volunteers…….
Don’t rant, just watch and listen; take it all in, process the information, then plan your strategy.
And keep sewing……..
Oh I’m not ranting at THEM, just venting. Today’s ‘training’ was interesting, and I found out some facts about someone that must be passed along to management. And I got rained on. Twice. And missed my train. I was forced to wait in the pub and eat chips…
There is definitely a shortage of Maths teachers and an FE college would snap you up but of course that might mean relocation and that doesn’t always suit, especially when your partner has a career. In our case my job was very transferable and we moved to a beautiful place but with an elderly mother and very elderly aunt to find homes for it was a very stressful time. Hope it all turns out well for you. My husband has 3 more days to go and then he is under my feet full time. 😜
It is FE lol! There was a great job going in Weston, but the wife didn’t fancy moving so far from the olds…
I hope that it is good news when it does come, so unsettling. Why places have to get rid of experience beats me, it’s ok employing those with less but who teaches them and helps them to sort out problems? I’ve seen it happen many times.
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