Scheduling

So, today I went over to school, and got things set up in my calendar for what I’m supposed to do when, what time I have on-duty, what times I have off-duty.

One of the great dismays is that I’m now the relief coach for the Outdoors Program. This is because no one is sure if we’re going to have enough students to bother having many daytime teachers — and one of our Outdoor Program coaches is a day tutor, meaning that she only gets hired each year if we have enough students to fill her schedule. What this means is that, for the moment, I have picked up 19 extra periods of duty (approximately 40 hours) this fall, at a minimum, for which I’m not likely to see any extra pay.

This is assuming that PP does come back this fall. If she doesn’t get enough ‘academic day’ hours, it’s entirely possible she won’t return, in which case I’ll pick up the whole of her slack… which amounts to about 3 weeks of extra hours on-duty.

My package did not arrive today. This means it will arrive tomorrow, when I am in Somerville. You’d think next-day delivery would mean it actually arrives the next day. But no, it means, give us a full 24 hours to load the box, another 24 hours to hand it off to the FedEx guy, and another 24 hours for them to deliver it. Sigh. All this for one lousy length of cable.

In yet more news from the land of the rapidly-less-and-less-attractive school-duty-schedule, the one weekend I had specifically requested not to be on duty, so I could attend my cousin’s wedding, is the weekend I am on duty. To be fair, I didn’t get the school info about why I wanted the weekend off early enough, and the schedule is largely inflexible, anyway. To be honest, however, I must point out that the ONLY thing keeping me on campus other than dorm duty is the aforementioned Outdoors program.

Anyone know a school in need of a creative writing and history teacher who can coach fencing?

6 comments

  1. we are always in need of an english teacher

    Andrew,

    I have been reading your thoughts…bouncing from page to page…and I wonder how you have time to write down as much as you do. Come to California, get your teaching credential, and you will have your pick of schools to teach liteeratuuure. In fact, if you can write up the curriculum and you probably already have that filed away in that laptop you spilled liquid all over, you can teach whatever you want under the heading of “elective.” Then again…no seasons in this part of the country and you will have more than 15 students in your classroom. May want to consider Bishops in La Jolla…wealthy area by the beach….and they pay pretty well.

    King Henry II

  2. we are always in need of an english teacher

    Andrew,

    I have been reading your thoughts…bouncing from page to page…and I wonder how you have time to write down as much as you do. Come to California, get your teaching credential, and you will have your pick of schools to teach liteeratuuure. In fact, if you can write up the curriculum and you probably already have that filed away in that laptop you spilled liquid all over, you can teach whatever you want under the heading of “elective.” Then again…no seasons in this part of the country and you will have more than 15 students in your classroom. May want to consider Bishops in La Jolla…wealthy area by the beach….and they pay pretty well.

    King Henry II

  3. You CAN’T LEAVE POMFRET! The cool people are just starting to come around!!!! Don’t leave me here to deal with all of this Pomfret crap :-). Anyway,…never know…we may be losing an English teacher this year as she is psycho and a VERY sucky teacher who spent half of last year not teaching because she broke her ankle…maybe you could talk to Mitch Pinkowski about being hired…we would love to have you on campus…and I’m sure the students would love it too!

  4. You CAN’T LEAVE POMFRET! The cool people are just starting to come around!!!! Don’t leave me here to deal with all of this Pomfret crap :-). Anyway,…never know…we may be losing an English teacher this year as she is psycho and a VERY sucky teacher who spent half of last year not teaching because she broke her ankle…maybe you could talk to Mitch Pinkowski about being hired…we would love to have you on campus…and I’m sure the students would love it too!

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