The fact that I'm writing this from work just tells you how much free time I really have on my hands. Today, I taught ONE class. Why you ask? Because my Tuesday schedule only has 3 classes anyway, 2 of which are middle school. Middle schoolers are preparing for some type of midterm test which means that I'm only "monitoring" them...i.e. I sit there and read my book while they study, drool, sleep, convulse, etc all over their desks. I know I should wake them up when they fall asleep, but I don't have the heart. They look so peaceful...like death...as if they have actually died from studying too much. But today has been PAINFULLY slow. You would think I'd be excited about having so much extra time but I am miserable!! I've been here since 2pm and I'm not leaving til 10. And that blows.
My Directors pulled some straight up nonsense on me the other day. You know how they gave me off for Election Day??? Well, it turns out they didn't! They told me I didn't have to come in then decided to deduct it from MY vacation days!!! I wish they'd tell me exactly what concoction they are smoking because I need some. Apparently, it makes you hallucinate and fabricate bull-ish. Not that I have a ton of vacation days left anyway, but that really irritated me. This is another obvious cultural conflict...and I like how they didn't bother to even TELL me about it until now. I guess I am on a need-to-know basis with my own damn vacation time huh?? Luckily, I don't think I'll be using anymore after May. It really puts a strain on the school when I'm away since I am the only foreign English teacher so I try not to be a prick about it. I only take days when I absolutely need them. And forget about a sick day. They are totally unphased by the fact that I've been coughing and wheezing for the past week and a half. I've singlehandedly used up all their tissues, toilet paper, and hand sanitizer. Sick days are nonexistent and you get no sympathy. They just shove you some green tea and keep it moving.
Sorry this post is lame. I'm really only writing to keep from passing out at my desk right now. :) I've still got an hour and some change.......but it may as well be Forever. *gun to head*