Welcome to this week’s Sunday Post. This feature is brought to you by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so swing by after you are done here and get the full list of participants!
- [8 Mar] #SundayPost: In Like a Lion?
- [9 Mar] Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams ★★★★
- [10 Mar] Maybe Swearing Will Help by Lani Lynn Vale ★★★★½
- [10 Mar] Wish by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff ★★★★
- [11 Mar] Last, Current, Next: March 11th
- [12 Mar] Keep it Classy by Lani Lynn Vale ★★★★
- [13 Mar] #FreebieFriday: March 13th
- [14 Mar] Covid-19 Quarantine Freebies!
- Reborn Yesterday by Tessa Bailey
- Hers to Tame by Rhenna Morgan
I have been singing that song ALL WEEK!!!
Well, here in Ohio all schools have been closed for 3 weeks. That does not mean I get 3 weeks off. Nope, we still have to report to school, and deliver lessons digitally. Lucky me. Oh, and we aren’t allowed in our classrooms so all of us have to work in the faculty lounge. The message from the government was keep 6 feet of space between people; the message from my school? You get 6 inches of personal space when we cram you all in the faculty lounge. I’m really feeling the love from my employer right now.
UPDATE: We got an email this morning stating that our principal had an “uncomfortable feeling” after our staff meeting on Friday and after getting advice from the Archdiocese, it has been decided that we will all report on Monday, then everything will be done from home until the state permits school to resume.
Perhaps I am extra salty because I found out on Monday I didn’t get the job I was hoping for. That was a crushing blow for sure. Then, my replacement and I had a blow out this week. I was not nice. I just don’t understand why my boss would hire someone for 4 months to literally do nothing. When I asked for clarification, I was told that yes, in fact, she is to do nothing except watch for 4 months. Are you kidding me? I’m killing myself with an overblown caseload, my duties as department chair, and she is literally not to help out at all. She doesn’t even have to interact with the kids if she doesn’t want to. So, yeah, I’m pissed and I spoke up. Now she and my other teammates (who I thought were friends but I was quickly shown they are coworkers, not friends) and my principal are not happy with me because I wanted her to do something and its “not fair to her to have to jump in to a situation like this”. I took a sick day on Wednesday because I couldn’t talk to anyone without crying. This was just NOT my week. I was hoping I would get 3 weeks away from my coworkers why teaching online, but no, now we are forced into an even smaller space. Also, my replacement? She doesn’t have to come in.
Yeah, so that was my super shitty week. It made me realize that I really don’t have any friends to confide in. As an adult, I still talk to a few people from college or whatever, but my main interactions are with people from work. They have shown that I need to remember they are coworkers and not friends I can confide in. Does anyone else feel isolated now as an adult?
Wow, that was a whole lot of crappy news from me. Hopefully next week I will have something more positive to share!
So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!