#SundayPost: COVID-19

Posted March 15, 2020 in Roundup Tags:

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  •   Reborn Yesterday by Tessa Bailey
  •   Hers to Tame by Rhenna Morgan

I have been singing that song ALL WEEK!!!

ARCs thanks to the authors and publishers:

Freebies I snagged:

Audio ARC thanks to Tantor Audio:

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!

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12 responses to “#SundayPost: COVID-19

  1. Damn Samantha!!! Shitty week indeed! I hope the news will soon be great for you! And most of my friends are outside work even if my coworkers are bordering on being friends. Mine come from the fitness club I go to for more than 18 years now!

  2. ((HIGS)) Sorry about not getting the job AND all the work drama. It’s tough, that you have to give your notice and then still be there for months after that. I think it’s odd they brought your replacement in while you were still there. I guess they have money to burn. I am thinking about you and sending good vibes.
    I saw GenX trending. I am part of the calm generation, apparently. Fun fact: Dexy’s Midnight Runners opened for Tears for Fears in 1986, and I saw them perform that song live.

  3. Thoughts of Dog cracked me up! 🙂

    I’m sorry to hear that happened though at work, that is shitty. I think we do sometimes mistake co- workers for friends lol. I’ve learned that lesson a few times I think. Anyway I don’t blame you for being pissed and / or frustrated. And frankly with social distancing being so important, cramming everyone onto the lounge to work? SMH.

    Anyway good luck this week and stay well!

    • I know my dogs will be thrilled to have me home so much. I already told my students my dogs would make lots of cameos in the videos I make for instruction.

  4. I am so sorry that this already stressful week was made so much worse… What a horrible place to work. I hope the coming week is a LOT better, Samantha!

  5. I’m so sorry to hear you’ve had a difficult week. It doesn’t seem to make any sense that your replacement doesn’t do anything. Is this your employer’s way of punishing you for leaving? Well if I know anything in life i’ts “what goes around comes around”. I don’t feel isolated as an adult. I’m lucky to have my daughter and my sister as close friends. Also, I’m happy to have alone time after work since I’m around patients all day. I’m fine with it just being me and my husband. Hope you have a better week, Sam!

  6. I am so sorry about your week but I think I have felt much the same. I was the boss so nobody was my friend. I am glad you don’t have to go in after Monday. It’s crazy they wanted you to all work in one small room before, that was a recipe for disaster. Working from home should allow you some time to do things without distraction. I’m looking forward to that. Most of my friends are online or Harley riders. I am getting to know some of my new neighbors and they are nice.

    I hope this week is healthy and safe and you have some time to relax and read.

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  7. Ashley Montgomery

    So sorry to hear you’ve had such a shitty week. I’ve definitely learned that I have no true friends. I’m just blessed that I have an amazing boyfriend who lets me vent to him. I’ve learned it’s best to keep coworkers as just that and keep it moving.

  8. I’m so sorry, your work situation sounds awful! After reading your WFH update, I hope that means that things will be better for you in the coming weeks.
    It was announced on Wednesday that the UK schools will be closing this Friday but they’ve given no indication of when they’ll be reopening so… This is going to be fun. ::|
    The situation around the world is unlike anything we’ve ever seen… I have no idea what’ll happen next!
    Good luck with the continued job hunt. (I’m sorry you didn’t get the one you interviewed for.)

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