Sunday, November 1, 2009

I Love and Hate a Day Off in the Middle of the Week.....

This week we have the first of three (so far) furlough days for teachers in our state. Tuesday was originally scheduled as a teacher workday (holiday for students) because it's Election Day. We can't have school on election days because so many schools are polling places, and we can't have law-abiding, voting citizens in the building while school is in session. Oh hush up, I realize all the security reasons, blah, blah, blah. It just seems a little extreme, since we have zero..... let me count again..... no, it's zero..... actual things to vote on in our county this year.

Since the governor decided we had to be furloughed for three days before the end of the calendar year, however, it is now a holiday for teachers also. An unpaid day off. We've heard they are going to furlough us an additional three days next semester. I'm so happy to do my part to balance the state's budget. Not.

However, Monday isn't eliciting the usual sense of dread this week. Because it's also Friday. Work one day, then get a day off.

Maybe we could figure out a way to schedule one of these EVERY week. Only WITH pay. A girl can dream, can't she?


Maggie said...

If they're going to give you an unpaid day off the least they could do is make it a Friday or a Monday, those bastards.

Julie said...

I feel your pain. I just finished reading the policy for H1N1 pandemic, (policy for closing, we'd be paid!) Now I have to feel guilty for wishing everyone would get a mild case and shut the whole town down for a few days paid vacation.