I'm mad.

(and yes, I realize it's a "First World Problem")

I work for a school district and next week I'll be done for the summer. Usually this is about 4 weeks off, sometimes a bit more. The new duty schedules came out today and it's only 3 weeks. I'm really mad.

That last week I'm off I'll be in court (a family member was murdered last year and the trial begins the first week of August) - I was really hoping I'd have some decompression time after the trial before I have to show up back at work (I think it'll be a relatively short trial, not that I know much about such things, but there is only one possible suspect and all evidence supports that).

I was really looking forward to my time off and now I'm just pissed.
And, yes, I realize that I'm lucky to get the time off that I do get, but also I don't get "vacation days" so all of my off time is on the calendar provided for me, and now I'm shorted a week. GRRRRRR

and in a few hours, I'll be excited that I will be off for the time I get, but right now GGRRRRRR
Originally Posted by PerriP
Oh, bleep "First World Problems". You're allowed to be upset when shorted a week at work. I am sure you were counting on that time to decompress.

I am sorry about your family member, Perri.


Good article.


Not that many of us can help what is going on. Many didn't vote for these people, and we had no control over secret sessions and bills being snuck through. As I read over everything I only saw one item on the list that didn't piss me off. I've had to show ID to get another ID, a diploma, checks cashed, beer, an account at a video store, etc. It won't kill me to show it when I vote. Other than that, get out of my face. My friends who teach have been so upset.

**And this is again where I say... If you cut something, cut free cell phones rather than funding for disabled children, or unemployment. Free basic land line services were already provided for years. People get laid off or fired from factories here, every other day, since the 80's.

They are also messing with food programs. Some places that provide at least 1 or 2 meals for the elderly every week are facing closure.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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