Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday, Throwing...

I'll tell you what I'm about to be throwing....a fit!!! The Big Cheese sent us a memo yesterday, via CPS email, to let us know we'd be having a "walk-through" today (when a bunch of people who pretend to know what the hell they're talking about walk around the school, look in our rooms, and then tell us everything we're doing wrong!), that the board granted us one new position (after doing an audit on Tuesday) to help with the overcrowding (although we really need at least two), and then he had the unmitigated audacity to sign off with, "As you probably have noticed, I am absent today. I am completely stressed out." IS HE FREAKIN' KIDDING!?!?!? He doesn't even know what stress is!!! He has his "administrative team" doing ALL his work! He hasn't been in a classroom with children in at least 15 years! What the hell does he know about stress?! Oooo, he's so aggravating! I immediately replied to his email with, "When do the rest of us get to take our "stress day off?" To which he replied, "When you work as hard as I do!!!" HA! He can't be serious!! Why the hell does he think he's making 6 figures? The stress comes with the job. That's the reason I will probably never pursue an administrative position. When done correctly, yes, it's a very stressful job. When you pawn off all your responsibility on the want-to-be administrators at your school, what stress do you have? Maybe you can sense how much he irked me with his insensitivity to our stress level. Hold on, I need some chocolate now!!

OK, my mouth is happy, and the chocolate is kicking in. Ah, food of the gods! My darling partner, Dori, has taken the initiative to handle working out a bathroom schedule for us after the debacle yesterday that made us so behind on our schedule. I think she just about has all the kinks worked out. Thank you, Dori!!

I had to rush home today because my darling dog, Buster, had an appointment with the vet. We have a standing appointment every other Thursday, because he has chronic infections in both ears. You may recall, from an earlier post, a story of how he redecorated my kitchen for me one afternoon. That's been his new trick lately, and quite frankly, it's getting old! He may be a HUGE pain in the butt, but he's awfully cute...

Today's quote has more to do with the Big Cheese than school:

Skill to do comes of doing. ---Ralph Waldo Emerson

Maybe if he actually would DO some of his administrative duties, he would have reason to be stressed out. If he knew what we did, day in and day out, he would understand our stress. I think it's just been so long since he was in our shoes, that he just doesn't remember. I'm going to try to believe that, and give him the benefit of the doubt, since it's hard to believe anyone can truly be that pompous and arrogant!

7 comments:

Jen said...

Let me tell you how glad I am NOT to be dealing with him anymore.

Christina Shaver said...

I couldn't even imagine taking a day OFF of work because of stress?! What if he were a teacher? If you're a parent can you just say, I'm too stressed to punch in today? I think NOT.

Anonymous said...

amazing. I am so glad you are doing this.
also so glad you made me check my email to read that ridiculous statement.
I am bookmarking this blog immediately.

-- to preserve anonymity for both of us, I won't say my name either.. but my hint is work directly above you. :)

Anonymous said...

I am so happy I am not there, what a cheese he is! Remember that you are there for the babies, and he is NOT. I will pray for you because only God can give you the strength to deal with that man! I love you and I miss you.

Jen Francis!

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN said...

I love Buster! More fur baby pics please! :-)

ChiTown Girl said...

kbl, that picture was specifically for you!! Glad you enjoyed it!

JEN-well I know it isn't Francis, cuz she left her own comment. Cardwell or Roberts? I'm guessig Cardwell(?) Whichever, I miss you BOTH like crazy!! I miss all THREE of my Jens, actually! Be sure to keep up with all the CPS fun by checking the blog frequently :)

Dori said...

I have blogged again... just for you. :) Have a blessed weekend!! Remember, we adopted Mrs. M's middle name this year, "de-stress."