Friday, August 13, 2010

I'm glad I'm not the only one...

...who can't believe the conditions we've been asked to work under. Granted, I got two days away from the Hell-Hole this week, but the other three days - holy shitoly!! I seriously thought I was going to pass out today, not to mention the fact that I felt nauseous the entire day. (Although, not ALL the nausea was due to the weather....)

This was in today's Chicago Sun Times. You bet your sweet ass that our illustrious leader, Ron Huberman, was sitting in his air-conditioned office all day today, while some of our classrooms registered 110 on our thermometers. It's cruel and unusual punishment, if you ask me. At least if the kids were at home, even if they don't have air-conditioners at home, they could have stripped down to cooler clothing, versus their restrictive uniforms. Or, they could have run around in the sprinkler or even thrown cups of water at each other, for Pete's sake! Most of Chicago's neighborhood parks have sprinklers that the kids could have been playing in, they could have gone to the library with their parents to cool off, or the mall, or any number of public places that have air-conditioning. Ugh!

OK, enough, it's over. I just hope next week is a little cooler. I've been sitting here watching the most awesome light show I've ever seen, as there is a huge storm rolling in right now. For the first 15 minutes, I didn't know what the hell the flashes were. I actually thought that someone had a fire burning, either next door or across the street. But, then I went outside to investigate, and saw the coolest lightning flashing in the distance. In the past few minutes, the thunder has started, and I'm seriously looking forward to this storm.

5 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh! That sounds so terrible. ICK! : ) I hope the kids were home swimming! Does your city have free pools? Philly does and I am so thankful the kids I work with can go there and cool off!

C said...

first of all it fucking blows me away that there are still schools without A/C. thats incredulous and inhumane. these are small children. if i was there i would keep my kids home as many days as i had to. chicago only seems to care about the elite whilst their homies suffer with things like hot schools. and the poor teachers... i dont know how you do it, cheech... i'd have to call in. maybe if you all called in on the hot days, they would get the school some air. so the snow days will be used up and this winter when its dangerous to go out, they'll have school... it doesnt EVEN MAKE SENSE TO ME.

jwg said...

Has anyone filed a complaint with OSHA? If many of you did it it might lead to some action and , if nothing else, they'd have to deal with all the paperwork.

Change for Good said...

I completely agree with you on it is inhumane to have kids (OR ADULTS) at school with temperatures like that. At my old school many of the rooms didn't even have a window.

Family Drama....this came out in the paper (my sister's husband)
http://www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2.cgi?091+article+News+2010081216057091091007

Jason, as himself said...

110? Is that literally 110?