Monday, December 22, 2008
For all of you non-teachers out there you must think that teachers have it pretty good. Yes, we get part of June and all of July and August off. Yes we get time off for all of the major holidays, and week long vacations in February and April. And I'm sure the part that you are the most envious about is the fact that when the weather is too bad we just don't have to go to work. Well, yea, you're right, it isn't too bad of a gig (there is a lot more to it than just a schedule, but I still love it!)
I would like to know, in what other occupation are you supposed to call up your colleagues before 5:00 a.m. and let them know that you don't have to go to work? Yes folks, the phone call for no school came in at 4:11 a.m. That was the hour that I was woken up today, spoke to a colleague, and the if I were not the last person on the list I would call someone else. Usually when you call someone at 4:11 a.m. it is not good news, but not for us teachers. When we hear the phone ring at that hour we know that it is good news.