Monday, November 15, 2010

okay, that's a start.

Well, at a little before 4:30 today, my co-worker, Marianne, had our boss on speakerphone and came right out and asked whether I would still have a job tomorrow.

"Oh yes! Please have her show up tomorrow! I've been meaning to let you know that I put in a request to extend her contract; I can't do much else because there is a new area manager and he'll have to make a call on permanent full time."

Okay then ... I'm just so happy to continue getting these paycheques. I got a pink slip in my water bill last week (that is our city's way of saying last chance before disconnection) and I was able to pay it today. Yay!

I wish I didn't have to work so many hours, but there isn't much I can do, for now. When I get the chance, I'd like to start looking into the competition. I heard from a respiratory therapist today who might be interested in hiring me to help him start a company from the ground up and that would be exciting! A therapist from my company passed on my phone number in case this company wasn't going to keep me on. The offer wouldn't be on the table until 2011, but the networking has started already and I'm a huge believer in networking.

Jamie's still doing great at her college classes but she's mad at me right now and I haven't spoken to her since Saturday night. To be honest, I know why she's mad but there are some things I can do and some things I can't do and I can't sweat the little things. In this case, she thinks we had a "fight" but we didn't - she hung up on me and I'm over it. Hopefully she calls me back tomorrow because today was payday and I usually get her coffee money, books or cash for some of her classes and this tantrum is putting the kibosh on that, lol.

Em's on restriction because she was less than forthcoming about the number of missing assignments she has to date (four as of parent-teacher interviews) and we also discovered that Em has been disrupting math & science classes by talking and has been moved a few times already. The next step is to move her to a table alone, we're hoping she'll be able to control herself and show more respect for her teacher and her classmates before that happens. Seems like she's already improving, thank goodness.

I'm off to clean off my desk before leaving the office for the day. Have a nice evening!


  1. We had the school problem with Zack, 11 missed homeworks in 5 weeks. He was grounded for 10 days and not allowed on anything with wheels for another 2 weeks.
    It worked, he hasnt missed one since.
    Good luck with the job.

  2. I know what those "pink slips" are. Ours are red. You cannot miss them. Ten days and they cut you off! So happy for you that you continue to work and have these opportunities.

  3. Oh boy. They extended your job which is a positive sign. Push them a little for a permanent position if you can do it gently.

    These squabbles will come and go. I just hope you can keep your sanity when they come...


  4. I think it's so powerful (the way you stress to your children their need to respect the classroom and teacher) how you teach social responsibility. I hope you get a more permanent arrangement at work. I've worked MANY contract jobs over the years and knowing when and if you're next paycheck is coming is just more than a bit stressful.

  5. I'm so glad you got at least temporary good news on your job. Hopefully soon you will have permenant good news. *hugs*