Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Neighborly Chatter

My awesome neighbor and I were talking about the county's decision to create more furlough time in the upcoming year to make the budget work. He put it best when he said, "I tried to mail my furlough time to Duke Energy, but for some reason they didn't want it." He said it so matter-of-fact that I busted out laughing. I then added it that at least he got to use his time even if he didn't want it. Last year they had a lot of restrictions for teachers when we were "exchanged" 10 hours of time...we could only use on non-student days, between a four month time span, etc. Here's the sneaky part-there was only ONE work day that fit all the requirements and it was the only day before report cards. AND even if you used your time you could only use six hours. Not cool rule makers, not cool. However cool/fun neighbors are where it's at.

6 comments:

Taylor said...

Ew.. That's a stinker. It sucks being a grownup..

Carolyn said...

Rar. School furlough days make me angry. They pretty much expect you to teach the same amount of material in less time. I bet if some of the district people took a tiny pay cut you could make it up the budget right there!

Hooray... further limiting the education for the kids of our future that will be making huge decisions when we are old a decrepit.

Vikki said...

I work for the county and they are asking every employee to take at least 20 hours without pay this year. It's a real hardship for some people. As for me? I'll take as many as they'll let me. Of course, that's because I'm burned out.

The Surprise Dyke said...

Taylor-True, but there are benefits!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Carolyn-That's the truth! We teachers had to work Memorial Day but central office was closed...we found out and the sh*t hit the fan!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Vikki-I say take a note from my neighbor and offer up furlough time to bill companies :-)