Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Early Day


Spring break starts early at the continuation high school. So, they have an extra week for "intersession". Basically, it's like summer school, but for a week. They can earn extra credits while the school is technically on vacation.

Because of this, it's rare to get called in to sub on these days.

But, Mr. A had a meeting and was only going to be gone part of the day.

The first group finished. We had a break. And the second group came in. (There were only two "periods" for the day--each 3 hours long.)

The second "group" consisted of two students.

I got them started. Shortly thereafter, the counselor came in to register the students for class. When she saw there were only two, she decided to cancel the class. (There needs to be a certain number, or else it isn't worth it to run the class for the week.)

No students, no need for a sub. Which meant I was done for the day. Before noon.

Yup, that was a short day.

Have you ever gotten a surprise early dismissal? What did you do with the rest of your unexpected day?

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42 comments:

  1. Lately at work we've been having low volumes so sometimes I've finished up earlier than expected. Don't like it to happen too much because then I either have to use PTO or try to make up the hours another day. Usually when having an unexpected time off I find myself on the computer more :)

    betty

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    1. Yeah, me too. Especially during April...

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  2. Lucky you! Although two students would've been easy to handle.

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  3. Yikes! Yeah, I have so many things I'd want to do, I'd probably waste a good hour just deciding. =)

    Crystal Collier

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  4. Oh - what I wouldn't give for an early day. As I'm my own boss you'd think I'd take it easy on myself. But, no. I'm sure I've earned an early day, mind you.
    Rosa
    @RosaT_Author
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  5. It's none of my business, but did you get paid for the entire day anyway?

    I'm actually surprised any kids were willing to give up their spring break.

    Yay for half days! I hope you were able to get a lot done and find time for enjoyment too! :)

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    1. Only the kids who really want to graduate do it. And many start but don't finish.

      And yes, I got paid for the full day.

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  6. When I worked at the hospital we used to have what they called 'low census' days. If there weren't enough patients in the hospital they would start calling people off. Some of us liked it and others did not. I would just use a vacation day when they called me. But it was unpaid otherwise!

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    1. Yeah, losing a day and the pay isn't good...

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  7. While in school, I do remember being sent home unexpectedly early because of surprise snow storms, and once because of a bomb threat called into the school.

    At my day job, I was occasionally sent home early not because of my terrible attitude, but because there wasn't enough work, or enough customers to justify me being there. It was always unpaid, but I was always glad to have the extra time to write or play with my dogs or whatever.

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  8. Liz, no early dismissals here, but it seems like many years ago when I was working I got one and I can't for the life of me remember what the reason was for getting off early now. So y'all are having spring break this week? Our neck of the woods had it the week leading up to Easter, I believe. Thanks for popping in for a visit!
    ~Curious as a Cathy
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  9. your classes last for three hours???
    Our classes here are always 45 minutes, and kids usually have five or six of them a day, some subjects can have two connected classes with a break in between.

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  10. Nice to get a break from time to time. If I ever leave work early and unexpectedly, I find myself trying to catch up on things at home. Or go for a long walk. But that doesn't happen as often as it should. Early days, unexpected free time. Oh, the joy.

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    1. That's usually what happens with me, too.

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  11. I'd be breathing, in and out. Sitting in the sunshine. Playing with the dog. having another cup of coffee and knowing I don't need to worry about bathroom breaks! LOL

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  12. I've only gotten an early day a couple of times. And it's always been because of snow! I'd rather have to work the full day.

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  13. I believe the school kids are on spring break.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Really? Isn't that kind of late? Ours was last week, and today's post took place two weeks ago.

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  14. Lovely little bonus, nothing beats the unexpected flyer!
    Debbie

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  15. Unfortunately they don't really exist when you run your own business.

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    1. Yup, they wouldn't. Unless you decided to play hookey.

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  16. I love "free" days...well once I get past the no work, no pay notion!

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  17. I have been dismissed from a temp job because I didn't understand that I should have taken my time with the work instead of being efficient.
    I was pretty upset when the boss called me in and told me there wasn't enough work for me to do. I probably went home and stewed about it.

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  18. I wish I had a surprise dismissal now and then!!

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  19. I love when meetings get canceled unexpectedly -- it's like found time.

    Yvonne V

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  20. Well on my new food demo job a few months ago, I sold the store out of cheese so I was dismissed as they didn't have another demo to put me on. They told me to go home, which would have been good except I carpooled that day so had to hang out until the other gal got off work.

    I had wished I brought a book with me, which I didn't, so
    I went to the book dept and borrowed one to read for two hours. That made the time go by faster.

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    1. Being stuck is the one downside. Glad you found a good book to read.

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  21. I hope they still paid you for showing up!

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    1. Oh yeah. I did actually work for an hour or so before I got sent home, so they owed me for that, anyway.

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  22. Well what a pisser...you got up and dressed and drove and then got sent home and I expect didn't get paid.. that's a bloody nuisance...I'd rather not have gone in at all. Hope you did something extra lovely in the afternoon. Am loving your knitted letters.

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  23. Yes. What Sue said. I hope they still paid you.

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    1. I did. Occasionally I get early days. Makes up for the crazy days.

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  25. I'm pretty sure that my husband has never, ever had a surprise early day. :)

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  26. Only 2 students! Whew. A little extra free time is always a good thing for me even when unexpected :D Yay for more reading time!

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  27. I'm trying to catch up...unexpected visits, my mom etc... So now I'm back and hope to catch up. I remember when I could leave early and loved it! I would just find a book and read

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