Thursday, August 6, 2020

Taken Care Of

School support staff are amazing. They keep things running, even in these times. 

So, normally, when I sub, I get a time sheet. Most districts in the area have computerized the system, but not my district. When I arrive for the day, I give the site secretary my time sheet. She fills it out, has the principal sign it, and returns it to me. At the end of the month, I sign it and turn it into the district office. I've been doing this for years. 

But what do I do when I'm not going to campus daily? 

I figured this would be an issue, so I discussed it with the sub caller. I imagined having to go down to the school and get someone to fill out a sheet. It was doable, but it would take some coordinating. After discussing it with her people, the sub caller said that I wasn't going to need to worry about that. (And I got that in email form, so there's a paper trail.) 

I thought no more about it. 

But the last day of summer session, I got an email from the site secretary. She had actually written out a time sheet for me, and she'd submitted it to the district (probably via email as well). 

I really should have realized that she'd be on top of that. 

So, now I've got a couple weeks off before the official start of the school year. Whatever will I do with my time?


  1. I hope you get to work on some projects and find your time off rewarding. And how nice to work with efficient, caring people. :)

  2. Glad it was all taken care of efficiently. I was school support staff for over 20 years and I can tell you we were the ones who actually ran the schools lol. I think you should use lots of that extra time on your hands for blogging :D

  3. Do something fun! Read a book! Finish watching Travelers ;)

  4. I envision lots of knitting in your future.

  5. A lot of fun, even in these times, I hope, Liz. Cheers!

  6. That's awesome when people are so good at their jobs and top of things like that. I'm guessing we're going to see a lot more knitting projects from you. I'm looking forward to that.

    1. Well, if niece would send me her measurements, I could start on that top she requested.

  7. Ah, support staff. They run the world, although the people who they work for never quite realize that. What to do? Knit? Crochet? Blog?

  8. Maybe your niece will finally give you the measurements you need!

  9. Glad it worked out well. Seems like she was sharp to be on top of it. A definite asset for the school!


  10. Glad to see that those stuff were taken care of quite efficiently.

    When I have lot of time on my hands, and I wonder what to do, I think of everything I normally don't have time for. And then I know what I should do!

  11. Nice to hear that they are quite sufficient. Enjoy your 2 weeks off-knit, walk, watch tv, movies...just enjoy


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