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?

15 comments:

  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. :)

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  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

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

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  4. I envision lots of knitting in your future.

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

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  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.

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

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  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?

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

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

    Betty

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  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!

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  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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