Onwards and Sideways

susan boyle

Hola. Hope you are well.

I am writing this blog at this time on a Monday because I am not in work today, this reason being I was laid off. Apparently it was due to financial reasons, maybe I shouldn’t have demanded £100 000 a-week. In all seriousness it did come as a shock. The first incline I got that something was up was at the end of  school on Wednesday when the teacher told me that the school had hired a woman on a permanent basis who was replacing me in her class. My teacher wasn’t happy as it meant the class would now have 3 women leading it and she wanted a man in it, someone with authority. I did at this point have to clarify she was talking about me. She said she would have a word with the powers that be and see if they would consider keeping me in the class. When I came in the next day (Thurs) the teacher confirmed that I would not be continuing in the class. I did at this point wonder what that would mean for me, knowing I was there til the end of the Summer term I naively thought they might put me in a different class. It didn’t take me long to find out this wasn’t true because when I turned on my phone during my morning break there was a txt waiting for me from my agency saying as of Monday my services were no longer required. As I famously didn’t do Fridays at this school, it meant that this would be my last day there.

It’s a bit a bummer because I was pretty settled in that job, I knew what I was doing there, I knew how the class worked, what the children were like, how to get there and what was expected of me. And now I’m back to working day-to-day, where I wake up in the morning not sure if I will get a call off the agency, not knowing where I will be  sent or what the children will be like. In many ways it’s like going from being in a relationship and then suddenly being back single and having to go on dates with randoms and having to be nice and pay compliments. The only positive I can see from this situation is that I won’t have to go swimming any more. So it’s onwards and upwards for me, or more likely onwards and sideways.

In other news, ‘Her With One Permanent Job’s family was down this weekend, which was good as we got two meals paid for us (and of course it was nice to see them). We also all went to see Les Miserables. I have to admit I didn’t always follow what was going on but it was enjoyable. More importantly I managed to stay awake during the show, there were times that I thought I was about to drop off  but at the price of the tickets I was determined to stay awake. One thing I did notice is that the show properly rips off Susan Boyle’s song, ‘I Dreamed A Dream’.

This week I also got a blog comment on my football blog (A View from the Trevor) from a certain Alex Ferguson, see here, of course I have no reason to think it’s not the Man Utd manager but I have some suspicions it might be a friend posing as him. I don’t know if it’s just the people I’m friends with but I’ve narrowed it a down to a possible of about 4 people.

And Finally… It was the ‘big’ AV vote on Thurs and not content with being a couple who jog together we also vote together. We did work out whilst walking to the polling station that if one of us voted Yes and the other voted No, it would be the most pointless walk of our life. My favourite story from the elections came from Bury, where the council was decided by picking straws, see here. It wasn’t because people in Bury haven’t got the capability to count up the votes, it was because it was a dead heat. It does seem a rather unsatisfactory way of resolving something as important as this. What next, deciding who wins the General Election by using Rock, Paper, Scissors? Now that would be an alternative voting system. 

Til next week, stay safe!