Thursday, August 09, 2007

This Ain't Your Same Ole Mayberry


So we got a new head honcho in sweet lil Mayberry. I think I'm gonna like him, even if he doesn't give me a raise this year. I've been my first week back at work with a lot of anxiety. We had a large layoff, were told we are in financial crisis, and from the sound of things, they are starting (or already have) a shit list down in central office. So, I've been rather quiet in meetings, at our retreat, and in general not my usual self. Now don't get me wrong, I'm generally secure in my job. I am good at what I do, and I can navigate the highly political nature of education like a pro. But today my boss intimated that he might be a bit insecure...which in turn gave me a little case of the shakes. Then I start to question myself: "Self, are you SURE you aren't on the list? I mean, you just never know. The new Supe did mention at the retreat that he had heard you were looking elsewhere. WTF?" Luckily, I recover quickly, and so I'm very optimistic regarding the coming year. I just hope morale holds and people get over the shock and awe of the downsizing quickly. I can't say much more, but the title is quite an understatement. Here's hoping I can last the year by keeping my mouth shut. That is the monumental task at hand. I do keep having a recurring dream of being fired by Donald Trump though. Any thoughts on this, folks?


Anyway, blogging will still be hit and miss until my laptop gets fixed. Or at least until I feel like sitting for any extended time at my desktop here. I'm on the mend, however.

16 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about the downsizing. If it will make you feel any better, I have some upsizing going on...IN MY PANTS!!!

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  2. So, what is it that you do again? In English, please.

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  3. It's been a while since I had a psychology class, but I am pretty sure your Donald Trump dream means someone close to you is going to be the victim of a baboon attack.

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  4. You don't have to be quiet the whole year silly. Just wait till the school year is in full swing and they are too busy to start firing and hireing.

    I do hope you find a better place, it's not cool that you can't speak out.

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  5. Be like me. Pugs are almost impossible to downsize.

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  6. Maybe the dream is foretelling your future.

    A rich and powerful man is going to tell you that your hot.

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  7. I hate having ot keep my mouth shut! Tres hard! Sorry that work is stressful, and if D. Trump fired me...I would cry...although I would probably cry if anyone fired me!

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  8. Dyck-Thanks for that lil tidbit. lol

    ATG-I'm a Vice Principal at a school. Get with the program already! ;o)

    Ryan-Hmm...thanks for that. I'll make sure to warn all my friends and family.

    Lindygirl-It's a given that there's no way I can keep my mouth shut. However, I'm lucky to have the gift of gab, and so I don't often offend others. Not sure yet if we can or cannot speak out though...I'm surveying the lay of the land right now.

    Pug-Yes, I have a pug. She's quite "fluffy"...

    Redline-From your lips to God's ears, my friend!

    Jenny-Yes, it does. And if I were ever fired, I'd cry too. Just not in front of anyone! lol

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  9. So, what exactly do you think would happen if one of the students found this? Or, even better, your comment on Lindystar's recent post involving wax?

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  10. ATG-I'm not worried. You can't trace this blog back to me too easily, and names and such have been changed to ensure it could be anyone from anywhere. Besides, no one cares enough to look me up. And waxing is not anything to be ashamed of, is it? LOL

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  11. No, but it would be a source of hilarity for years to come.

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  12. Donald Trump is so 1998.

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  13. ATG-Whatever.

    Thomas-Your point being?

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  14. Oh man, you're still on the mend? I hope you don't have to be on your feet all day, every day. Sounds painful.

    Good luck with the new sheriff.

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  15. Cruiser-Thanks! I'll schmooze him a little here and there...

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  16. Anyway, blogging will still be hit and miss until my laptop gets fixed.

    I demand satisfaction!

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Ramble on a bit. You know you want to.