Yesterday was supposed to be my last day of work until July 20 (when my new contract starts). As some of you know, this summer I am back at central office working for contract pay completing a few state requirements for the district. It was an hour or two before the end of the day yesterday and my boss asked if I would look into the application of a grant for tobacco in the state of Texas. (I wrote a grant application, 2 years ago, and received $40,000 from the state). So, figuring this would be my last project and thinking I could tie this up in a bow by 4pm I began the search. The official website had this horrible letter from the director stating that as of June 30, 2011 the state legislature had decided to not fun the tobacco grant. There will be no more money for next year and by the way, we are all looking for jobs.
So, I felt a little guilty making a phone call to the director asking if we could use the remaining money we had this year for staff payroll. We would like to bring a few off contract helping teachers into the office to plan how we can spend this money by the deadline. (I am also thinking I could be paid as well). So, here I am on the phone talking to a lady that tells me her job ends in a month but sure… Let me approve you spending funds on payroll. I almost asked her to drive down to Houston and work with us.
Long story short, I am working for the next couple weeks planning on how to prevent kids from using tobacco.
My boss is also trying to keep me full time forever and wanted me to write a job description dealing with safety and security so she can submit it for approval.
Has anyone ever written a job description for a job that they wanted?? Ironic.
My boss was going over what I had prepared and she starts to giggle. I ask her whats the deal… She says,
“wouldn’t it be funny if we get the position approved and they won’t let me hire you??”
“very f-in funny.” What else can I say???