Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Payday

Finally--the first payday of the new school year and my new job. I'd estimated that the increase would be about $200 before taxes, but it turns out to be that much almost exactly! Woohoo! Maybe we can pay off a credit card faster. Or I can buy more yarn.

I vote for a laptop. I miss mine soooo much.

The bad copier is still broken. It's been over two weeks now. The other one is being overused and is acting up. Twice now it's had a miscommunication with itself and has reset, which means it reboots. I lose all jobs I've programmed when it does that. So then I take a time out so I don't kick the stupid thing.

Most of the teachers here are on the ball and leave things to be copied a day to a week before they're needed, but there are just a few who, almost every day, send a kid in with a packet of papers half an inch thick and want 50 copies, front/back, stapled and hole-punched. The copier does all that work, but these people have to know before that class started that they were going to need those papers. They're supposed to have lesson plans and be prepared for unexpected absences. But they're not, and every stinking day, sometimes more than once a day, they send in students to get those copies. Now. (Annnnddddd I just made copies for another one.)

This poor copier is overworked and overheated and I'm afraid it's not going to make it. Because I'm going to kick it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Betty said....

Yay for payday...I could really use one of those. And congrats on the pay raise!

rita said...

Thanks! Too bad we can't just take off and head far south for oh, a few months!

Courtney said...

Congrats on the raise....sucks about the printer :-(

Knitting Nurd said...

Wish I were there..those machines were how I collected my paychecks! Can they not get a tech out to you?

Eclectic_VT said...

Oh lordy...they must be running on the same concept as most managers I know...save everything for the LAST minute!!! Congrats on the pay increase, every penny helps these days...I got a promotion myself, and I'm hoping that when the review of that new position happens on 11/4, it'll have a nice fat raise to go with it...(there will be a raise, just unsure of what it'll be)Marie