So I got a call back to my old job last Thursday, on the provision that it may be necessary to be laid off thirty day later. Of course i said yes even if it is a thirty day stint. With plan C in my back pocket, I finally got accepted to CSU today but I can’t enroll in classes because someone has to change my status to student to trigger that this is major bull shit, but at least I have a plan C to fall on.
So over the weekend I started feeling a sense of normalcy and started to try to get life back in order getting my kids and myself ready for school. I actually went to my school building and visited and tried to haul some of my stuff over to the school. I’ve been getting mentally ready to be back to school back to teaching. Planning on what to teach for the two courses that I will be preparing for. Was hearing some chatter on Facebook about layoffs tried to keep it out of my mind today. But as the day went on I found out that the CMSD School Board was voting for over 300 teachers to lay off again this time including the recalled teachers and into teachers who have continuing contracts (tenure) back to starting hire dates of 2001. Quite literally any one who has joined the district anytime in the past 10 years are laid off. So I am on the layoff list again.
What a fucking head trip. How can any teacher be professional about their work when they were left hanging in the wind the who summer only to be called back next to the last week of school starting and then only to get laid off again in a weeks time the night before they were to show up to start preparing for their classes.
I’m starting to get tired of this. At least I can try to register for classes tomorrow.