Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The daftness never ends

Smileroid figured he’d do a bit of freelance work and contacted a school across town to see if they had anything coming up. He was in luck – they did. The only problem was that it was on Monday evenings at the same times as his evening classes at our school.

Logic would say that he would have told the other school that he couldn’t do it, but instead he took matters into his own hands. He lied to our office and told them that he would be talking a type of language course that our school doesn’t offer and needed to move his classes. After being interrogated (which involved more lying on his part), it was grudgingly agreed to IF the students had no problem with moving to a different day of the week. He got one class moved, but the second one wouldn’t budge. He was then told that he would have no choice but to teach it.

SR and I are mates, so he confided this in me and I told him that lying about it was a completely daft idea and that he was playing with fire (and also that I would keep it only between us). He ignored my warnings and stuck to his story.

In the meantime, Bossman went to work. He was surprised that our town would have the type of language course that SR had said he’d be taking, and called over and talked to the director of the school. Unbeknownst to SR, BM and Director of School knew each other and had worked on a few projects together in the past. DoS informed BM that they didn’t offer that type of class and SR was going to be a teacher there.

Of course, BM wasn’t happy. Why should a teacher that he had brought to the-country-that-won’t-be-named work for another school when there was work for him at ours? However, his demeanor doesn’t let him confront people and express things like that, so he kept it to himself. Bosswoman, on the other hand, went ballistic and a written warning was soon produced.

SR + Written warning = even more whinging and an incredibly pissed of SR (at everything and everyone) who doesn’t see how what he did was wrong.

How much longer to holiday?