Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Update on the photocopier
The man came back today and said that it'd have to be taken to a shop and repaired.

Someone needs glasses
When a student joins a course, they buy a book from the office, as we normally have in stock (if we don't, we order it and usually have it the next week). A new student came into my class this evening and didn't have one. She then asked for the ISBN number so she could buy one, so I told her that she could buy it in the office. She said that Incompetent Secretary had told her that we were out of them. However, I had seen a few in the office earlier today, so I went to the office, showed IC where it was (it was in plain sight), sent the student back and she bought it.

Monday, February 23, 2004

A break from stupidity

We have a five day weekend. There'll probably be more idiocy tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Hooray, kind of

The hooray part is because the toner arrived today! Great news. Usually it takes them a week or so to mail it to us.

More good news, the technician came this afternoon and worked on the copier for two hours. He said it was fixed, pushed the copy button to make a test copy and the entire thing died. No lights, nothing. He left and he said he'd be back.

On Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Not only do we not have any toner, but now the entire photocopier has broken down. All the red lights were flashing and the message on the display said to call for service. Young Secretary did, and the hotline said they'd send someone out to fix it.


Monday, February 16, 2004


As I was walking down the stairs from my classroom to the teachers' room, I saw a notice on a bulletin board (from Bossman) that said our teachers' meeting has been changed from Tuesday to Wednesday. My first thought was, 'What teachers' meeting?' Having thought I might have missed a memo, I went to the office and asked Young Secretary about it, since she handles the scheduling of meetings. The conversation went like this:

Me: I just saw a note on the board that the teachers' meeting has been changed from Tuesday to Wednesday.
YS: What teachers' meeting?
Me: That's what I came in here to ask you about. Have I missed a memo?
YS. No, this is news to me also.

So, I took her to the notice had her read it. She said that she knew nothing about it and I'd have to ask Bossman tomorrow. As of now, all I know is that I may or may not have a meeting this week, and it may or may not be on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Who needs a photocopier?
The photocopier is unusable again. No, it's not broken, we're out of toner. Again. This happens all the time.

Bossman told me that it's the teachers' responsibility to tell him when we use the last toner cartridge, but he's the one who puts them in so he should know. We have no idea where he keeps them or how many are in stock. He handles all that. I offered to run to the shop and buy one, but Bosswoman told me that they aren't sold in shops, the can only be mail ordered, which I highly doubt. According to Young Secretary, we'll have a new cartridge tomorrow. Of course, she didn't tell me which tomorrow. My guess is it'll be at least two tomorrow from today.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

A two rant day...

Who cancelled? When?
After teaching at a business this afternoon, I returned to the school as I had an evening class to teach. When I got there, I asked Young Secretary to call a student of mine who's taking a single class lesson and ask her if she'd like to come earlier tomorrow. YS told me that the student had sent a fax, which IC had received, cancelling all future lessons due to lack of time. She asked me if IC had told me (IC was there for about 15 minutes after I got back), and I told her that she hadn't. Idiot.

Where it is?
I had to go to a business to teach today. It was a business I had taught at before, but they had to stop their lessons for a while, and just resumed today. I go there and their offices weren't on the ground floor anymore. Idiotic secretary failed to tell me that the student had told her that they moved to the second floor. I spent about 10 minutes looking for them.