Friday, October 27, 2006

Not quite sure what's happening

The bosses told Talkie not to come to work today and that her classes would be covered. However, it appears that she was expected in for one of her morning classes and didn't turn up, so New Girl was asked to teach it.

Next week could be interesting.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Way overdone

Talkie was given her written warning on Thursday, which not unexpectedly led to her shedding many tears in the teachers’ room and quite lengthy talks on her part.

The common consensus is that the bosses must have been out to get her. A usual written warning is for one specific incident – this one was not. It was for everything that they could think of that Talkie has done, or is thought to have done.

The most absurd thing that they included was the fact that she sometimes bypasses the office when coming into work and uses the back door to the teachers’ room. She does this because our office can be quite draughty at times and the secretaries complain about that, so she made a conscious decision to avoid that situation and the whinging involved with it. The warning said that could be perceived as being insulting to the office because of the fact that she’s avoiding it, hence being unfriendly to colleagues!

I am surprised that they didn’t write her up for breathing.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Talkie is being written up

for her performance on Monday. Most of the reason is because she stood up to Young Secretary and called her arrogant (which she can be at times). Bossman tried to have a chat with her yesterday but it turns out all he was able to do was listen to her for twenty minutes and nothing got accomplished. YS wasn't happy, so she called Bosswoman and explained the situation to her - and BW made BM write Talkie up.

The only person at work that doesn't know about Talkie being written up is Talkie (she'll find out next week).

Monday, October 09, 2006

Smart plan

I rarely use my mobile phone and usually keep it off at weekends (unless I'm expecting a call/sms to make plans) and while I'm asleep. It's a good thing I did yesterday evening, as Young Secretary attempted to call me twice this morning to see if I could work.

What had happened was that the schedule was changed late on Friday and emailed to the teachers with a request that Talkie be notified in person because she doesn't have a mobile or email (actually, I'm the only teacher that has the internet (hence email) at home so emailing it to all of us was fruitless). Not unexpectedly (because none of us socialise with Talkie at weekends), she didn't show up for a class she didn't know she had to teach, which led to various problems/arguments/etc today (that luckily I was not involved in).