My First Day at Work…

Posted: March 27, 2007 in education, Funny, life, Me, misc, my life, News, personal, teaching, Virtues, work

What do you do to kill time and make money until you start your Ph.D. program?  Answer, substitute teaching.  It is kinda like babysitting except without the being able to watch T.V. and fall asleep on the couch part.  Oh, and there are 30 something kids constantly asking you questions and trying to trick you into letting them do things they know they aren’t allowed to do.

Oh, I miss the days of yesterweek, when we could afford a lifestyle of me staying home all week and writing.  I look forward to my retirement now so much more.

P.S. I even had to wear a tie.  I so don’t like those things!

  1. Isolde says:

    It’s not so cool to don’t like the job.

  2. It’s not that I don’t like it. I just miss all the time I had to write.

  3. cumby says:

    It’s the “tie” part that has to be the toughest. 😀

  4. Law school and now a PhD? Are you a glutton for punishment?

    Become a full-time teacher. Then you get to be part of a union to prevent persecution. :p

  5. I also was a substitute teacher for a while in the Metro Nashville Public school system. Some days were better than others. Some days were just absolutely dangerous. I’ll never for get the day I arrived at one of the toughest high schools and a kid was escorting me to my classroom when he suddenly pulled me into the open doorway of an open classroom. He was saving me from being run over by a mob of teenage boys fighting and three adult male teachers attempting to break up the riot.

    I thought…uh, oh…

    Then, what am I doing here…..

    And then, is this what it takes to get a job….


  6. Kullervo says:

    I’ve subbed a-plenty, on the elementary level. But then, I got my degree in elementary education, so it was sort of my field anyway.

    Anyway, I found there’s actually plenty of free time when subbing, especially elementary grades. They’re always going to special areas, lunch, or whatever.

  7. In our county they cut out many of their specials and the teacher’s planning periods. Teachers even have to go out and watch them at recess. When I was a kid I only remember the aides coming out to watch us- never teachers. And in 87 degree weather, that was no fun (there was NO shade).

  8. “Law school and now a PhD? Are you a glutton for punishment?”

    Ummm, yes. I would try med school if my wife would let me. I wanted to apply for a joint program (Ph.D. in History and med. school) at a local university- but my wife said she would hurt me if I did.

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