Good news on this terrific:
Remember back when I wrote this post?
The principal called me in to his office to tell me that since I was on a terminating contract, there were basically no guarantees for my job next school year. I was totally unimpressed and carefree at the time.
But as the months went on and I hadn't heard anything, I'll admit. I was ever so slightly concerned. Then the county imposed a hiring freeze. I was a little more concerned. Then I got down to my last two weeks of the school year without any news, and I was more than a little concerned. I was imagining-the-scenarios-of-me-being-out-of-a-job style concerned.
I thought to myself, "Self, what will happen if they do away with my program and I don't have a job next year?" I thought about the special skill set that I have, having had a major and three minors in my undergraduate career, as well as a Master's degree and National Board Teaching Certification.
These are the options I came up with:
1. Barista at Starbucks. Hey, there's a Starbucks on every corner. Surely they need help at some of these locations! I could look ever so stylish in my green Starbucks apron, and probably drink all the fancy espresso drinks I wanted (for just the cost of an arm, instead of an arm AND a leg! Nice, huh?).
2. Grocery store bagger. I think I'd be fine with this, as long as no one came through my line with pickled pigs feet or anything disgusting like that. Oh, and I'd probably giggle at some of the people buying condoms, because come on...it's funny.
3. Delivery Girl. Not sure what kind...pizza, maybe? I could put one of those cool pizza signs on top of my car, and wear a pizza shop visor? And my car would have a permanent pizza smell! I would DEFINITELY NOT deliver for UPS, though. You know how I feel about those brown shorts.
4. Diner waitress. I could learn diner lingo, and yell things like "Gimme an Adam and Even on a raft, and wreck 'em, with a Harlem Midget, hold the hail!" Wouldn't that be fun?? And I think Betsey really sounds like a good diner waitress name.
5. Sign twirler. I've always wanted to know how those people spin and twirl those big cardboard signs! This would be the perfect time to learn! I could perfect my tricks while I advertised haircuts for $9.99, or $5 foot-longs from Subway. Maybe I could even dress up like the Statue of Liberty and spin my sign, trying to get people to have their taxes prepared!
Luckily, none of these new professions became a necessity (although I really did like the diner idea).
The county lifted the hiring freeze, and my principal offered me my job back this week. AND, with an even sweeter schedule than I have this year.
BIG sigh of relief. I'm employed.
Happy weekend to you all!