Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 is kicking my ass

I had set such high hopes on Tuesday when I returned back to work after the Holiday vacation. I was somewhat excited about my resolutions and had a precent decent morning at work until...

I got this dreaded email from my principal:

"I just found out that Ms. Odom will no longer be with us. Please do not send kids to the Nurse unless it is an emergency. We are due to have a two day Nurse only. (Tues. & Thur.)"

Please insert foot into my ass and hand me a bandaid and stethoscope.

You see, my school district is basically broke. Actually it is broke. We barely have any white copy paper left - true story. They are laying off employees like mad..yet there is still as much work to be done. So that work is being passed on to others, also known as myself.

I used to just be a school counselor. I did peer mediation, led small counseling groups, handled conflict resolution..all that good stuff that I went to graduate school for and enjoyed. Now this year? I barely have time to drink my morning coffee. Because now do I not only handle my previous counseling duties, but I also am in charge of attendance, discipline/behavior, late slips, student of the month, Friday Bingo, and other miscellaneous duties.  We used to have a Student Advisor & Parent Ombdudsman but both those positions were axed from the district.

One of my fellow counselor friends is at another school in district where they also have a part-time nurse.  And guess who ends up slapping bandaids on kids, stabbing legs with epipens, and finding a dry pair of pants for the first grader who decided to pee himself? Yep thats right...its all her.  And I am 99% sure that will be me.

Now I haven't been at work since Tuesday..because I woke up yesterday wanting to claw my eyes out.  Like my eyebrow bone actually hurt. I went to the eye doctor only to find out that I have pink eye in both eyes, a scratch on my cornea, and an infection from contact lens overwear.  Oh and it's contagious. Awesome. So I have been hiding out in our bedroom...wearing sunglasses over my glasses due to the light sensitivity. I wish I was kidding. These antibiotic eye drops better start working soon or I may lock myself in a dark room forever.

Basically what I want to say is....F off 2012.  


Perfectly Imperfect said...

Ouch. Good thing is? It has to go up eventually right?! ;) Hope you feel better soon. And that you don't have to change pee pants!

Lucy Marie said...

Girl ... I sure hope that 2012 turns it's butt around for you. Let's just pretend it starts next week okay?

KW said...

Oh my goodness you poor thing! I hope you feel better and that things get better at work!

Katie @ Chronicles of KT said...

I hope things start to look up for you soon...eye problems are the worst Ive been through that myself. Hang in there girl, at least you know if you start 2012 at the bottom it can only go up?

Lindsey said...

Oh Quinn- no fun and no FAIR! I'm sorry mama!! I hope things get better soon!! And you can speed dial me if you have any nurse questions! Xo

Happiness Is... said...

I am so sorry :(

Amanda @ 2LittleBugs said...

:( I'm sorry! I hope things get better soon.

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