Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Sunday Post/Sunday Salon: Venting and all.......


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

This year the winter has been too long and too severe. We do not have central heating and in schools, half the windows are broken. The girls shiver in their thin uniforms. We feel for them but who is listening? Who really cares about infrastructure?

To top it, they have increased the working hours of teachers by more than two hours. Now our working time is 45 hours a week. Previously it was 33 hours. Our routine has gone haywire. The school timings for the students remains same, from 7: 30 AM to 12: 45 PM but for teachers it is 7:15 AM to 2:45 PM in winter. Summer timings are 7:00 AM to 12:30 AM for students and 6:45 AM to 2:15 PM for teachers. We are all sad and depressed. 

I don't know if it will affect my reading or not. But our schedule will have to be changed drastically. When do I have my breakfast and lunch? And where is the time to prepare it? What to do, what to do? At least I am single. What about those who have small kids and no support system?

I downloaded the following books for free:

25/01/2014



I posted the following on my blog:

9 comments:

Red Iza said...

I wish you the best, you really are working in dreadful conditions... <3

Harvee said...

The life of a teacher is never easy, in good or not so good conditions. Hope things get better soon and that at least the winter cold ends. You have been a busy reader too! Here's to a better rest of year!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

That news is very distressing. I hope someone will take notice and change things for the better.

Enjoy your reads! Here's my Sunday Salon!

Jenea Whittington said...

I hope the work situation gets better for you. :)

Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

I applaud your dedication and hope conditions improve. In the meantime, I hope your reading brings relief and pleasure.

My Sunday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/01/sundays-weekly-book-recap-51.html

A Voracious Reader said...

Being a teacher is hard enough, but having to do it under bad conditions is terrible. I hope the situation improves for you. {hugs}

bermudaonion said...

I am so over winter too! Don't you hate when the people who make the decisions are so wrong?

Peggy Farooqi said...

Oh blimey, that puts my moaning about overtime into perspective. Hope you and 'your' children are keeping ok and please do keep us updated. Nice book haul though.

stacybuckeye said...

That's terrible about the the infrastructure of the school! I hop that you will be ab;e to adjust to your extra hours.