Further Musings

Beauty smote his heart, he looked up from the forsaken land & hope returned to him

Working Again

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For the last seven weekdays I have been surveying high school principles and teachers about a bonus program. I�m calling to find out if the program has been effective in keeping teachers at difficult schools. I�ve learned a lot about the size and locational variety of schools around the state. It�s been strange to be transported back into the world of high school which I can dimly hear in the background of my calls and clearly hear in the voices of the teachers and principles.

My favorite quote so far has come from a secretary. When I asked if I could speak to a certain teacher I was told to call back at 3:40pm because the teacher would be in the building. Where was she now you might ask? The answer: �She teaches in hut and doesn�t have a phone.�

That’s sad but it made me laugh. I wonder if they have ever thought of calling it a hovel instead?

Written by furthermusings

May 25, 2004 at 11:14 pm

Posted in Laughter, On the Job

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  1. I know how she feels. My “office” is really the corner of a hallway set off by a cubical wall. I do have a phone though. Ah, the world of improvised work spaces.

    Nathan I.

    May 26, 2004 at 10:03 am

  2. hovel?


    May 26, 2004 at 10:48 am

  3. Hovel — noun —

    1 : an open shed or shelter
    2 : a small, wretched, and often dirty house : HUT


    May 27, 2004 at 12:52 am

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