Making the most out of it.

Morning Story and Dilbert

“Life will only come once, so make the most out of it.”  via Words to Live By.

Suffer?  I refuse.

Being out of job for the past few days due to teachers’ job action, I am enjoying the four hours of being in the public supporting the teachers during their strike.  Meeting people on the street, getting to know teachers and peers, more time to exchange words , playing with dogs at the park, watching all the feathered creatures and enjoying the garden across the office are just a few pleasures that embrace during this tumultuous period.

As part of being in a unionized job, we respect the picket line.  We do not cross the line to support the teachers in solidarity.

I have so much respect and admiration for the teachers. They are like the second parent of the child.  As a matter of fact, most children spend more time at school than spending time with their parents.

It appears school ended prematurely for the children but the graduating class are still required to take their final exams with or without the teachers.

In the meantime, I will continue to count my steps as I pound the sidewalk walking side by side with the teachers and still have a few laughs along the way.

And it’s not all that bad, actually.  The professional staffs are still working to step on the plate that we left behind at the office.  On top of that, they come out to converse with us bringing  a  box of donuts and muffins to fuel our energy.

20 thoughts on “Making the most out of it.

  1. It’s a good thing too, that provincial exams are still going. Imagine if they weren’t, the entire school system would ripple into college and university :O

    (Steals a doughnut and coffee for his input)

    • There is now a mediator. The government is the first one to defy the law. It would be interesting what will happen next week. Then it’s our turn, the support staff. They are giving us the ringer as well. Then the health workers. Really bad!

      • Governments really know how to make people’s lives miserable. 😦
        Hope you can find a middle ground.
        Have to sleep now. It’s 5 am on the dot. Will answer the other later.
        Good morning.
        Signing off.

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