July 24, 2008

Thoughts for Thursday - Time in Texas and Other Things

Tomorrow I head home to Denver after 8.5 days in Texas. I had a good time with my mother and a very good time with my nephews (except when they were sneaking around). I did end up with a case of swimmer's ear I think, so I may have to invest in swimming earplugs when I get home. My brother and his wife look rested and happy too! They had a good time in Cabo. Mission accomplished.

An update on the job front: I spoke with the school district again and they have to put in a request regarding hourly pay since there is no policy at this time. I did ask why they couldn't just offer me the salaried position for which I applied and once again I was given the vague answer of "Well, we're forming a team, but no one else has applied for the positions." Of course this time I pressed them and asked how this would prevent them from hiring me anyway. They really don't have a reason other than they want to make sure that whoever they choose would work well together. I think they're beginning to realize how ridiculous that sounds. In any case, we agreed to discuss it further on Monday as they do have work they want me to do and hopefully will have some sort of answer regarding pay. And they did ask me for pay suggestions. Of course I suggested that they pay me what I had been getting per hour or if they are planning to hire me on salary they can use that to determine the hourly rate for the meantime, if I'm going to be W-2'd. The gal doing the hiring did thank me for being so gracious. That's gotta count for something right!?! More next week...

6 comments:

Jdancer8 said...

your getting the run around like I did----its a poor reflection on their hiring process----i want to go to Cabo---perhaps you have advice on this?

TheWeyrd1 said...

J...I want to go to Cabo too...and a few other places. First things first though, gotta get a passport now!

yenbar said...

HEY...I want to go to Cabo too...where do we sign up for this trip?...by the way...where is Cabo?...just kidding..
These people seem to have a line of bull that is unending..they should have come to a decision by now.

LostInCO said...

I'm up for Cabo! I used to have a passport, but I think it expired. I need to get that taken care of...

The Gentleman said...

never been at Cabo, but I've been at Playa del Carmen and Cancun twice and it was lovely... One thing that i learn (other than pre-colombian history) was that drink margeritas at 10 am is perfectly acceptable when vacationing in Mexico :P

Jdancer8 said...

we should plan a big trip---yes apply for passports now is the first and most important step.