Saturday, August 23, 2008

Happy (Bank Holiday) Mondays

My new job is nuts! Students who turn up apparently stoned, very little in the way of resources and scruffy, isolated accommodation which seems to suggest to already disadvantaged young people that that's all they deserve or can be trusted with (that latter bit might be true - we'll have to work on it). Wonder whether I'll beat the last tutor's few short months in the post?

Anyway, Bank Holiday weekend so I'm going to try and find time to enter the Words Mag union members' comp - closing date is 30th August, so I'll have to get my skates on. Not much writing, reading or well, anything much, getting done lately.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend in the sunshine.

4 comments:

Pat Posner said...

Good luck with writing the comp story, Honeysuckle.
Have a great weekend. Looks as if we might get sun in our area!

Casdok said...

The new job sounds tough. Such a shame that there arnt the resources out there to help motivate the students (and staff).

KAREN said...

Blimey, sounds like you've got your work cut out there.

Good luck with the competition :o)

Honeysuckle said...

Hi Pat - well, we did get sun for a while, didn't we? Wasn't exactly the Med tho'...

Casdok - it's certainly tough, but the lives some of the young people have had would make you weep. The miracle would be if some of them DIDN'T go off the rails a bit.

Karen - thanks - I entered, but realised at the last moment that I've never been assigned a union membership number which I needed for the entry form, so I'm just hoping they accept the alternative proof I've sent. We'll see...