So, whats been happening? Well it's been hell at work with the management taking over the timetables and room bookings, guess what, they fucked it up BIG TIME, students without teachers, teachers without students, teachers with 3 lots of students and no room to teach in, think of any combination and they totally screwed up, it has taken the staff up until now to get most of it sorted as we have taken the reins again, we still have the odd glitch but we are almost there, when we did the rooms and timetables we had the odd double booking but we sorted out all the errors in the first week, which just goes to prove that the management here have no idea what the fuck they are doing.
Which takes me to the second fuck up, we were told that we had to accept anyone that wanted to enrol, we fought hard not to do this but the Principal insisted that we taken anyone, his plan was simple, the government give us money for ever student enrolled, we were told after 6 weeks we can just remove them from the course, which has turned out to be the case, we now have a college full of numpties and complete idiots. You can't as we found out, that you can just throw someone off the course, there is a procedure that needs to be followed, like warnings, lots of them, then letters then meeting with the heads of faculty.
If a student wants to appeal then it takes even longer, and once the parents get involved we can't get rid of anyone, so here we are with a college full of rejects from other colleges, that 70% have some sort of mental problem, so as teachers we are now screwed, we spend most of our time dealing with anxiety, depression and just about every problem a young adult can get.
So our job is changing, we are now expected to be shrinks, to be an ear for the little shits to cry into, well all I can say to that is 'Fuck that for a game of soldiers' what happened to a clip around the ear and being told to get on with it? We molly coddle the little buggers to much, we treat them kid gloves, wiping away their tears etc, etc, I say NO, bitch slap the Little fuckers and see how they get on.
Anyway, now I have calmed down after 3 cups of coffee, I have been spending a lot of time in my studio/shed, my new guitar is starting to take shape, the body is finished and has had it's 5 coats of colour I have sanded it back to a semi-gloss for the artist who is going to create a custom work of art for the body, being a T-Type 'Telecaster' but I can't call it that due to copyright etc, then I can lay on the clear coat, I| am thinking about 6 coats should do it as its a 2 pack paint so should be fairly hard to damage.
Enough for today, watch this space, comments always appreciated.