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  1. Summer = Gainfully Unemployed

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    By Samantha DeRose








    I'm a teacher.  You know that.  You all think to yourselves, "Oh, must be nice to only work 10 months out of the year, holidays off, summers off, teachers' convention, yada yada yada."

    I say, "Bite me."

    This is the first summer in my 13 years of teaching that I am not working.  Not by choice.  I'm not going to get into the logistics of it all because I'm way too angry about the hows and whys of my summer unemployment situation.

    The truth of the matter is that I HAVE to work for the following reasons:
    1)  Financial
    2)  Mental stability

    Contrary to popular belief, I don't make a lot of money as a teacher.  I make even less as a comedian.  I love my job(s) but the pay sucks.

    As much as I love my kids, we all love each other a LOT more when we're not together 24/7.

    "So what are you doing?" you ask.

    Can you say glue gun, paint, t-shirts, modge podge.  Please don't tell anyone, but I'm a closet crafter.  For the next two months I'll be channeling my inner-Martha and crafting my brains out.  Watch out or you may just end up with a hand-crafted t-shirt, bird feeder, or wall hanging.

    On a side note, I'll be at Tierney's in Montclair, NJ hosting Sunday Comics on July 14 at 8pm.

    Until then, see you all on Etsy or Regretsy.

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  2. 5 comments:

    1. It might be exactly how it is supposed to go. Sorry if you didn't want to hear that. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=374185799370745&set=a.211532742302719.42055.211476408975019&type=1&theater

    2. She So Funny said...

      I'm almost over being bitter :) xo, Samantha

    3. I do understand. I've come to believe in the bigger picture when I've done all I can do to affect a situation and I don't get the outcome I thought I wanted. Sometimes, in looking back I can see that it went the way it was supposed to go. But that is in looking back.

    4. Rhonda said...

      In another life I use to craft a lot. I just did not like having to put everything away after every session. No space to leave the project(s)out in the open,dampened my enthusiasm. Craft on!

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