Longest Short Week Ever
I capped off the week with not getting paid. We have a new office manager and allegedly the payroll company did something wrong so that we'll get our paychecks on Monday, not today.
We could have opted to have the firm write us hard checks. But then imagine the pain in the ass it would be to have to return the paycheck that will come on Monday...ugh. No thanks.
I really need to find a new job. But right now we're concentrating on getting Dr. Mad Scientist one. His contract is up in a few weeks and then it's back to square one. Literally.
I feel bad for teachers. Their careers are pretty much made or broke on an hour of someone watching you do your job. What the hell else other job is like that?
He's had a couple of interviews, and a couple of rejections already. All told right now he's got about 30 applications out there.
And while I'm sure there are things he could have done better, when he told some of his students that he wasn't coming back next year and some of them literally cried and others wanted to take out the department head (hee hee...welcome to Newark!) I think that speaks volumes.
But I'm going to finish this post on an up note, because it's the weekend and the weather here isn't supposed to be sufferably hot.
I leave you with a snippet of my pictures from our Philadelphia Memorial Day weekend.
Thing #1 I learned about Philadelphia: Ben Franklin is always watching you!
From the facade of City Hall...
...to the Library of the American Philosophical Society...
...to fire station plazas...
...from his final resting place...
...and finally from face down on a $100 bill in a fountain in Washington Square. So I don't know if it's a real $100 bill, but the fact it was in such great condition in the water leads me to believe it is.
There were three homeless dudes sleeping on the benches around this fountain and you know it was obviously put there intentionally--assuming it was real--it seemed wrong to fish it out!