Monday, October 20, 2008

Director of Studies F. Kafka

Three teachers gone in a month, none of whom gave "proper notice," protesting the horrendous schedules and snappy treatment at the hands of management.

"Don't you think that means something?" I ask the Administration Girl.

"They were bad teachers and bad people, obviously. Why should we change any policies to accommodate people who are just going to leave in the middle of the night?"

"But what about the teachers who are staying? You could change things for them. .."

"They are staying, obviously they are happy enough the way things are."

"Yeah, until they leave in the middle of the night."

"If they leave in the middle of the night, they don't deserve anything."

"What about the teachers who DO give proper notice, when they leave?"

"If they give proper notice, they were obviously happy enough the way things were, and there's no reason to change anything."

"What about all the complaining they do to me?"

"They can complain all they want, but the scheduling system is obviously described in the contract. If they don't like it, they can go."

"So they only thing they can do to protest is to leave in the middle of the night?"


"And if they do that, they we shouldn't consider it a proper complaint because they weren't good employees anyway?"


"I'm going to go kill myself now."

"Good luck."

And the vicious cycle continues. . .


Paul said...

I am sorry to hear that your hopes and dreams of being an effective agent for change have been dashed on the rocks of reality. Once again it appears that the Czarina is following her ireffutable lign in logic. Come the revolution !!!

english student x said...
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english student x said...

did you really say you were going to kill yourself? :)

stevie austin said...

catch 22 works for the russians too heh?

"you can only get out of the army if you're insane. only an insane man would want to be in the army, therefore all men who want to get out must be sane. therefore since you're sane you'll have to stay in the army."

Paul said...

And living in Vodkaberg -- And not wanting to leave Vodkaberg -- is this the equivilant of flying too many missions ?? Too many "Bombing raids" on hapless russian maidens . Is it sane to want to give this all up and head off into the dusky sunset -- Whitherto-- the wise old owl derisively calls ??


I thought such retarded an circular "logic" was only in South Korea. I guess I was wrong?

English Teacher X said...

hapless Russian maidens, that's a good one. . .