Teh Squeaky Wheel
Good morning, GN!
6:30 in the morning and the temp here is at 86 degrees. Not sure if Fatwa’s group can work much today -- supposed to be 112 in the Valley at least according to the morning new people.
LA replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. I can only shake my head.
How’s the school year starting out, Paddy?
Have your med situation all under control, Fatwa?
Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven!
The school year is off to a start. I’ve already had a few conversations with parents who were freaking out about their child’s schedule. I’ve got a task that’s due by close of business tomorrow, but I don’t have sufficient rights in the student database to do it. Any questions I ask my boss have to be passed on to one or two other people, because she doesn’t even understand the questions, let alone is she able to provide answers. I’d go directly to the people who could answer my questions, but this is a new arrangement and they want us to follow chain-of-command so the people above me can learn. Oh, and I can’t get into my students’ classes to support them yet, but someone is working on that.
Sheesh, it’s like the first time school has ever opened -- good luck.
On one hand, California is boned. On the other hand, we can make our mortgage payments and the shortage should keep our home value up for when we can eventually flee this place.
“While it’s always been more expensive to be a homeowner in California, the gap between us and the rest of the country has grown into a chasm. The median California home is now priced 2.5 times higher than the median national home. As of 2015, the typical California home costs $437,000, easily beating the likes of Massachusetts or New York (only Hawaii had more expensive houses).”
“The state estimates that it needs to build 180,000 homes annually just to keep up with projected population growth and keep prices from escalating further out of control. Unfortunately, for the past 10 years, the state has averaged less than half of that. In no year during that span did California crack the 100,000 barrier.”
It does seem like the State is intent on self destruction. At least you won’t have to worry about defending yourself and your family from all the criminals they are bringing in and releasing, the State won’t let you and is determined to remove the means. By force.
I had hoped they might get their act together a bit. It sounds like they are sinking deeper. I hope you can find something more worthy of you. It hurts me to think of how badly good teachers like you are needed.