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Ugh. Double Ugh.

March 25th, 2013 at 05:04 pm

Several times today I had to bite my tongue to not say, "If you think you can do a better job, then go for it!"

Today was our extended yearbook deadline. We had the first extension because of my getting sick last weekend. Guess what? It's still not done.

I got as much done as I could over the weekend without actually being at the school. I figured there was maybe another hour or two's worth to finish - just needed to upload some pictures and then double check everything one more time.

Guess what? Our servers were down today. The servers where all the pictures I needed are located.

Then to make it even more fun, I had teachers coming by to do a final check of their homeroom pages. They luckily caught mistakes which I had thought were already fixed ... but a few of them also complained about the photos that had been chosen for their page. One in particular did a lot of complaining. That was the one who I wanted to bite their head off.

Of course, even if I could've gotten to the pictures on the server today, I still wouldn't have made the deadline. Because I was told by my principal that I couldn't have any slot on a homeroom page with a "No Photo" filler. I have to get photos of ALL of them. Is it just me, or isn't the way yearbooks handle photos of kids that aren't there for the school photos with a No Photo filler?! Argh!

We'll be lucky to have the copies back before school is over at this rate.

I am just so OVER with this. Teachers, if you want better pictures, then you better TAKE pictures and GIVE them to me, or let me know when to have someone come take them!!

So yeah. My day stunketh pretty much. At least the kids behaved pretty well in all my classes. One bright spot.

Three days. Three days. Three days.

6 Responses to “Ugh. Double Ugh.”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry it is such a thankless job...

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks CCF. I just got a phone call from the one most complainy teacher who actually apologized to me. Wow! That sure did make me feel better. I had thought it was kind of out of the norm for her to act like she was - I just was so frustrated myself dealing with the server issue - glad I didn't let my tongue/temper get the better of me.

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    Glad you are feeling better. I should've thought to recommend Vicks 'cause we use it for our kids - Doh!

    I hope your yearbook project can get wrapped up soon. Smile

  4. mamasita Says:

    Hang in there, just a few more days! I'm counting down right along with you!

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    A yearbook is a big project for grade school! No wonder the responsible adult (you!) get stuck with the heaviest part of it. Do you have to print and bind it, too? I hope it will just be stapled together with a nice construction paper cover-- by the kids in their homeroom with those complainy teachers. Wink

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks everyone.

    Joan - the yearbook is done completely online. Once it's finished, I submit the pages electronically to the publisher, and they send them to us in a few weeks or so.

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