Undoubtedly the worst part of my job is having to be on standby ready to work on my day off every now and again. This involves getting up and being ready for the possibility of work if one of my colleagues decides they are not fit enough to turn up on that day. The uncertainty of it all is not a comfortable situation as i would rather know which school I am going to and at what time.
My time for this ‘standby’ has come around tomorrow and I now have an anxious wait. On top of that it also means my Saturday night is ruined for ‘just in case…’ reasons as indeed is my Sunday in some ways as I can’t make any plans in advance.
I have been on Sunday standby a few times before and haven’t been called up for duty yet but I am not so optimistic about tomorrow as the World Cup is on and we have just been paid so maybe a teacher or two will be splashing the cash on the lash tonight.