My back is broken thanks to the afternoon paint job (crawling around on the floor while twisting your back 90 degrees is NOT a good thing).
Also, gif sets that has started to pop up on my dash from a TV show I don’t even watch are making me feel uneasy, which is rare for fiction. It hits a bit too close to home for comfort.
fostertheory replied to your post “So. How do you tell a sub they’re unfit for the profession they have…”
Yeah. Are you able to switch the 5YO’s classroom? Really, it’s the principal’s responsibility to remove unsuitable staff, but that can take time to accomplish. Good luck.
Here’s how it usually works. Each unit has about 18 kids and the premises are more like an ordinary house in layout; not at all school-like. The centre she’s at is a large one though and they have some 20 units, spread out over a huge compound which is a maze of houses and gardens, all built in the late 1960s. Some are geared towards the very small ones, from 1 to 3 and some are for those who are 3 to 6. Kids don’t start daycare until they’re 1 here since we have paid leave the first year of a child’s life (360 days which you can distribute as you wish the first 8 years of a child’s life - though the access to daycare usually means most will use them during the first year). We can stay home longer, but the pay drops dramatically during the added 90 days. Many do space out the paid days though and it’s not uncommon to have kids not starting daycare until they’re 18 months.
Though the municipalities are under obligation to provide daycare, many are struggling and once you get a spot in one centre and a unit, that’s usually it. You can change but it takes time. Months. Also, in this case, the 5 YO is in a very specific kind of unit tied to her daycare centre, an outdoor daycare unit whose base of operation is a large bus (think those large tourist buses or greyhounds), converted to accommodate their needs, which they use to travel to various locations in and outside Malmö for the day. The outdoors is their classroom so to speak. We chose this arrangement because the 5 YO is a very active child who thrives on change and social interaction - she’s an extrovert de luxe unlike her mother. I blame Darling’s older brother - personality-wise she’s a spitting image of him.
The drawback is that it becomes a very tight knit group and if something happens, such as someone not fit to work in that environment, it’s difficult to do much about it. You have to yank that person out of there - you can’t just shuffle things around a bit. Now, this person is a sub, so she’s not there much, but the past weeks she’s been standing in for one of the regular staff, whom I suspect may be having some issues due to her pregnancy. I’d say she’s somewhere 22-23 weeks along and though she should be over the worst, there are check ups and sometimes issues just crop up. She also has one or two kids already, and they get ill sometimes too.
August next year the 5 YO starts school. How time flies.
So. How do you tell a sub they’re unfit for the profession they have chosen? Because this woman clearly isn’t cut out for dealing with children and I quite frankly don’t want her near my 5 YO. I’ll need to bring it up with the principle of course, but it’s coming to a point where I have to bite down hard on my tongue to not lash out and tell her to shut up and take her attitudes elsewhere.
Arch Enemy are… cute (and it’s not because they have a female singer). Aside from one MAJOR thing. It’s not the metal part - that’s pretty unavoidable considering the genre they’re sticking to and that’s fine with me - but it’s the bloody spirit of Eddie Van Halen hovering over the guitar solos I. Just. Can’t. Abide.