Our district is having budget “issues” and to make a long, long, long story short, they have just implemented a RIF (reduction in force).
Here in Las Vegas the RIF is based solely on seniority and because I started in October 2010…. I was about #1,000 from the bottom.
On Monday, my first day of summer, we heard about 400 teachers would be receiving their pink slip. I went to the gym thinking I was A-okay… but when I returned an hour later (ok, really about 35 minutes later) I had a missed call and voice mail from my principal.
I received a pink slip 🙁
Not this cute kind either…
… oh no…. it was this kind…
I am pretty devastated because I love my school and my firsties, but I am hopeful! I have the best principal and she is doing everything in her power to keep me, but only time will tell!
On a different note, the ABC Action News from Las Vegas wanted to do a quick interview with me today and I was nerrrrrvous! The last time I as on TV was for Wheel of Fortune, but I was pretty darn good at that game. Talking to a news journalist with a microphone and a big camera in your face is pretty awkward.