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Hitting a Brick Wall

February 26th, 2009 at 06:24 pm

Work again (afterschool enrichment program at a local middle school).

Remember that we're laid-off right now, and DH is starting a lawn care business. So I've no money to spend on the many fun concoctions I love to do at work with my kids. So I've submitted a list, received approval, for supplies I need. Head Honcho Lady (HHL) promises she'll buy our supplies (does not want me to purchase and then reimburse me for reasons unknown to me - I've already tried that route).

HHL has not delivered. The kids are getting a little tired of empty promises and so am I.

It doesn't stop there, oh no. I'm supposed to be teaching the Home Ec. portion of the enrichment program. So we're into week 5 and I STILL don't have the Home Ec. room at my disposal. HHL has spoken to the principal, who just needs to speak to the Home Ec. teacher. Principal is on-board to let us use it. We (the kids, really) have written a proposal/petition and handed it over to HHL to give to principal (trying to nudge principal and let her know we'll take care of the facility). Went to HHL's office and there the petition sat on her desk. She saw it and quickly moved it, thinking I hadn't seen it yet.

I'm about to pull my hair out! I am running out of ideas on how to work around this problem. Any suggestions?

3 Responses to “Hitting a Brick Wall”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    What about going directly to the principle? Or who is HHL's boss? I hate to take that step, but sometimes it is necessary.

  2. snoopycool Says:

    I am seriously considering speaking with the principal about getting the Home Ec room. But the money portion of the problem has nothing to do with the school, as HHL and I are both employed by the non-profit running the afterschool program.

  3. gamecock43 Says:

    I hate bureaucracy. Just take it. Take it all.

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