|Early Morning Telephone Call|
Yesterday I got a call at 7am. You have to be there at 7:30!
I am notorious for taking an hour to get ready in the morning, so I knew I would be late, but I also worked at that school in a non-teacher capacity for 2 1/2 years, so I figured they would forgive me a few minutes.
I don't know how, but I actually made it on time.
I have been getting several late calls. I don't know if I should take the job or not. I assume that they know I won't be there on time, if they call me 5 minutes before the shift starts, but I don't want to assume anything. I would hate to ruin my reputation by being late.
I guess I could get up and get dressed at 6am, just in case, but I am not a morning person and it is very hard to convince myself to do that when I'm tired.
Today I got a call from a school that is about an hour from my home. The call came at 8am, to be there at 8am.
Even though I need the work, I figure the best thing to do is to let someone take the job who is ready to go and near to the school.
What I do to get ready faster.....
- Have a couple of outfits of appropriate clothes already put together
- Have a bag packed with supplies for the day
- cereal bars
- an orange
- a bottle of water
- some cash to buy lunch if needed
- Have some quick lunches in the fridge or freezer ready to grab and go.
- Keep the car gassed up.
- Get a good night's sleep!