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Faerieryn
post May 3 2005, 04:47 PM
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OK I have just had the most depressing letter come though the post. For those of you who don't know me I'd better give you some background info.

I'm a good singer. I spent most of my life up until two years ago training to be a singer. I sing wherever I go I can't be shut up. Two years ago when I finished uni I decided that I probably wasn't going to meet richard branson whilst he was paying for his shopping in sainsbury's and went and trained to be a teacher which I am doing now and loving it.

Earlier this year I applied for an audition to go on the TV show "The X factor". Cheesy I know but I thought "Hey, what the hell". I got a letter through the post today saying that I had said audition... on wednesay in a fortnight's time at 12 in the afternoon.

There is no way I can go. I could ask the school to give me the day off but frankly... I don't have an ice cubes chance in hell. I CAN'T call in sick. Besides the fact it is unethical, a burden on my colleagues etc etc The simple fact is that IF I should get through (slim chance i know) I risk the chance of being caught out and possibly loosing my job (jumping to conclusions I know but this is me talking- I have a VERY overactive imagination AND it has happened to people before).

I love my job but my dream is sitting in front of me and I have virtually no chance of getting to it.


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post May 3 2005, 05:28 PM
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Oh sweetie, that sounds horrible. *hugs*

Go!
Ask for the time off!
Even if the powers that be say no then at least you'll have tried. I wanted a 4 day holiday from my job and figured I had a snowballs chance in *throat clearing noise* of getting it. The office started clearing the days I wanted as soon as I'd asked and I had a great time. If I hadn't asked then I wouldn't get. Prewrite a lesson plan for the substitute and reach for that dream. The kids won't suffer for one day. Give their inventive little minds a bit of sub- bothering fun. tongue.gif

Go Today! Give the secretary or whoever the full two weeks to find someone!


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post May 3 2005, 06:26 PM
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I don't get it. Why can't you ask for the day off? Don't teachers get annual leave like the rest of us? Or are you contractually bound to take your holidays in school holidays?

Either way, ask. You never know, you might well be allowed to take the day off.

Even if you don't, then X-factor?!? Sure, you might cut a CD and release it, but you'd instantaneously lose any proffessional credibility. Do you want to be the next Steve Brookstein, churning out middle-of-the-road drivel for tone-deaf bored housewives to lap up?

And give that twat Tabby a slap if you see him still trying to inadvisably claw his way into the limelight.


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post May 3 2005, 06:29 PM
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Go for it! It can't hurt to try. And you always see people on the cheesey shows saying "I hope my boss is watching, thanks Jenny!" Or something similar. Plus the kids'll love seeing their teacher on the box.

Go for it!


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post May 3 2005, 07:23 PM
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I really want to go for it. I'm going to ask work but the chances are they'll say no. I think what I'm gonna do is play it from the chance of a lifetime perspective and just hope. Problem is that if I ask and they say no then I'm stuck!!


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If life hands you a lemon make lemonade, lace it with cyanide and then pass it around. What can I say I'm a revenge type of gal!!! Ryn
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post May 3 2005, 07:34 PM
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Ah, but if you don't ask do you think that you would skive anyway?

Asking is the only way, and like has been said... at least you tried.


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post May 3 2005, 07:41 PM
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If you ask and they say no you can blame it on them rather you going 'if I'd only asked' for the rest of your life! wink.gif


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post May 3 2005, 07:49 PM
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:snuggles Ryn: Ergh... poor you. sad.gif

And of course you should go for it. And we'll be watching you shine on Tv in a few months time biggrin.gif


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post May 3 2005, 08:11 PM
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Nothing ventured, nothing gained - this is your chance, so don't let your unease about asking the day off get in your way, all right? You go, girl.
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post May 4 2005, 07:12 AM
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Ask! No point in not asking (it's not like they can fire you just for asking), and you'll regret it forever if you don't!


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Faerieryn
post May 4 2005, 12:21 PM
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The point is that they are likely to say no. And if I ask them there is no way that I can call in sick if they say no.


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If life hands you a lemon make lemonade, lace it with cyanide and then pass it around. What can I say I'm a revenge type of gal!!! Ryn
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post May 4 2005, 03:26 PM
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For the record- SHE'S A GREAT SINGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hell babe you know my view on you going, GO! While you cant get a day off, a sicky is plausible and can have no backlash even if... no... when you're successful. So long as you dont link the two together how are they to know when you auditioned? Even if you let slip just say you went on a weekend.
I know how you feel about a days dumpage on your colleagues, hell, in that space at my work now, this is a dream and long held ambition. Be there babe otherwise you'll wonder and wish you'd gone. ONE day off, surely they can grant that?!?!


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post May 5 2005, 12:43 PM
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Most bosses are understanding, and think how much good you could do for the reputation of the school to have a celebrity teaching there smile.gif


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post May 5 2005, 02:53 PM
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You could always sleep with the boss, failing that, blackmail or bribary may be naughty, but it's damn effective! tongue.gif


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post May 5 2005, 08:50 PM
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Go for it chuck and if all else fails threaten your boss with me lurking randomly wherever Im not expected. evil.gif

Thats bound to do the trick! biggrin.gif
And if that fails Im about your height and build, give me a quick run down and I'll attempt to hold the little angels at bay for you. tongue.gif


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post May 7 2005, 06:32 PM
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Or:

Is there any classmates you trained with who work as substitute teachers? Or do you know who's on the substitute teacher list. If you walk in and say "Hi I'd like this day off and this person is available to sub for that day and here is the lesson plan for the substitute all ready to go." Makes it dead simple for him/her (boss type) to say "Right then, goodbye and have a good day off."

Bribing the secretary will sticky buns / chocolate may get you the substitute teacher list and then you'll have to call and try to find one available.

Might be a good plan or a very bad plan. The object behind cunning plan is to make it easy for the boss to say "yes".


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post May 11 2005, 04:19 PM
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News!!!! News!!!! I got up the courage to ask my boss about the audition.... And she DIDN'T say no!!! She wants me to give her some more information tomorrow and then she'll say yay or nay!!!!!!

I could be going to my audition!!!!!!


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If life hands you a lemon make lemonade, lace it with cyanide and then pass it around. What can I say I'm a revenge type of gal!!! Ryn
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post May 11 2005, 04:30 PM
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Woohoo! Let us know! *hugstackles Ryn*


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