Monday, August 25, 2008
It's Good To Be Wanted and Loved
The chairperson of the community college I teach in called over the weekend. She apologized for calling me on the weekend and asked if I would be willing to take on an extra class. She would even create a special class for me so that I could teach two in a row. And, although the class was scheduled to start at 3, I could start at 3:15 so I would have plenty of time to get there from the high school I teach in during the day. Unfortunately, we have meetings once a month and I can't even make the 3:15, so I had to turn her down.
The chairperson called again today. She was creating a 4:00 class so I could teach an extra class. She said she has other people, but I am her first choice. At first I said yes, but then I realized I would be going over the maximum number of hours allowed for an adjunct and had to turn her down. She told me not to worry and that she would keep me in mind for the spring term. She also told me that when I am ready to retire I should give her a call and she would create a program for me.
It feels good to be wanted. It feels good to be appreciated.