I just opened an e-mail (personal e-mail, I don't go near the DOE one all summer) from Mr. AP asking if I (and other math teachers) wanted to work Thursday marking regents exams. My first instinct was to answer yes. I've spent way too much money this summer and a little extra income wouldn't hurt.
And then I thought, I've been spending so much money that the little extra income really wouldn't help much.
So now I had a decision to make. I've decided to skip work. Six hours of work seems like nothing on paper but quite a bit while it is being done. Life is short. I need my play time.