Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Going Back to UMOS

I've come to my senses. I like money. It's really nice and green. I came up to Wisconsin to earn as much of it as possible. But, I lost something in the process. I've been away from the family for 80 hours a week. I have no free weekends and arrive exhausted at home. I basically get home, eat, and get ready for bed. So, I am going to trade down my compensation so that I can get weekends off to spend time with the family. Many of the things I wanted to do with the kids this Summer would not be possible if I stay at Seneca.

I took the opportunity to call UMOS to get my old job back. They are really hurting for bilingual teachers. They are looking for local teachers, bilingual or not. It looks like maybe I have the job back, but don't know for sure. It's strange that I'm going to get the know the children of my current co-workers.

I've learned about how UMOS is hurting for funding right now. They had actual budget cuts by the Feds. I'm not talking cuts in the rate of growth; these are actual reductions in the budget over the previous year. Yet the demand for child care services for migrants is great or greater. They are doing everything they can to meet the needs of migrant workers. I would like to help them with their funding issues, but don't know where to start.

In any case, I'll finish out the week at Seneca so that I can earn some overtime. I asked for Saturday off, so I suppose Friday will be the last day.

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