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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Little This, A Little That

I went on my volunteer trip this weekend. It was freezing cold! But the girls had a lot of fun. I didn't get a lot of sleep because another leader was snoring!! Ahhh, I really hope my future husband does not snore!! My favourite part was getting to pet a lemur and a baby tiger! SO CUTE! I now want a lemur, Kirstie Alley has a few!

I am working at LEAST 4 days this week (woohoo). As of right now I do not have anything booked for tomorrow, hopefully something comes up though!! So I am going to get another big chunk of my family loan paid off at the end of this month when the next paycheque comes in. Can't wait!!! Do you also get super excited knowing you are going to pay off debt?

I am also reading this new book I received. It's called Money $mart Mom. I'm on chapter 4 and it's really interesting, and I'm not even a mom! The author (Sara Deveau) is Canadian and she is a Gail Vaz-Oxlade fan too. I love her writing, she is very practical and down-to-earth. I plan on doing a book review sometime later this month.

I was sent an e-mail yesterday regarding retired teachers supplying. They changed the rule and now instead of retired teachers being limited to work 95 days a school year for the first three years and then 20 days every year after that, they are now being limited to 50 days a school year for as long as they would like to supply. I'm not sure if I like this better or not. Hopefully it will create more jobs for supply teachers (at least later in the school year). Time will tell.

My shows The Biggest Loser and Parenthood are on tonight. Anyone else watch those shows? I want Sunshine to win TBL, she is just very sweet, we are the same age, and she deserves it. Parenthood I have watched from the beginning, it's a very cool show! I like how it focuses on the different families and incorporates special needs (autism and giftedness), financial issues (dad made poor decisions on some property), life issues, relationship issues, and of course parenting issues, etc.

Hockey is also on. Common Vancouver!! Any hockey fans, who are you cheering for? I'm cheering for one of the Canadian teams (Vancouver or Montreal), or Pittsburgh (Sid the Kid) to win.

*While writing this post I received another call to work tomorrow, yayyyyyy! A full week of work.


  1. I had heard that plan for retired supply teachers was in the works, but wouldn't happen for a couple of years at least. Have you heard it will happen sooner than that?

  2. Yes, it's starting September 2010. Those who still have some of the 95 days for three years left will be able to complete that though (including those who retire from now until Sept 2010). Then they will drop down to 50 days max like the rest of the retirees.

  3. Well that will make the local retirees happy. It's been difficult for them as our board requires you do 20 days of supply teaching to stay on the list, but they can only do 20 days (well actually if you time it right you could do 39 days!).
    (I'm not a retiree just a member of my local ETFO executive.)

  4. It's similar in our board. But here retirees only need to get 15 days to stay on the list. But if they time it right they could get a lot more than the "max" they are allowed. If they have one day left in the month of May, they are allowed to work everyday that month if they can get it.

  5. I asked our local ETFO-OT president about this today and she said the new rules will not start until 2012. (An article I read in the Globe and Mail seems to support this too.)

  6. If you’re already retired and still within your three years of 95 days, you’ll be able to complete however many years of 95 days you have left – provided that you do so prior to September 1, 2012.
    • If you’re already on the 20 day limit you’ll see that limit rise to 50 days as of September 1, 2012.
    • If you retire between now and September 1, 2012, you’ll be able to work 95 days in the 2010-11 and/or
    2011-12 school years, but will have the 50 day limit applied thereafter.
    • From September 1, 2012 onward, every retiree will be permitted 50 days of re-employment in each school year.
    • The limit of 50 days will be reviewed during the 2014-15 school year.

    That is copied from the Ontario Teacher's Federation newsletter. So for those that retire before Sept 2010 they will still be allowed 95 per year depending on how many years they have left (up to 2012). Maybe that is what your president meant.

  7. Well from what you posted as well (and I did just get an email from the pension plan), even if you retire this September you will be able to work 95 days next year. You won't be limited to 50 (or get the bump up to 50 if you're currently at 20) until 2012 - right?

  8. Oh my gosh, I apparently cannot read. Why was I doing that?!!! I was reading 2010 for every 2012 there was. I read over the file several times too. So sorry!! I could have SWORN it said 2010 before...I'm losing my mind....it will return. You are definitely right!!