Yesterday afternoon I got a phone call from someone in technology at the district office. He had instructions for me to download an app that re-routes phone calls to the school to my phone. So I'm officially working from home this morning. The school phone has been ringing off the hook since I logged in at 8:30. Since I have access to my work email, and more importantly, our Powerschool program on my home computer, I've been able to get a surprising amount of work done. I can check attendance (and put in excused absences), email teachers with parent questions, give out the number to tech support when the child's laptop is acting up, and for the most part do almost everything else I'd be doing on a normal day at work. It's pretty weird to be working from home, though.
And this jerk isn't helping matters any:
He started screaming bloody murder when I was on the phone with a parent a little while ago! I had to apologize and explain that I was working from home and owned a parrot. The woman just laughed, but I was furious with Marco. Think about that the next time you think how "cute" and "sweet" he is! Thankfully he seems to have settled down and hasn't made a peep the last few time I took a call. His cage is in our office, which is where our desktop computer is set up, so I have no choice but to work in here with him. Looks like I have a little feathered a-hole as an office mate for the next few weeks at least!