And it is doing so BIG TIME.
I spent all day at my new college, in a new faculty orientation program. Afterwards, I found out that the English department *desperately* needed folks to cover class sections that were suddenly freed up when four faculty members unexpectedly left in the summer. So, whereas yesterday I was prepping to teach two subjects, with two lesson preps, divied amongst five classes, today I find myself needing to prepare *four* lesson preps (because of the vastly different textbooks), divied between *seven* classes.
::breathe breathe breathe::
After the initial shock wore off, I reminded myself 1) I’d get paid extra for doing so, and it wouldn’t be chunk change, and 2) I’d done this before, and survived.
It looks like I will have a *very* busy next week, preparing for my seven classes and attending all of the mandatory faculty meetings that’ll take up much of the workday. ::whew:: One week of a summer break, and it’s back to the teaching grindstone! Good thing that I like my job!