And re: "temper." Yesterday I "lost it." Two computers were put in the teachers room for our use. Great. I've done lots of lessons and tests on one, which had been on the "ladies' side." It was moved to the other side, next the the "new" one. Yesterday I took out my "portable computer memories;" I have two. I tried using one, then the other, in the new computer. Nothing came up. Then a teacher showed me the "other hole" and it worked. But the computer wasn't set up for English. It kept breaking into Hebrew and I was ctrl/z-ing constantly. So I tried the other computer, which had never given me problems when on "Word." It kept closing down. I wasted my entire "window," as they call a wasted lesson here, when you don't get paid, but you're teaching the lessons before and after. The lesson I was writing shouldn't have taken me more than ten minutes, but 45 were spent on it. I was angry, but OK, until I mentioned something about it to another teacher who said:
"You should do all your preparation at home."
That was all I needed to hear.
"I waste too much time here already! My traveling is a nightmare. How much time should I be just sitting around?"It was not a very pleasant time.
"If you don't like it, quit."
"And lose my rights, tenure, etc? Let them pay me to leave!" etc.