Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Never Mind

I had to get finger-printed today. Apparently the state department of education is quite worried that I've secretly become a criminal some time in the last three years. So, I get to pay 69$ to the state for them to run my fingerprints through some system. I've made very clear how I feel about the bills I incur FOR DOING MY JOB (here, here, and here), so I won't go down that trail today. However, it should be noted that I AM THINKING IT VERY LOUDLY!

So, the H.R. representative was fingerprinting me today. "With this new system, you'll never have to be fingerprinted again," she told me cheerfully, "of course, you'll still have to pay to have them run it."

"Well, at least when I get arrested I won't have to go through this again! I want to get my money's worth."

Then, she just looks at me with a shocked face.

NEVERMIND. I guess when you are getting fingerprinted it is no time for jokes!


Miss Teacha said...

well at least your district keeps running the checks. There ain't no telling who's working with our kids here. But still you shouldn't have to pay for it over and over again. The background check should be apart of your compensation package.

ms.understood said...

Miss Teacha--
My district is carefully screening teachers at least for fingerprints (on our dollar) BUT we have been in the news three times in the past year for moral (and legal) indiscretion of administrators. I am not sure that fingerprinting system is foolproof. We have managed to have some interesting prediciments in spite of it!