Why should I have to use up vacation time when I am doing work anyway? Took the day off to chaperone my daughter's last field trip of the year and was called and asked 1) how to deal with notifying the people who need to know that one of our students has Fifths Disease (don't know why she bothered asking since she involved the principal, the director of student support services and the freaking superintendent!), 2) calling the grandmother of said student to let her know she can return to school tomorrow because she has been cleared by her doctor and 3) that my health aide will be out sick tomorrow and since we can never get a sub at the last minute I get to use one of the last days I have left in this school year to hand out bandaids and ice packs instead of finishing the mountain of paperwork and planning I still have left to do before summer school starts. I TOOK THE DAY OFF PEOPLE!!! Normally my health aide, who was trying to deal with all of this, would call one of the other nurses but none could be found. That's right. Out of SEVEN nurses she couldn't get a hold of a single one. I think I picked a bad week to give up drinking. Ugh. 12 more days and then I'm not only done for the summer but I'm done with this district. Does anyone else deal with this type of stuff? I know things happen "off hours" but am I seriously expected to basically be on duty 24/7? And, if i was making the big bucks I'd just suck it up and deal with it but I'm not.