Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Of Civil Servants and Fake MCs...

LOL! As if they only suddenly realize this.. Fake and 'Fake' MCs...

Gahmen servants do other jobs outside... they work late, so next morning tired... take fake MC. I can't say much for other departments but I think within the school context, many of us take 'fake' but real MCs as well. And it's not because the teachers work late and feel tired the next day.

Tired from the unnecessary paper work, meetings, etc, etc. This is 5 months into the year. I've not taken any CRK or MCs but I am beginning to feel very tempted to. Reason being? Relief classes....and the other 'out-of-hours' (but they tell us it's within working hours) nonsense. Sometimes it cannot be helped that some teachers have to go out for meetings and all that. But quite a number are on MCs too.... and the joke is sometimes those who seem to take more MCs are still awarded the Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (APC). And then the bosses themselves.... it would also help if they lead by example... I had a boss once who did that, take the relief and made sure the other bosses (who anyway had less teaching periods) did the same. But they tell us also that relief classes are part of our duties....

I don't know how long more I'll hold out before I succumb.... so many things can qualify for MCs, right? Right now, I have a thumping headache... maybe I should have taken an MC today and stayed at home instead of coming to school, and then be saddled with a relief class when I have 5 classes today and need to get my mid-term paper ready which I've had to wait and then when I got it, had to be reprinted cos it was printed wrongly..... Our admin people does not see it wise to invest in one of those photocopiers which can arrange the papers as well. Hundreds of man hours are wasted doing this clerical job every year! Instead they see it necessary to spend the money of frills...

This is my second relief this week.... and on Thursday, there's bound to be one more cos of the way my time-table is arranged. So I might end up with 28 periods for the week. My own 25 are all for English.... that's already heavy. But that's another grouse for which there are no ears which will listen. We have software to do the time-tabling now but the quality of the arrangement leaves much to be desired compared to those days when it was manually done.... this surely qualifies as one of the good ole days' stuff. So, plod until cannot tahan?... that makes 'fake' MCs kinda attractive, don't you think?

So fake MCs... more than meets the eye. It's also an indication of the failure to instill good ethics, conscience.... a generation mollycoddled, pampered and fed with the looking good on the outside culture.... My conscience is still pricking me but I feel less of its pricks with the fed up level increasing....

1 comment:

Thomas C B Chua said...

AJ 7.fake MCs is as old as prostitution in the teaching service. Take your break if you really need it. Don't be a hero/heroine like Yours Sincerely - 7 MCs onli in 32 years of service, only to relieve those who gave fake MCs. And there was no citation at the end of your service for your sacrifice. Once I was really sick but was called back for the sack of a school inspector. My not condescending would "jejaskan prestasi sekolah." according to the idiot of a "pengetua." I did not succumb but asked him to talk to my doctor. Some "pengetuas" only cares for their skin!!! And this is a "pengetua" with 3 "pangkats" so you can imagine how he polishes his apples.

Remember that" we are in the world but not of the world." 4got my Bible quote oleli.