Last week was one of the rare weeks of working 5 full days this term… and they were certainly full days! I’ve usually left work by around 4:30 on a Friday, but and 5:30 a few of us were just finishing up … with the feeling of “we need a drink” *sighs all around*.
I still have a massive to do list from last week to tackle when I’m back to it on Tuesday (Canberra Day monday!) and also some notes that didn’t quite get written. I think one extra factor in it being such a draining week was carrying a cold through it… and that I had dropin clinic, and a language group (5 year one boys with langauge needs? argh!!) without the other SP who was off sick all week.
So I’m going slow this weekend. I will get to the gym each day, and I do have other things I’d like to get done, but step by step :)
Today is Internation Women’s Day… I know one group of gusy who are totally not in the spirit of things and will be seeing a stripper or two while out on a bucks night tonight ;) But, more seriously, I’m sitting here contemplating the issues around pay equality. Being in a female dominated workplace, wondering about the value of “Allied health” workers. I suppose we do wind up falling into that “nurturing/caring” category, like teachers and nurses, as we work with children and with adults with disabilities. Are we undervalued due it it being women’s caring work? Or is it just how it is? Honestly I have little idea on the issue and am just musing it over. I know we don’t have the numbers power of teachers and nurses – you know it when the teachers are striking, it affects peoples routines and so forth, but would the general public even hear about a strike of allied health providers? Yes, the clients who were cancelled on, but the rest?
:) I think it’s just a day to think about how far women’s rights have come, and to at least have in your mind that there may still actually be a ways to go.
With that, I’m hungry. What should I have for Brunch? (so over cereal!)