Everything has a good side. I know that now.
After the jubilation of knowing that I finally have my assignment advise from DepEd, I thought it was the end of my misery as a “caveman”. Tambay in colloquial terms. I thought I would finally be able to teach in a public school. But I learned from my superiors that I still have to wait for the appointment from the Division Office before I can officially start teaching. My whole world came crashing down after that but I had no time anymore to wallow in failure and false hopes. I was so over that. I had to move forward. Thus came the decision of volunteering at the District Office.
So what do I do as a volunteer? I act as the District Supervisor’s secretary, together with two other volunteers. I make letters, indorsements, transmittals, etc. I also respond to whatever the teachers from the Central School request. There are times when we get so busy, especially when there are meetings, contests, or visitors, but there are also times when we get so busy doing nothing.
It’s tiring, yeah, but at least my days now are more productive than compared to the past few months. I have been oriented to the different forms and reports the teachers need to make and accomplish and the stresses of the teachers that they get every day from their pupils, the parents, and the District Supervisor.
What’s the best part of being a volunteer so far? For me, it is learning how to photocopy using this monstrous machine. Hahaha. I have also learned how to open it every time the paper jams. I don’t know why I enjoy it so much and I don’t know why the reason of my enjoyment is so shallow but never mind. I am hoping for your kindest consideration. Hahaha.
Another thing. I also learned that there’s a word “indorsement”. At first, I thought the school statistician just had it wrong. I was thinking of “endorsement”. But there really is a word “indorsement”. It is a promotional statement written at the back of a bill, note or other instrument. It could also be written on a separate sheet.
I just hope this “volunteerism” thing won’t last long, because as much as I enjoy my job as a photocopier/encoder/secretary, I know I belong to the teaching force. ^_^