On paper and during the initial interview, things looked good. The hours were short and the schedule they showed me had classes that mostly followed a structure with one or two where I had to supplement novels or short stories with worksheets of my own creation. Simple enough. And so I thought I could balance working there and focusing on my goals outside of my work life.
Lo and behold my “actual” schedule is given to me a few days later. The one they had shown me wasn’t the real one. Now, the majority need supplementary material, I have to make a curriculum from scratch for several 1:1 lessons and starting in two weeks, a curriculum for a once a week 2 hour class for kindergarten students who are trying to get into international schools. Creating all of this….takes a huge amount of my time. This is not what I signed up for.
I expressed my concerns to see what could be done and the answer is…nothing. They don’t see how tossing me into this is a problem.
I don’t know how long I am going to last at this job. I just need to keep it until my F2 visa goes through but I already want to hand in my letter of resignation. T_T
Update: Now they want me to write up comments for 30 students I barely know even though the previous teacher already wrote them for the month. I don’t even know all of their names how am I supposed to comment on their abilities?
Okay seriously obsessed with my newest creation: SIMPLE Mexican blend.
Essentially it contains: Steam Fresh Southwestern Rice (½ bag) mixed with sautéed chopped red pepper & onion, black beans and corn. I didn’t measure, just added for my own personal preference.
Last night I sautéed the pepper & onion first w/ EVOO and homemade taco seasoning then once they were my desired texture - no longer crunchy, I added black beans plus more seasoning and transitioned from sauté to simmering, then the corn, then the rice plus a little more seasoning. It took about 10-15 minutes if you include chopping, sautéing and clean up.
Today I reheated half of the mixture and put it in one flour tortilla bowl and topped it with ¼ mashed avocado.
This was seriously SO flavorful and it has protein, veggies and zero meat or dairy! I have a feeling flour tortillas are not vegan but this recipe can easily be made vegan by using corn tortillas! I feel so satisfied and impressed with myself lol. Such a quick and easy dish that I will definitely be making again. I plan to use a whole bag of rice and then double the amount of the add-ins so that I can eat it throughout a week w/ blue corn chips, corn/flour tortillas, as a salad or even just plain in a bowl.
OMG. You guys. This was SO good😳👌 One of my best simple creations I’ve made by far!!
Baby kale/spinach mix, steamed corn, steamed sweet potato, cherry tomatoes, rice & black beans dressed with lime & tahini. You HAVE to try it!! Xx