|Not the Easter bunny, but good to cuddle anyway!|
Just a gripe about work (well, wouldn't you if this happened?)...I have completed four days, and yes, it did get better (so thank you for your kind comments of support/commiseration)...but...a very big BUT...the Education Department only pays me for five hours, and I am there from 8.15-3.15pm. I called payroll and they said that they pay maximum of five hours and I have to negotiate with the school about my hours (tricky, seeing as I had already worked two days at that point)! So, I approached the registrar and said that I had only been paid for five hours and had worked seven. She stared at me for a couple of seconds, and then said 'the relief hours are 8.15-3.15'. I politely said that I knew the school required me for those hours, but I was only getting paid for five and had to negotiate with the school about it. She stared at me and repeated SLOWLY 'the relief hours are 8.15-3.15. Well, fearing for her safety I went back to the classroom!! When I got home I rang HR at the Department and asked what I could do about the situation, as surely I couldn't be covered by insurance if I was on-site unpaid, and I don't work for free! HR agreed, and helpfully said that I should contact the Principal. Requiring these things in writing, I promptly emailed him the whole scenario and will hopefully receive a reply by the end of the school holidays. I probably won't get called back to the school...but I did notice the Principal's job was advertised...ALMOST enticing to think I could possibly be that registrars' boss...but not enticing enough to apply LOL!
Ok, onto the bit where I need advice! We are two months off weaning, and about three months off show-time. I was thinking of taking five of the cria, but I'm not sure if their fleece is up to par. Especially troubling is deciding who is better between Chance and Chester, or if either are any good. I am also looking for potential studs...again, I'm not an expert with the fleeces...so any advice is good! I apologise in advance for the photos...I was dodging spitting Mum's (the Mum's have all gone a bit over-protective of their four month olds for some reason...maybe they know what I have planned in two months time)? Oh, and I included Adlin and his fleece, which seems to have improved a bit!
|This is Cocoa on the side...|
|Cocoa's fleece and she had LOADS of it!|
|Tegan's fleece, low microns but the only 'paca to not receive a ribbon in last year's show????|
|Just getting in a quick squeeze of Chai whilst his mother is distracted|
|Chai has crimp that goes all the way to the ends!|
|Chances' fleece - suprise!|
|Chester's light fawn fleece (looking white), but I pulled it a bit too tightly!|
Just to round it off, I am going to take Adlin to the show, he received a third in class ribbon last year, but his stats weren't too good (19 micron) BUT we need to decide if he has the goods to stud, or should he be wethered (and I will wait for his next fleece stats)...however, his fleece 'feels' better this year (he is 18mths)...so I thought I would throw in a couple of photos of Adlin too...
|Adlin's 'improved' fleece?|
|Adlin with Hubby (and a watchful Mercedes)|