(Closed) In need of some job-related advice..(a little long, sorry!)

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I think you need to stick it out until you find another job.  From what I hear, teaching jobs are not easy to come by and you might be unemployed for a long time if you just leave. Maybe at the end of the year, ask to me transferred back to pre-K or a different grade?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

@thepoTATErs: Sorry that you are going through this. In my experience it’s easier to find a job when you have a job. Suck it up and start looking for jobs now and transfer into a new school. I would not quit. A part of maturing is learning how to get through tough situations. Dig deep, stay focused, ignore the b/s and find a new job now. Good luck.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My understanding (not a teacher, but my mom is) is that leaving mid-year would be considered unprofessional and would be a major barrier to any future employment in the teachng field unless you truly can’t work (like if you are hospitalized, not because you are in an uncomfortable work environment). So unfortunately my advice is to stick with it and do your best.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

It is very difficult to succeed when you have a boss like this. Have you asked for support? Have you met with her specifically to discuss an action plan for your improvement? I think if you haven’t done these things, that is where you need to start. Ask her for advice on how to get the kids who don’t have parental support motivated in your classroom. Don’t sit there and complain about how hard it is for you, identify your challenges and ask for support or advice. Ask her what you can do to help the overall goals of the school. If she feels like you are on her side and willing to make improvements then maybe she will be easier on you. And who knows, maybe she really will have some good advice!

Stick it out for as long as you can. No one wants to go to a job they hate, but sometimes that is just reality. And it might reflect poorly on you and burn bridges if you need a reference in the future. If you are being emotionally abused or harassed by your superiors though, file a complaint.

Darling Husband and I both stayed in jobs we hated for over 3 years and it was a nightmare. We both dreaded going to work every day and came home miserable and drained, it was definitely a strain on our relationship. But before we finally left, we each had conversations like this with our managers so no one could say we didn’t try.

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