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Rough week

May 20th, 2016 at 06:33 am

It's been a rough week. I've been spending too much money eating out but I realize that it's as a result of a tough work week. I really need to put a plan in motion to be as careful as I can with money. Don't get me wrong; we've done well for ourselves but I need to hoard as much money as we can to make the relocation in a few years as smooth as possible. My job is literally sucking the day life out of me. Between administrators that feel compelled to micromanage everything to horrendous apathy from students, I feel professionally defeated and it's causing me to be irritable, moody and not a fun person to be around at times. At times, I feel I should maybe look for another job but the thought of starting new some place else makes me extremely nervous. Today, I build up the courage to dig out my teaching license certificate to make a copy of it and the other day I worked on updating my resume. There are some positions I can apply and at least get an interview. I know I should try but fear paralyzes me. What do you think?

7 Responses to “Rough week”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I think it's worth the try. It doesn't mean the new place will be better, but you might regret it if you don't try to find something else. Life isn't suppose to be so hard!

  2. Laura S. Says:

    It is that time of year. I am feeling the same way with school right now. However, if you feel it is more than just the end of the year "chaos", I would definitely try and find something else!

  3. snafu Says:

    Oh my, the situation you describe is being felt all the way up here. I've a friend who has just been approved for medical leave starting today until the end of term June 29th to recommence mid August. Admin is driving staff and students up the wall, parent are screaming, no one agrees on bathrms and all are losing focus on curriculum. The kids know there are no consequences for apathy and absence except grade 12 students whose marks or scholarship applicants require national exams.

    They don't pay scale but private schools whose emphasis is curriculum offer motivated students. The issue for friends working in that subset is all the extra time they are expected to donate. Family???what's that?? colleagues and students are your family!

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I feel like that sometimes. My work in March-June is like a tsunami. March-May major deadline: super busy and tons of work. Post May major deadline- June/early June the work pretty much disappears instantly and doesn't roll in again until after our new financial year (1July) when people start bringing work in to be done. I try to be positive but it's hard sometimes. Hence why I'm taking a full month off in 3 weeks because I don't feel like I need to be there so I might as well take my holidays. I'm not scared of working somewhere else, I look at the time I've spent there as valuable, have learned a lot and work with nice people. But working somewhere else is a gamble you know you have a 50% chance of working somewhere better, 50% chance of working somewhere worse so take that into consideration.

    Good luck Smile

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm not sure that other school situations would be much better. However, if you really feel at the end of your rope, then venturing out and seeing what possibilities there are, might help. Wouldn't hurt.

    As much as I sometimes dislike my current job (and miss the eager to learn students vs. the apathetic ones) I don't miss much else about teaching.

  6. MonkeyMama Says:

    I'd say you have nothing to lose!

  7. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Go for it. It can't be worse. Since looking for a job is supposed to be a full time thing don't feel bad being tired. This summer will help.

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