Sharing some grim, I know doing this will halve it, thank you. I have no teacher offload receptacle in my home at the moment. I have had a full on week. I accepted a "task" from my HT which turned out to take three whole days when it should have taken three hours. You know the sort of thing-spreadsheets that misbehave, pivotal people not there when you want them, reprographic systems failing to oblige. Children coming to ask for extra projects when you're madly busy, to which you cannot refuse. You get through these things by...well...getting on with it. But the longer it takes, the less sleep you have, the more you ignore your family, the more you find yourself fantasising a conversation on completion like this- "Here you are, I'm done, here are the documents, hope all is ok with them" "Ah, lovely, thanks so much, bet you're happy to be able to focus on the teaching bit again!" "Well, it took me so long, it's just good to have finished. Not sure I would volunteer for that again, mind" "I get it. I appreciate the extra time. Thanks. Enjoy your day" That's the fantasy. This is what happened- "Here you are, all done as promised" "There's a bit missing" "Ah-well I couldn't get the info for that, because...." "Look, when you take a task, you OWN it, ok?" "Erm..." "And there is a deadline. It's today in half an hour. When are you going to finish it?" "Erm...? I am actually teaching the rest of the day" "A deadline!" "I understand that. I could look into it after school, but cannot promise anything" "A deadline. Can we be clear what that means?" "What would you like me to do? "Own it. Do it during your next lesson" "Erm.....?" I wont go on. Just nasty. (I cried. I am exhausted. I worked my butt off. Then was told how rubbish I am) 's ok now. I have perspective. The job's still good enough for my needs. But What happened to make this flavour of management? How can somebody so swiftly and purposefully deflate a person upon whom they rely? Why, not just in my story, do I read of so many others suffering the same crabp? What happened? Who grows up wanting to be a person like this?