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Dear James - stress, sick leave and reference

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by rusmus, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. rusmus

    rusmus New commenter

    Dear James
    I need a bit of advice. I am very stressed (work related - over worked, no mentor meetings or real mentor support and an SMT who have advised me to handle the situation myself). I called the TSN yesterday and they were really helpful and allowed me to clarify my thoughts a bit.
    They suggested I see my doctor and get some time off on sick leave. I have never even considered this. I've worked in industry for 12 years before becoming a teacher and this never crossed my mind then. I spoke to my family and they said that I should think about it.
    The one thing that concerns me is that my mentor would mention this leave on any reference for a future job (my mind is made up I have to leave at the end of the school year for my own peace of mind)., and this would be detrimental to any job application?
    And do I have to tell my mentor I'm applying for a job - or just when I get an interview? I've had a lot of conflicting advice on this area.
    Many thanks in advance for your time and advice
    rusmus
     
  2. rusmus

    rusmus New commenter

    Dear James
    I need a bit of advice. I am very stressed (work related - over worked, no mentor meetings or real mentor support and an SMT who have advised me to handle the situation myself). I called the TSN yesterday and they were really helpful and allowed me to clarify my thoughts a bit.
    They suggested I see my doctor and get some time off on sick leave. I have never even considered this. I've worked in industry for 12 years before becoming a teacher and this never crossed my mind then. I spoke to my family and they said that I should think about it.
    The one thing that concerns me is that my mentor would mention this leave on any reference for a future job (my mind is made up I have to leave at the end of the school year for my own peace of mind)., and this would be detrimental to any job application?
    And do I have to tell my mentor I'm applying for a job - or just when I get an interview? I've had a lot of conflicting advice on this area.
    Many thanks in advance for your time and advice
    rusmus
     

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