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getting through next four weeks

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by jibberjabber77, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. jibberjabber77

    jibberjabber77 New commenter

    any advice on surviving the last four weeks before I leave for a new job. have left other jobs before but never wanted to leave so badly as I do now
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  2. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Head down and count the days...........it's all you can do.
  3. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    I feel for you. The last lap can feel interminable....
  4. 8sycamore

    8sycamore Occasional commenter

    There isn't long left.
    Figure out in advance how you can make each day bearable.
    Can you get in on any low stress trips?
    Essential educational videos for those challenging groups.
    Keep telling yourself that you will be paid more for the summer than the length of time you have left to work.
    Good luck!
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  5. lardylegs

    lardylegs Occasional commenter

    Make yourself a little countdown chart. Itemise what you have to do each day. Do not do one iota extra.

    Book something fabulous for the day after the end of term.
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  6. thejudgesscoresarein

    thejudgesscoresarein Occasional commenter

    Countdown the days till you leave, the last weeks of term do usually go quick especially when there is a lot to do.
  7. binaryhex

    binaryhex Lead commenter

    You can sign yourself off for seven days. How are you feeling today ...... ?
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  8. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Why on earth do that if you're not ill?
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  9. starlightexpress

    starlightexpress Occasional commenter

    Countdown the days in your diary. Get your family and friends to do the same. I had a long notice period from my last job and worked out the % and fraction completed and left at the end of each block of 5 days. It really helped me. 4 weeks will fly by. It’s only 20 days. 19 now! 18 if we don’t count today. 15 after the weekend. Half way through by next weekend. Think to the next role you have, after that lovely summer break of longer than you’ve got left. Reward with treats on each Wednesday or Friday. Move out your things gradually each evening. You’ll then walk in each day and see you’re going- I did that in my job before the last one. I knew I then could walk out with just my pencil case.

    You’re nearly there!
  10. lardylegs

    lardylegs Occasional commenter

    This is such good advice, which I am following myself. 12 days left for me. I am shifting stuff a little bit at a time, sorted the desk drawers today, returned resources to where they belong, tidied stuff in the cupboard and so on. Taken home everything which belongs to me and not the school.

    Tomorrow I will rescue my lovely mugs from the staffroom.

    Walking out with my pencil case is my new ambition!
  11. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    Do the minimum.
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  12. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    I worked out how much each week/then day/then lesson earned me... So when a pupil was making a lesson difficult, I would think to myself: 'that hour was a nightmare BUT I've just banked £....' And smile.

    Worked for me!
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  13. Progressnerd

    Progressnerd Occasional commenter

    God I remember that so well.

    You say to yourself you'll just get your head down and get through it but every day something really challenging happens - be it pupil behaviour or SLT try and catch you out or make you feel anxious over something.

    It's hard - but just get through each week and tick it off, make sure you have something nice planned midweek, that always helps IMO e.g a nice meal or a cinema date or something.

    It's ridiculous how desperate you get to just leave and never return to a place of work. The very definition of toxic environment.
  14. Lucilla90

    Lucilla90 Occasional commenter

    That is the kind of comment which could affect some people’s attitudes towards those who are genuinely off ill.
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  15. binaryhex

    binaryhex Lead commenter

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  16. suzuki1690

    suzuki1690 New commenter

    As another poster said, can you organise something to get you away from the difficult classes to regain your strength? If you feel that bad, honestly see your doctor, get signed off. No job should be getting you into this state. What would you advise a friend to do in this position? Dont just carry on through some mistaken believe that you have to. If its that vad see your doctor and look after yourself.
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  17. starlightexpress

    starlightexpress Occasional commenter

    It’s a good feeling, knowing all personal bits are safely at home. Is it 11 days now? All the best.
    agathamorse likes this.
  18. starlightexpress

    starlightexpress Occasional commenter

    Is it now three weeks and a day or 16 days?

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