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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Samjam1, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Samjam1

    Samjam1 New commenter

    I'm lucky to have a stable job, I know. I'm lucky not to have a dangerous, awful job. And etc. I don't feel lucky, sometimes. I feel like crying. Anyone else?

    Tonight, I have off loaded my son, and I can't sleep. and I just want to cry; and the thought of school tomorrow is so difficult. And yet I love my job really - so what's going wrong?
  2. Your not lucky at all to feel like this, you are in a miserable situation if the thought of going to work makes you cry. Very few jobs involve the sustained level of personal abuse and critisosm that teaching does, both from children and SMT. Just look at the grading criteria, it isn't possible for a teacher to ever be graded "good enough" - what sort of nonsense is that!!!
    You say not dangerous, but emotionally it is, and physically it is sometimes too. You are right to value job security though, and it is worth SOME bad times to keep that, but not constant bad times.
    I hope this is just a short bad spell for you, and that things will improve soon. I've had a lot of ups and downs, but am very happy just now, not a lot has changed, my boss has gained a little more training and experience of management, my classes suit my own particular skills....
    Would it help to think a bit long term, where do you want to go with your career, Pastoral promotion? subject promotion? What skills and training do you need. Is there anyone in authority at your school who would sit down and plan with you? A bit of specialist trainingt and a slight change indirection might refresh you. Are you keeping your eyes open for different school? Or do you feel you could stay in the school you are in with a bit more input?
    Good luck, I hope you feel better soon. Which part of the country are you in? PM if you want.
  3. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    Its a very intense job! Hope you're feeling a little happier now the morning is here. If not I hope you can put your finger on what's making you feel like this. As someone who doesn't have ANY job it does suck (especially the 100+ applications with no success), but being in one where your feeling like you are is far worse (or at least it was for me). Big Hugs! x
  4. tartetatin

    tartetatin New commenter

    I'm not sure the job is necessarily a big part of the problem ... or at least that's the feeling I got in the OP.
    Are you feeling a bit fed-up in general, Samjam?
    Sorry to hear it anyway. I can totally relate and sympathise x
  5. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Samjam.......lovely to see you back but sorry you are sad.
    Maybe it's hormonal?
    Big hugs anyway xxxxx
  6. moonpenny

    moonpenny Occasional commenter

    You sound really low! It can be normal to feel like that about your job from time to time especially at this point in the term when most of us feel shattered. (and the night before another long and tiring day ahead)
    However, it could be that you are suffering from some degree of depression.
    Anyway, take care and maybe a trip to the doctors?
    Hopefully, when you read this the day won't have been as bad as you thought it would and you have the weekend to look forward to...just take it easy if you can and do something nice. Treat yourself even if it is only to a cup of coffee and a magazine in a cafe somewhere (that is what I always do to cheer myself up)
  7. I agree with Lily. Sorry you feel sad at the moment. Just remember how ace you are. And no-one can be Pollyanna permanently! xx
  8. And if all else fails, remember how pretty you are! Remember the first time I saw you I was lost and looking for the pub at the Brum meet? First thing I thought when I asked you the way was how pretty you were!
  9. Was it Prof Dumbledore with you? My second thought was "I wish my bust was like that".

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