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Thank you

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by jumpingstar, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. jumpingstar

    jumpingstar New commenter


    Over the past few days I have been reading the threads about your awful situations and would like to say a massive thank you. I am going through a very difficult situation at work myself, which in the past 6 months has meant I have spent weekends in tears and just when I think things are getting better they just get 10 times worse!

    It has made me realise that I am not alone and thatI am dealing with my situation in the best way I can. It is such a shame as I adore the children so much and wish I didn't have to leave them but sadly my sanity is my priority (how selfish, right?)

    My heart goes out to you all. My one piece of advice would be - look after yourself and remember that a teacher who is living life in fear every day is never going to be effective. A management who doesn't realise that is not effective and you need to look after yourself first and foremost. When you are given kind and effective support and guidance, rather than constant criticism you can grow and develop as a practitioner. Get yourselves into places where that is possible.

    The next few months are going to be hard - but we can make it to the end of the year. Those of us venturing on in September - the end is in sight!
  2. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    Thanks for posting. Hope things better for you soon.

    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  3. jumpingstar

    jumpingstar New commenter

    Thanks and hopefully for you too. I will be sure to check into the forum more frequently now for moments of sanity and support with the knowledge that I am not alone and I am only upset about it because I care!
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    It's good to hear from colleagues who are staying strong right to the end.

    Good luck for next year!

    Best wishes

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  5. jumpingstar

    jumpingstar New commenter

    Thank you Theo. I am positive about being in a supportive atmosphere where I can develop without the pain next year. Just the small matter for finding that job now ... :)
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  6. ilovepoppies

    ilovepoppies New commenter

    Thank you and good luck to you.
  7. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Keep posting on here, chick. xx
  8. jumpingstar

    jumpingstar New commenter

    I intend to @rosievoice ... It has helped my sanity a lot
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  9. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Goodness! But we're all bonkers here! :D:) xxx
  10. englishteach101

    englishteach101 Occasional commenter

    Mad? All the best people are.....
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  11. jumpingstar

    jumpingstar New commenter

    Sometimes you find sanity in the maddest of places @rosievoice
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  12. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    And sometimes the kindness of strangers can move you to tears, @jumpingstar
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  13. carlreddevil

    carlreddevil New commenter

    Very similar to my post earlier in the week. The support on here is amazing and well needed. We will all get through somehow!! I just need a job.
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  14. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    There are a lot of decent people out there. And hurrah for that.

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