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The last straw...

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by creme egg, May 10, 2012.

  1. <font size="2">I can't take any it more, this job is making me ill and it is not worth it.</font>
    <font size="2">My back hurts; I have developed migraines, IBS, insomnia and a sense of permanent exhaustion. I have posted on here before about my back problems and the very difficult divorce process that I am going through. </font>
    <font size="2">With the risk of being identified I can't go into too much detail but I will make a short summary of issues in my work life and personal life.</font> <font size="2">I work in a PRU and during my first two years I was constantly praised by HT and I always felt valued and appreciated for the very challenging work that is involved in working at a PRU. Since the new HT joined a shadow has come over the place and I feel less valued and I have been undermined on many occasions. </font>
    <font size="2">Following a lesson observation by HT i January I was graded 'satisfactory', prior to this I have always been graded as 'good' or 'outstanding'. HT didn't give me any written feedback to support her judgement. I was so upset I had two panic attacks that night and felt completely undervalued and powerless. I am with the NASUWT and I did say to her that as part of the short of strike action pan I am not to be observed but she told me the strike is a breach of my contract and that she WILL come and observe me again. I felt threatened by this and am still waiting for her to come back and observe me again.</font> <font size="2">I work in a two person department and have more or less run the department for the past three years as the actual HD has kind of left me to get on with it. I have enjoyed the unofficial responsibility and I presumed it would be recognised and eventually I would take over the role (HD has talked about leaving for two years now). Our previous HT was aware of this. </font>
    <font size="2">HD is now leaving and I applied for the post. Current HT never once encouraged me to go for the job but when I saw the job description it became apparent to me that I am already doing the job. However I did had a niggling feeling that HT doesn't want me in the job for some reason or other. I was not surprised that despite a very successful interview, I was not appointed. The job went to a less experienced teacher who has never worked in a PRU. I expect her to take over all the 'unofficial' duties that I have covered and I have no idea of where I stand in the PRU now. </font>
    <font size="2">In a way I feel as if I have been demoted. </font>
    <font size="2">I feel undervalued, patronised and de motivated. How can I continue to work when my chances of promotions are being blocked and my hard work is being ignored?</font>
    <font size="2">I have emailed my union and am waiting for a response. </font>Got a GP appointment later, not sure if I want to be signed off or not...
     
  2. <font size="2">I can't take any it more, this job is making me ill and it is not worth it.</font>
    <font size="2">My back hurts; I have developed migraines, IBS, insomnia and a sense of permanent exhaustion. I have posted on here before about my back problems and the very difficult divorce process that I am going through. </font>
    <font size="2">With the risk of being identified I can't go into too much detail but I will make a short summary of issues in my work life and personal life.</font> <font size="2">I work in a PRU and during my first two years I was constantly praised by HT and I always felt valued and appreciated for the very challenging work that is involved in working at a PRU. Since the new HT joined a shadow has come over the place and I feel less valued and I have been undermined on many occasions. </font>
    <font size="2">Following a lesson observation by HT i January I was graded 'satisfactory', prior to this I have always been graded as 'good' or 'outstanding'. HT didn't give me any written feedback to support her judgement. I was so upset I had two panic attacks that night and felt completely undervalued and powerless. I am with the NASUWT and I did say to her that as part of the short of strike action pan I am not to be observed but she told me the strike is a breach of my contract and that she WILL come and observe me again. I felt threatened by this and am still waiting for her to come back and observe me again.</font> <font size="2">I work in a two person department and have more or less run the department for the past three years as the actual HD has kind of left me to get on with it. I have enjoyed the unofficial responsibility and I presumed it would be recognised and eventually I would take over the role (HD has talked about leaving for two years now). Our previous HT was aware of this. </font>
    <font size="2">HD is now leaving and I applied for the post. Current HT never once encouraged me to go for the job but when I saw the job description it became apparent to me that I am already doing the job. However I did had a niggling feeling that HT doesn't want me in the job for some reason or other. I was not surprised that despite a very successful interview, I was not appointed. The job went to a less experienced teacher who has never worked in a PRU. I expect her to take over all the 'unofficial' duties that I have covered and I have no idea of where I stand in the PRU now. </font>
    <font size="2">In a way I feel as if I have been demoted. </font>
    <font size="2">I feel undervalued, patronised and de motivated. How can I continue to work when my chances of promotions are being blocked and my hard work is being ignored?</font>
    <font size="2">I have emailed my union and am waiting for a response. </font>Got a GP appointment later, not sure if I want to be signed off or not...
     
  3. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    You are not alone. You really aren't.
    Lots of us understand.
     
  4. The solution is to find a new job. Sounds like my own experience of the noble 'profession'.
     
  5. Thank you, it is so sad that it's not just me experiencing this sort of thing. What a mad world!
    I have already decided to resign and I don't even know if I want to stay in teaching after this.
    My collegues are very supportive (not SLT) and although I will miss them it is not worth staying in a job which is causing me such anxiety and grief.

     

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