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There is hope!

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by gold19951, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. gold19951

    gold19951 Occasional commenter

    I just wanted to post for anyone who has been put on a “support plan” or who is off with WRS/depression/anxiety there is light at the end of the tunnel. It’s taken me 9 months to be able to set foot in a classroom again after an SA but I have managed to secure a long term supply job in a lovely, supportive department where they seem very grateful to have me. I don’t have that awful sick feeling in the pit of my stomach on the journey there in the mornings and I can’t believe that as recently as November I thought I would never be able to teach again, or even leave the house. I know it’s still early days, but I remember reading positive posts on here in the depths of depression and genuinely thinking there was no hope, and that it would never happen to me. I know that especially at this time of year, it can seem so bleak - but if you are miserable where you are, know that it’s possible to get out and eventually get (some of!) your mojo back.
    Love and best wishes to everyone on here - there are some wonderfully kind people who gave me some lovely encouraging replies that set me on the long road to recovery. Xx
  2. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    What a lovely post and so good to hear.
    Well done for bouncing back.
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  3. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Lovely news! Well done and I hope your post gives hope to others who are in the position you were. Have merry Christmas!
  4. ATfan

    ATfan Star commenter

    Well done you! Glad that things have worked out well for you as well! You deserve it! :)
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  5. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    Well done, @gold19951 It's lovely to hear this and I hope it brings a glimmer of hope to others.
  6. becky70

    becky70 Occasional commenter

    Well done! It is possible to survive and even thrive after all the nonsense. Good luck with the new post.
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  7. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Well done
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  8. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Well done and good luck from me.
    I am glad to hear that is possible to find a new life.
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  9. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Lead commenter

    Great news! Here's hoping you go from strength to strength!
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  10. Sinnamon

    Sinnamon Established commenter

    Fabulous news @gold19951 :):):)
    You're doing better than me. I left 4 years ago (bullied out), and don't think I'd ever have the nerve to return to the classroom after my experiences.
    Well done to you though, it shows what can be achieved with determination :rolleyes:
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  11. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Isn't this how all teaching jobs should be?
  12. Curae

    Curae Star commenter

    This is great news and it means a lot to many of us on here that you have replied with good news. Remember that you will always be supported right here on TES WPD.

    Much love and seasons greetings.

    May 2019 bring you even more happiness.

    Curae xxx
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  13. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    I would, but not want to do supply as they don't pay into the pension. Or holidays, I thought?
    With all the extra rubbish piled on us now, it isn't fair or worth it without that perk. such as it is. You can no longer plan it as it is no longer a consistent career. There is no guarantee of pay portability, no security and not working for deranged psychos at your next place so it's a 'Goodnight' from me. Sad really. I like teaching and am rather good at it, as were both parents, grandparents and one great-grandparent.
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  14. tenpast7

    tenpast7 Occasional commenter

    I am very pleased for you, but on the flipside, I am seething that anyone in Teaching has to go through such trauma, just in order to continue working.
    It's like being treated as criminals.
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  15. gold19951

    gold19951 Occasional commenter

    Thank you Bedlam. X
  16. gold19951

    gold19951 Occasional commenter

    Thank you Sunshine, and to you. X
  17. gold19951

    gold19951 Occasional commenter

    Thank you ATfan. X
  18. gold19951

    gold19951 Occasional commenter

    Thank you mothorchid. Me too. X
  19. gold19951

    gold19951 Occasional commenter

    Thank you Becky. Oh yes, nonsense abounds in this profession! x
  20. gold19951

    gold19951 Occasional commenter

    Thanks Peakster x

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