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Update to 'Help, I think I'm going to lose my job...'

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by Frightenedtodeath, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Frightenedtodeath

    Frightenedtodeath New commenter

    Long story short:

    Since my last post several members of the SLT have been demoted from Jan - on protected pay.
    Those left (three including the Head) are expected to pick up the slack - RI school of 1500 kids. THREE OF US!

    I'm supposed to be grateful that I haven't been demoted but I feel like I'm being punished for being good at my job. The others are now on a sweet deal with protected pay helping them towards retirement.
    Work harder for the same money - I'm already on the very edge of coping.

    Meeting with the boss of the MAT on Thurs. What do I do?
  2. newposter

    newposter Occasional commenter

    Three is a much more realistic SLT size in my opinion.
  3. Frightenedtodeath

    Frightenedtodeath New commenter

    Three SLT to lead an RI school of 1500 students? Seriously? When do you think I should fit in all of the extra work that this slimming down will cause? Where does the work of the other four go?
  4. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    I think you may well be best asking the leading questions you have identified right at the start with the boss of the MAT.

    I assume some of the work will end up being passed down to non SLT staff....
    rachelpaula008 likes this.
  5. rachelpaula008

    rachelpaula008 Star commenter

    Yes, Yoda - the poor non SLT staff who are being squeezed to death already.

    Sorry to hear of your situation ftd.
  6. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    Yes it has nowhere else to go.

    I don't agree with it but this is what will happen.
    rachelpaula008 likes this.
  7. Frightenedtodeath

    Frightenedtodeath New commenter

    The work can't go to anyone else; SLT responsibilities can't simply be passed on.
    Perhaps I should be grateful that I still have a job - for now.

    Last night I had a dream that my old Head told me that he would never take me back because I had the arrogance to leave. Biggest mistake I ever made was leaving my beloved last job, I have this dream about once a fortnight :(
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2015

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