Wednesday, May 11, 2005

new job

I am not a person who changes jobs easily. I worked at my other 2 jobs for 10 years each.I left both due to involuntary transfers due to drop in enrollment, where I was last hired so first to go.

I have never felt at home in the school I went to this year. It started when I first met the principal & she bragged about missing her son's birthday to go to work.

It got worse when my husband had abdominal surgery for suspected cancer & I was out for a week.when I came back,only one person asked me if me husband died, got better or remanined in a coma! (he is fine now, but it was a hairy time)

Plus I went from teaching severely handicapped children in my own class to co-teaching with 2 5th grade teachers with children with mild learning problems.Big difference! Neither of those teachers were very welcoming, not mean, but into looking out for themselves, which didn't include encouraging a new person.

In short, it has been a nightmare!

I kept a positive outlook & tried to findk some good in every day.I made a friend. It is okay.

But , yesterday I interviewed for a new job!

I went to a Saturday workshop. I didn't want to go , it was The Week of the Tooothache. There I saw a resource teacher I knew who said that other people wanted to hire me & told me about this unit that was new.It si a severe & multi disability unit, self contained. The principal had asked for me.

I went yesterday & there was really no interview to it! She asked me if I wanted to come & hugged me when i said yes! I said I had mailed her my resume (when really I couldn't find it) and she said , "I don't need a resume! I have heard so many good things about you!" (I don't want to come off as bragging here, but I was highlly respected in my old school & my ego was severely challenged in the one I am sentenced to now)

Its a good thing because Dragon Lady  of the Carreer Women was not at all pleased when I told her I was taking a half day to go to Caitlin's graduation from 8th grade today!

I am ready to shake the dust of that place off my feet!


stormie4851 said...

SHAKE IT, SHAKE IT!!!!!!......................STORMIE

karebear4x4 said...

Congrats on your new job!   definitely shake that old one   happy for you!~kbear

fannneee said...

Yeah for you (jumping up and down)!!

riverdaughter196 said...

Congrats to you on your new job.  

ctx424 said...

Oh I do Hope that you like your new Job. Sounds like you love what you do, you just need the right surroundings. Good luck with it all.
I know that with my situation, Family is FIRST!, and my boss and coworkers are the same way....even though we may have conflicts and hurtles...We all agree that Family comes first.
Take care

justaname4me2 said...

Congrats on your new job! It sounds like it was just in time. I hope your new place is much more compassionate, much more likeable and most important, a place you enjoy going too!

alphawoman1 said...

Life is wonderful at times!  How wonderful for you!  (it took me days to find my resume....the company I work for had it on record in St. Louis! Thank God!)

auntiemayme said...

So glad your sentence was commuted.  Onward............

gaboatman said...

I am so happy for you.  It speaks volumes for you that you were asked for even before you applied for this new position.  Way to go!  Sam

jmorancoyle said...

Congrats and good luck. The Dragon Lady of the Carreer Women is foolish, and you know it. You know what that 'work is everything' attitude does to a family. Your husband and Caitlin needed you more during those times than your principal did.
P.S. About those multiplying rabbits? Tricks are for kids.

jtuwliens said...

Congratulations on your new endeavor!  Dust yourself off and enjoy your new opportunities.  Sounds like your new employment will appreciate you so much more.

sanforized6 said...

Good news!! Think you did the right thing. NOW, ENJOY IT!! rich

lamove04 said...

I'm so happy for you, Marti-- you deserve to be in a workplace where you'll be respected and treated nicely.  It's great that your reputation is known in your community.  Good luck,and I'm also glad that your husband is better!  --Albert

galadriel92000 said...

Ohh Marti thats terrific!!  I'm so glad to hear you're going to be in a job you will be happier in...and maybe have your talents and gifts more appreciated..since they seem to already know what you can do!!
  You GO GIRL!!
Marie in TN

ihavetea said...

congratulations on your new job!  

there are people who put career over family, and that's so backwards.  i'm glad to hear you found a better place.