January 22, 2009

[ crappy thursday ]

Today was one of the worst days at work in the past three years.
{The following is part complaining, part soul-searching - read at your own risk!}
Long story, short, we had to make some hard decisions today that we had to have long, grueling discussions about. It was difficult and exhausting. My opinion was overruled, which isn't anything new, but this time, I felt very strongly about my opinion. Usually, with similar situations, I am the "yes" person - I seek the best in students and 99% of the time give them the benefit of the doubt, even when everyone else tells me they don't deserve the benefit of the doubt. But this time, I felt in my gut that this was a "no" situation. That is hard for me. I've continued to think about this for the remainder of the day.
Was I wrong? Were we all hearing different things? Was it our value systems?
Or am I overthinking it?!
Add to that students still needing schedule changes, teachers complaining about class sizes & students they don't want in their classes, trying to figure out a crummy situation where students are being given the short end of the stick, and the never-ending paperwork piling up on my desk.
I will be so happy one week from tomorrow at around 7pm. The countdown is on.


Olivieri Portrait Design said...

I am counting down too!!! I'm so excited!!!

Mikaela said...

I'm sorry you had a crappy day. It is hard when you have to deal with others in making decisions. I know, too, there are many opinionated educators in that district, my sisters included. SHHHHH, don't say I said anything! HAHA! Here is my disclaimer though, I truthfully have no idea what is going on! :) I hope you get schedules squared away (yeah right, huh?) and life moves on and gets easier. Always a good wish!