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I wish I had a magic wand for you. Seriously, in my dreams you get the perfect job and just before you leave, you let loose on your P.

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HoHumBeachBum 11-18-2019 06:43 AM

Weighing the pros & cons of checking my email outside of contract hours, I decided not to look at it any longer from my home. The next school morning may be an unhappy one as I open my inbox but I won't let it bring me down on my own free time.
I often hear colleagues say they respond almost immediately. That teaches others that you're available at mostly all hours of the day/night.

No thank you.

Munchkins 11-18-2019 03:38 AM

That’s how I felt last year at the public school I retired from. Emails from the P gave me such anxiety it made my blood run cold. Most of the time it was a scolding. I’m so glad I was able to leave.

TeacherPK6 11-18-2019 03:33 AM

I'm so sorry, that really sucks. I try to avoid checking my work email at all during the evenings and weekends. There's really nothing I would "need" to see then (my teammates will all communicate by text if there's something up with them). If you don't do this already, maybe it would be somewhat helpful?

I too wish you could tell your P what you really think!

hikinghiker 11-17-2019 11:35 PM

I have so much email anxiety. I still can't help myself and check it all the time though. Hopefully your emails either die down or stay positive!

NewCAteacher 11-17-2019 07:04 PM

We are constantly getting emails critiquing every little bit of our IEPs down to an atomic level. And being told we need to comply with every new little mandate (ex: you can’t write dates in your IEP goals until after the meeting has taken place) because someone in rural Idaho got his/her feelings hurt over an incorrect date on an IEP. It really is causing distress for me and frankly a lot of depression over feeling like I never do my job exactly the way everyone else wants me too. I cannot live up to their expectations of perfection.

checkerjane 11-17-2019 06:22 PM

My feeling is always, “Good, Lord. What new asinine thing are they expecting us to do now.”

GreyhoundGirl 11-17-2019 05:53 PM

Ha ha, I’m my dreams I let loose on my P too.

Great minds think alike.

Seriously, thank you for the support Keltikmom.

Keltikmom 11-17-2019 05:37 PM

I wish I had a magic wand for you. Seriously, in my dreams you get the perfect job and just before you leave, you let loose on your P.

Summerwillcom 11-17-2019 04:21 PM

You opened the email. 1 of my bf's and I worked w/ the same crabby secretary of our supervisor
a few yrs. Every time I opened 1 of the emails from her it was telling me something I did wrong. She could rant too and was wrong 1/2 the time at least. After awhile, my bf and I started talking about this woman and her nasty emails.
I noticed how my friend was not bothered by the emails after awhile. When I asked her, "Why?" She told me that when ever that lady sent her anything, she'd never open it, but hit delete. She seriously got away w/ it for 2 yrs. It was a counseling agency ( not a school.) Sorry you have a mean P. <3

GreyhoundGirl 11-17-2019 03:05 PM

Whenever I see I have a school email my first thought is, “I wonder what I did wrong now.”

And that sums up my year.

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