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Griff 03-22-2012 06:36 AM

Sorry to hear that man. Burnout rates are high is spec ed, its just very taxing. If we add that to the cultural disdain for teachers and the money issue it can be hard to keep them. Friend of a friend (physics/math) just quit mid-year of his 7th year in favor of an engineering offer. He was tired of the nonsense and more than doubled his income. I hope you get another good one.

ZenGum 03-22-2012 06:42 AM

I too am pissed off about work.

The teaching itself is very good.

The bureaucracy is a major PITA.

My boss is a complete #$%T.

Lamplighter 03-22-2012 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZenGum (Post 802867)
I too am pissed off about work.

The teaching itself is very good.

The bureaucracy is a major PITA.

My boss is a complete #$%T.

I understand the "#" and the "%", and I googled the "$", but I can't figure out the "T".
Is it a pictograph, a very short acronym, or just a typo ?

infinite monkey 03-22-2012 09:05 AM

:lol:

It's a rebus! (Darn, if HLJ had posted that I could have said It's a rebus, Jebus!)

Zen, thanks. I am not glad you have some of the same issues but I am glad I'm not the only one. Gee, Mrs Misery loves her some company, doesn't she? And by 'she' I mean 'me.' ;)

classicman 03-22-2012 12:21 PM

Thanks all. I spoke to her today at length about other things, yet she still hasn't let on that she is leaving.
I found out through other usually reliable sources.
I'm hoping they are somehow wrong, but ...
@griff - apparently she is staying in Spec Ed. I can see the reasons for burnout though.
There have been several others who have already left.
Spec Ed seems to be the forgotten aspect of teaching. They seem more overworked,
overloaded and underpaid than the others. :(

Lamplighter 03-22-2012 12:27 PM

Quote:

They seem more overworked,
overloaded and underpaid than the others.
It may be that they are paid from other funds (fed->state->county->district)
than the regular school budgets.

classicman 03-22-2012 12:28 PM

Partially, yes. Griff probably knows more. Perhaps he will elaborate. I'm interested to know.

Nirvana 03-22-2012 01:04 PM

I swear I think my bank is giving my debit card out to people. This is the second time since Nov that someone has emptied my checking account and now I have to wait 5-10 for a refund. GAAAAAAAAAAAAAH This is not a card I use ANYWHERE> It just comes with my checking account. I usually pay cash. No one can tell me why this is happening since I don't use or carry the card.
I especially liked when I reported the fraud that the person helping me at the end of the conversation told me to have a nice day... REALLY??!!! :mad:

Lamplighter 03-22-2012 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by classicman (Post 802942)
Partially, yes. Griff probably knows more. Perhaps he will elaborate. I'm interested to know.


CBS News
February 11, 2011 12:26 PM

GOP Proposes Additional $26 Billion in Cuts for 2011

Quote:

After an emergency meeting on Thursday night,
House Republicans have seemingly coalesced behind a plan to immediately cut
an additional $26 billion from the federal budget - pledging a return to the ambitious budget figure
outlined in the Republican "Pledge to America," and giving strength to a chorus of conservative voices in the GOP."
<snip>
"Our intent is to make deep but manageable cuts in nearly every area of government,
leaving no stone unturned and allowing no agency or program to be held sacred,"
said Rep. Harold Rogers, the Kentucky Republican who leads the House Appropriations Committee, in a statement.
<snip>
According to the AP, Rogers warned on Wednesday
that the depth of such reductions could lead to layoffs in the FBI, harm to national air traffic control,
and deductions in funding for health research, special education,
and grants for low-income college students.


classicman 03-22-2012 03:27 PM

Quote:

"Our intent is to make deep but manageable cuts in nearly every area of government,
leaving no stone unturned and allowing no agency or program to be held sacred,"
I'm not entirely against this in theory.
Cutting waste is good. Cutting needed services is bad.
Quote:

the depth of such reductions could lead to layoffs in the FBI,
good - thats a start.
Quote:

harm to national air traffic control,
I'm sure he meant MORE harm.
The guys repeatedly sleeping on the job seems potentially harmful to me. ;)
Quote:

and deductions in funding for health research, special education,
and grants for low-income college students.
some good, some bad and some ugly...

infinite monkey 03-26-2012 09:36 AM

I know I keep complaining about my job. I know I should be grateful to have one.

But here we go again. I HAD to put on my calendar once a week to check a certain year's balance for a certain program that I closed out a LONG TIME AGO. Zero balance.

Why do I have to keep checking? Well, today I came in and there is no longer a zero balance. Someone reported something. What? Why didn't I know? Why am I sitting here running reports to see if the new number matches our system? Why am I taking time to do this on a year that was actually completed? And why SHOULD I be spending my time reconciling another program because OUR system has serious failings in reporting to the feds...and I have to fix millions of dollars by hand. Student by student.

I want to throw my hands in the air. I feel like I'm being set up. And yes, I refuse to spend my life here just because everything is so poorly managed.

I'm sick of it. :(

Sorry.

infinite monkey 03-26-2012 09:39 AM

I'm a woman of inaction. No, I'm a woman stuck.

No, I suck. No, it's not my fault. Yes, it's my fault. Failure. Complainer.

Loser.

Words.

monster 03-26-2012 10:02 AM

They suck. You rock. Please take care to get this right in future.

infinite monkey 03-26-2012 10:32 AM

Thanks.

So the guy who threatened us by phone (who admittted to anger due to PTSD from a stint in the service [have to always be vague} came in and since I was the one who took charge of the issue on Friday (while my boss slipped back into her doored, lockable office) the person waiting on me informed me. Said student also asked for a cow orker by name. Cow orker was like "what's going on?" and I once again went through the whole story, noting "you were not here when it transpired."

Seemingly all is OK at this point.

conversations involving security and managerial support will occur.

Meanwhile, awaiting a response as to the numbers discrepancy.

Undertoad 03-26-2012 04:55 PM

J's car is still within a few months and a few thousand miles of factory warranty, but for some reason $2K in clutch repair is simply not covered.


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