Frustrated with a couple of friends who are also co-workers
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
November 30, 2017 9:33am CST
Ever been in a situation where you work with friends, but are frustrated with what they're doing on the job? One is my immediate boss at the preschool. Yesterday, she shooed me away as she was dealing with a favorite kid of mine, a 2 1/2-year old who was crying and had been for 15 minutes. She's been micro-managing us, and I kind of wish she's just stay out of the classroom! Another is an Administrator for whom English is a second language. I'm transferring my medical insurance to the preschool, and she's making it really difficult by giving me incomplete instructions and then dumping things back on me when she makes a booboo. Oh well, this too shall pass. The image is of Mark Twain's daughter, Susy, taken in 1873. Her expression reflects how I feel right now.
22 people like this
• United States
As a special education teacher, I was always disappointed and frustrated by regular education teachers who felt they needed to tell me how to provide support for my special education students who were mainstreamed into their classrooms. I ignored them and did what I knew was best, but I sure did not appreciate their interference.
• United States
@GardenGerty One teacher interfered far too often regarding the support I was providing for my students, and I told my principal I was pulling my students from that classroom and would teach the subject matter myself. My principal granted my request.
that is a pain...I also have one co-worker that drives me up the wall sometimes, she’s just a teacher same as I am but she’s approaching retirement and she thinks she knows it all that she’s always in everyone’s business...and the worst part of it all is that our principal listens to her without weighing the facts first! But I’ve learned to just shake her off and avoid her all together, and if she oversteps on my rights well I fight back...by smiling and pointing out that it is absolutely none of business...
@TheHorse ...It is kind of difficult to tell others that. They take it as offense. Sigh...I have tried all the methods, and so I have realized best way is to rationalize, and if they don't accept the truths, then be nasty because it means they understand and realize and are still obtuse.
I have retired from my teaching and school supervisory and administrative job for 25 years. My frustrations, disgust, ill comfort or misunderstanding among my co employees are so many as the sand in the seashore, but I overcame all of them by ignoring them
• East Tawas, Michigan
When I worked at a local daycare center, we had a screamer among the work staff! I'd be so stressed out, working under those conditions, for hours at a time:( It made the children, and me, a nervous wreck! On top of that, she lied to our boss and got me in trouble! People can be awful, so they don't have to admit they're wrong
• Walnut Creek, California
What makes it really hard for me is that both people are good friends. The Director is GREAT, but she's been grumpy and overly controlling recently. Screaming at kids, as you experienced, is bad for them in many ways. I could go all psychological on you and say that screaming increases cortisol, a stress hormone, and chronically elevated cortisol is bad for the hippocampus, a brain structure essential for memory retention. So stress inhibits learning, and we're trying to get our littlies to learn!
Grumpy look...hmmm ...am I glad I am not the "administrator for whom English is a second language". If it is any consolation two and a half years old children are adorable. I love princess as you know. So she likes using my cell phone now...listening to motu patlu video while she tries to eat her lunch. She can't pronounce YouTube as yet. I kind of want her to stay at my home, forever. She drew up small rounds she called ice creams...and she said this is for dada (her father), this is for paternal grandma, this is for brother, this is for atta (that is me), this is for me (hmmm I came before her), this is for attata (my father), and then her mother. This one is really really great child. Pity she will grow up.