Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Now I'm the badass


This has been the longest week at school ever!  If Megan doesn’t get back soon I’m retiring no matter what.  I’m getting more and more irritated at work.  I used to be so timid, always the peacemaker, I wanted to avoid conflict so badly I’d let anyone walk all over me.  Times have changed.

I think it’s a combination of age and just the fact that I am completely and totally fed up with the bullsh*t in my profession.  People at work now know that if they don’t want me to tell them exactly what I think – don’t ask me.  I will no longer stand by quietly as they pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.  And you know – that part is fun. 

I’ve always enjoyed the children, but now I’m kinda enjoying being the badass at teacher’s meeting.  I remember when I first started out gasping at some of the things older teachers said, and wondering how they possible got up the nerve to say such thing.  Now I know – its realizing that your boss is a boy and that you know more how to teach your students than he does. Its simply doing the job you were hired to do, regardless of every ‘new idea’ that is the momentary ‘most wonderful thing to come to education ever!’  After all, they will change it for a new ‘most wonderful’ thing next year.

I’m blessed that Nick is willing to listen to my complaints about work.  He’ll listen to my bitching and griping, ask me question, commiserate with me for a while and then come at me with a wooden spoon if he thinks I’m letting it get to me too much.  Can’t ask much more than that.  Now If I can just make it through today and tomorrow we’ll finally be to my spring break and I’ll have ten days off to breath and write!  Cross your fingers for me.

Written by PK at 5:30 PM

40 comments

40 Comments:

At 2:45 AM, Blogger Fondles said...

i'm still a tiny fry in my organisation and i wish i had more solidarity from co workers. but they tend to shove me forward to say my piece but they'll likely just sit back and gape at my audacity.

but in secret tell me they're glad i stood up for what we all thought was right.

how does that help any of us? duh.

anyway, i've decided to just do my work and ignore the crap from the people "above" and do what i can to LOOK LIKE I"M working within their boundaries, while delivering the best education i can to my kids.

and i'm glad BIKSS listens to me gripe too.

*you're brave!*

 
At 5:01 AM, Blogger Roz said...

Hang in here PK, just keep your eyes on the prize - spring break and a whole 10 days without the BS. Must be so frustrating when you have more experience and knowledge than the boss.

I'm glad Nick is willing to listen and let you unload your work frustrations.

Hugs,
Roz

 
At 5:41 AM, Blogger bob said...

New montra for you say 2 more days 2 more days then go to bed bath and beyond and buy a gross of wooden spoons.
You will make it

Bob

 
At 6:10 AM, Blogger Bas said...

You'll make it PK. I'm sure.
Maybe with a little help from your slappy friends at home.
Next funny thing those managers will come up with is that it might be useful if the kids actually learned to count to 10.
Last invention in the Netherlands: a final test for the less gifted children that results in exactly the same points as the standard test. Now those poor less-gifted children don't have to think that they are not so smart, because they can say, they have the same number of points in their final test.

 
At 8:18 AM, Blogger Florida Dom said...

Enjoy the spring break, recharge your batteries and maybe you might even get a spanking or two. And by the time you return to school. the end of the school year will be on the horizon. And it's a shame that this is what the state of our education system is today.

FD

 
At 8:27 AM, Blogger sunnygirl said...

I've got my fingers crossed. After that it's the coutdown to another summer and its one more year marked off the calendar.

 
At 8:44 AM, Blogger Paul said...

PK,
what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.
Stick in there girl, don't let the b------ds grind you down.
Love ans warm hugs,
Paul.

 
At 9:08 AM, Blogger Minelle Labraun said...

Gosh I agree...*sigh* I love it....NOT...when I look at all the NEW BEST IDEAS. They are all the same and slightly different. It costs a mint to research the new ideas then buy the programs. Oh and each year they figure out it doesn't work. Do the administrators and policy makers learn from past mistakes? No they just do the same thing again.
You are lucky to have Nick to listen and spank! Maybe without that cane!

 
At 9:33 AM, Blogger Eva said...

AND if memory serves me correctly you will have a longer summer break this year than that joke of a break you had last year? Hang in there... summer is coming too!! You know, you should head north over your break. I'd even call in sick!

 
At 9:43 AM, Blogger Kenzie said...

Good for you when it comes to sticking up for yourself and knowing that youre good at what you do! Its great that you have nick to listen, and spank when needed. Enjoy your spring break. Relax, unwind, and have fun.

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger abby said...

Fingers crossed,,and that is exactly what caused me to retire when I did..that and my first grandbaby sealed the deal. Summer is on its way!
hugs abby

 
At 11:01 AM, Blogger ronnie said...

Enjoy the break, unwind, relax and I hope we'll hear more from Cassie.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger Blondie said...

You go girl! Ninja up! Love that Nick is helping out with the spoon, nothing better for stress relief. Enjoy your break and write, write and write some more.

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger Terpsichore said...

spring break...then summer...you will make it... In the meantime sending hugs! :-)

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger Patty said...

Sometimes you just have to say enough is enough. Be true to yourself, teach like you've always taught and let the chips fall where they may. Summer is coming!

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger Kaki said...

If it makes you feel any better it isn't just schools that push the 'flavor of the month' as I used to call it. Whatever the new manager or director thought was the most important that was what we had to do regardless of what wasn't getting done. Enjoy your holiday and before you know it you will be off for the summer.

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger Cat said...

Deep breath PK...only 1 more day and then you can kick back and relax. Sending lots of positive energy! ;)

Blessings,
Cat

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger PK said...

Fondles,
I often smile as they are telling me the new stuff, nod, and then do what I think is right.

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger PK said...

Roz,
Nick really does help. My boss has had 3 or 4 years experience teaching PE, it it sometimes very frustrating.

 
At 8:33 PM, Blogger PK said...

Bob,
Trust me we have PLENTY of wooden spoons. And now, one more day, one more day.

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger PK said...

Bas,
It seems that on one cares if they can read or count as long as they can work a computer and a calculator. It's sad and I worry about the generation we're producing.

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger PK said...

FD,
I worry about the state of our education too. And yes the end is coming for this year and getting closer and closer to retirement.

 
At 8:40 PM, Blogger PK said...

Sunny,
When I get to the end of this year its 3 1/2 to go!!!

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger PK said...

Paul,
I don't worry it will kill me, I just hope I don't kill anyone else!

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger PK said...

Minelle,
You have stated it exactly! What ever has failed in the past, let's pay more money for it and try it again! Nick in my life saver.

 
At 8:51 PM, Blogger PK said...

Eva,
I'm not headed north, now if you'd like to rent a house in the Florida Keys - we'd be doing some talking!

 
At 8:54 PM, Blogger PK said...

Kenzie,
It's been a long time coming to the place where I can stick up for myself and it does feel better. I will be enjoying the break!

 
At 8:55 PM, Blogger PK said...

Abby,
I think so many teachers are retiring at the first possible moment for these exact reasons. But yeah, a grand baby would really sweeten the pot.

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger PK said...

Ronnie,
I really hope we do too!!

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger Eva said...

And just what exactly is wrong with the north?

 
At 9:14 PM, Blogger PK said...

Blondie,
I feel like I can always use stress relief and I sure hope I do have time to write on my break.

 
At 9:15 PM, Blogger PK said...

Terps,
Thanks for the hugs! Yep, breaks coming!

 
At 9:18 PM, Blogger PK said...

Patty,
I'm really coming to that. I can't to some of the things that they are pushing. I have to do it right, if they throw me out, fine. I'll come home and write.

 
At 9:18 PM, Blogger PK said...

Kaki,
Do you think common sense will ever return to our world. It really seems to be dying out.

 
At 9:19 PM, Blogger PK said...

Cat,
Thanks for the energy! I can use it to get through this last day.

 
At 9:21 PM, Blogger PK said...

It's full of Yankees.

 
At 11:23 PM, Blogger maryanne said...

hilarious! my HoH is a teacher and he comes home with wild and crazy stuff too, but sadly, i don't get to take the spoon to his backside. hee hee

m.

 
At 11:44 PM, Blogger PK said...

Maryanne,
Oh that's too bad, you could probably relieve a lot of stress for him! LOL!

 
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