I am really bummed today. I had a really bad day at work. Although my immediate boss seems to support me, the big boss is not satisfied with me and so planned to not hire me in my current position next year. But after 3 weeks of discussions, she was convinced to give me one more year. I never even knew about it....never even suspected it, so you can imagine what a shock it was when Len told me how close I was to losing my job.
I am very appreciative of Len and Marty's efforts to sway her decision. I am a bit upset that she would suddenly decide this without any contact with me. I have had no negative evaluations in the past few years, so I thought everyone was happy with my work. I suppose that is not the case.
So this next year will be a make or break scenario for me. I have to show some quantifiable improvement and generate real cost avoidance for the district or it will probably be bye-bye baby to me.
I am not one to get depressed, so readers shouldn't worry about that. I take things in stride. Of course, I would hate to have to go back into the job market. Chances are that I would not find any similar job in the immediate area and so would probably head back into the classroom. This is not a terribly thing...although it would be a very significant salary change. I probably would have to make some real lifestyle changes and serious decisions about some recent major purchases...truck and camper.
But I have a year to make amends and plan on doing my best to do so. And who knows what the future may bring?