I Love my Job but My Boss is Making me Crazy.
September 11, 2010 4:46 AM Subscribe
My boss has begun reprimanding me for events that never occurred, and it's stressing me out. In my third (tenure year) as a special ed teacher at a public school; my first 2 years of reviews were excellent.
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The only less than stellar review point was for team communication because I had a tendency to have ideas and run with them, and I've been asked to work more with other teaching teams before doing that. Fair enough.
My immediate superior previously held a similar teaching position. She's on my case frequently with little helpful suggestions; but up until recently it's been fairly innocuous.
Since the start of school, she's called me in multiple times to discuss instances where I (once again) was engaging in the behavior I've been asked to improve. She accused me of throwing a teammate under the bus, of ignoring proper channels, etc.
The problem is: none of these events happened. When I collected my thoughts and tried to explain that I had no idea what she was talking about, she became angry and gave me a long speech about accepting responsibility for mistakes, not pretending they didn't happen.
I documented the incidents (what she said, my replies, etc.), but...
I love the job, I enjoy my colleagues and I really don't want to look for another position. I want to ensure I'm thinking about this clearly.
I've never had a boss who accused me of nonsense and further compounded it with chastising me for not accepting responsibility.
What do I do? (It's a public school system with an archaic administrative hierarchy...so it would be at the least very tricky and at most very unpleasant to go above her at this point).