I Don't Want to Jobshare With this Crazy Lady Anymore.
October 5, 2011 7:46 AM Subscribe
Help. I'm in a job-share situation with a woman who is making everything very difficult and I think I want to quit.
Shortest version possible: I got hired the second week of school as a middle school special education teacher in my #1 choice of district; I had been very excited about the possible opportunities here.
However, I'm hired to share the job 50% of the time with someone who has been doing the job forever
, and according to my coworkers, who does the job very badly.
And she's making every day miserable for me and all I want to do is quit.
posted by kinetic to Work & Money (28 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't want to get nitpicky, but everything I say to her is wrong. She made our schedules and decided what kids need to be covered when, so I'm following her schedule. Sometimes she has us scheduled in rooms where there are NO kids who need IEP support and there are 50something kids who need help elsewhere. She just kind of sucks.
Example...I'll say I worked with the 4 kids in English who needed help and her response will be, "4 kids? What room were you in? There are only 2 kids in there!! What's wrong with you?"
She does stuff like this to me at least 12 times daily. I've spoken briefly and kindly with her, like, "The schedule right here says 4 kids who need support," and she said, "I don't know what you're talking about," and walks away.
I talked to the assistant principal who said that job shares can be hard and that this woman is a notorious difficult person.
I don't want to work with a notorious difficult person; I want out.
What to do?