School’s out for…ever?

 This Friday was the last day of school for this academic year! Woohoo!

And it was the last day of school for me, for hopefully a long time.

 In order to not mince words, I will be quite blunt.  When called for next year’s contract negotiations I was not asked to return for the next year.  I guess that’s a polite way of saying I was fired?

Unlike other teachers who were also “not asked back”, I did not shed a single tear.  Maybe they could see how unhappy I was (doubtful), but I didn’t want to continue next year either.  However, since I am a responsible person, I wasn’t going to quit.  Being “asked to not return” is better actually, since I’ve put in enough hours to get a severance pay.  We will see if it actually gets paid, since the school I worked for has been doing shady stuff since day ONE.  When I asked why I was being let go (genuine curiosity), the answer was “performance problems”.  When I asked for more details (seeing as I had never received one warning about any kind of performance problem I might have had), they couldn’t give me any.  It seems all teachers were given this excuse.  Meaning, no reason.

 How funny is it that I thought this place was respectable.

Since I’m not fully out of the woods yet, I will refrain from the full dress-down that they deserve.  Keep your eyes peeled!

 Now you may be wondering, what’s next for me?  To be honest, I’m not fully sure.  One thing I know for certain though,  I don’t want to teach at a private K-12 again.  Maybe at a university? Maybe something else entirely.  I have a few leads on something I’d be much more interested in…but I don’t want to make nazar (jynx it)!

  I’ll have a more detailed post in September, including how I left things at the school.

 I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t leave with a bang!

But for now I’m going to enjoy my summer the best I can.  Everything else can wait.

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So much life, so little time

Just popping in again!

Wow, I love how I say I’m going to do something, like, you know, post more…but then I disappear for months again.  God knows it’s going to stay this way.  School is almost over, Ramadan is around the corner, and life is as hectic as always.  SO MANY STORIES to tell, but now is not the time…

Work contracts are up for negotiation tomorrow.  Let’s see if I get canned or if I’ll be back next year.  There’s really no telling, since several spontaneous firings occurred on Friday and Saturday.  Whatever happens, it’s in God’s plan.

Knee Jerk Reactions

Whenever something bad happens, you tend to have that initial “knee jerk” reaction. A reflex, if you will.  My previous post basically covered hubby’s reflex to losing his job. 

You know, the “we can’t move out now” , “we will move to new city” , “everything sucks” kind of stuff.  

Well, we are trying to take a few days to step back and really evaluate the situation and the best next move. 

For both of us.  

At the moment, moving out is back in the table, taking some time off to take more professional/technical courses, and other personal development stuff is also a possibility. 

While nothing is clear right now, the only thing we can be certain of is that we have each other- and that’s what matters. 

Prayers and positivity appreciated.