I am a teacher. This would have been my 4th year in the school. 2 years ago I was cyber-bullied and harassed by a parent. This person was determined to sue the district and get a multi-million dollar cash settlement. This person would tell horrendous lies about teachers not caring that careers could be ruined. 2 years later, 2 court cases(which parent lost), and 5 teachers quitting I was offered a promotion. Perfect timing as this parent's youngest child of 3 was coming to my grade.
I also was dealing with an insecure, disrespectful colleague that had no problem bad-mouthing others .... kind of like my NPD-x. I digress. One of the most difficult folks I have ever worked with.
So, I am offered an incredible opportunity with this promotion within the district, and I get to escape litigious parent and nutty colleague. Plus get a 20% raise, and other amazing perks.
What's my problem? Well, after 4 years one would think people would be wishing me well etc.... Instead I am getting either radio silence or this weird vibe. It hurts my feelings because I thought I was a welcome part of the faculty. Apparently not.
On top of that are the new job stresses, steep learning curve, and no friends yet.
As my kids say, "get over it....you have a good job."
I feel better already just getting this out.
Me: BW- 53
Thanks for listening.
DD-18 and DD-16
Together 20 years
Donít get to the end of your life and find that you lived only the length of it; live the width of it as well.†