It has been a long two weeks. Between persevering through the allergy haze to dealing with work drama I am exhausted. I am just done with adulting.
I know I know I should not be complaining. I have a lot going on in my life that is wonderful and positive. However, there are just some times where I don’t feel like being diplomatic/professional/ polished. Sometimes I want to scream, “ARE YOU SERIOUS RIGHT NOW!?!?!?!?!” It is funny to me that as an educator, I can deal with a variety of kid behaviors that are not so fun. Kids can disobey me, yell, scream, or hit me but at the end of the day I don’t give up on them. Adults on the other hand… well let’s just say I don’t want to be as forgiving. Adults should “know better.”
Lately, I have been encountering people being really rude via email. I don’t know why these individuals feel that it is okay to use the internet to do this. I am a very transparent person so if I have an issue with you I am going to tell you in a tactful way and IN PERSON if I can. I will not name call or be passive aggressive. I will tell you my stance on what is going on. For some reason, other have a hard time grasping this. Don’t send me emails that end with an ellipsis (…). Send me an email with sentences that explain what the issue is. Don’t send me emails that include argumentative language that is accusatory. Again use calm clear language to discuss the conflict at hand.
I guess it is that time of year for teachers where they get real grumpy and upset with all things. Spring Break is in two weeks and I know we could all use a break. However, that is no excuse to make your co-workers feel terrible.