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Great Reunion Day!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

This is my first blog in several days because life has been hard and the decisions tough ones, but today I feel like I have come out on the other side of a deep valley and as usual, God has seen me through. The situation with my school principal has deteriorated to the degree that one teacher has contacted a regional administrator and I had prepared both an internal grievance and a federal EEO complaint to be filed via registered mail tomorrow. After a sleepless night and careful consideration of my health issues, etc., I made the decision to file my grievances for any future reference, keep my mouth shut, and work until January 1, when I shall just not bother to return from Christmas break

It's a scary prospect to be an al ultra-fixed income but if I get busy, I should be able to find some minor part-time jobs, etc., or focus more fully on my writing as a means of bringing in extra money. For sure, I can count on my Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation money if I work until then and if I filed all I could look forward to is retaliation and retribution from this woman and from the school district. Bottom line, I am 65 years old and it is time for me to retire. Other people make it just fine and so will I, and I won't have to spend the next couple of months explaining to "higher" authorities why their administrator is a sap and a jerk, as well as a racist and in general, a piss poor principal.

To cap off this heavy thinking, I went to a cemetery association reunion where essentially everyone is a distant cousin, and I had a great, wonderful time connecting and changing family stories and getting ready to write some genealogies--which may also lead to some money. I feel really, really good!
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  • LCERTUCHE
    I hope you enjoy your retirement. I'm not really retire but I stay home and it has its perks. I have many interest that keeps me busy but I could see how it might be detrimental to stay home all the time. Just don't become a couch potato.
    1205 days ago
  • SOUTHERNGRITS55
    Good for you.. At least you get to say I want to Retire.. I had no choice.. I wished I had got to know you better.. you sound like you once was like I.. I loved Teaching and thought I had the dream job and settled into a Pre-K position but it all changed one day.. and I could do nothing about it.. Start to write cause it sounds like that is something you really like to do.. enjoy your time and write all the stories cause they will be the words we leave behind.. and people will read.. Keep a watch over your retirement.. I was looking for my hubby's time to retire but now he is looking over what a planner has done and he got us into a big thing.. Well the big thing we lost big and he is no longer with the company and we moved our account.. Enjoy sounds like you have thought this out.. and I leave you with my favorite verse... Mark 11:23 King James Version For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. God Bless.. In His Name and Grace Just Me emoticon
    1205 days ago
  • MASTERPIECE8

    emoticon Usually once a decision is made, everything else falls into place. So sorry you're having such difficult times.
    1205 days ago
  • KOFFEENUT
    Sometimes just knowing what the path forward is helps us get through difficult situations. Good for you for making a decision, however difficult, to extricate yourself from what is clearly and unhealthy work environment. Too many people "tough it out" at the cost of their peace and health. It isn't worth it, and I'm glad you've figured out a way to make it work!
    1206 days ago
  • MCFITZ2
    It was the administration's subtle and not so subtle harassment and attitude that convinced me to retire in 2000. 32 years and I was the one that felt like a sap for giving so many prime years to a district that did not value its teachers. It felt very bitter and the our sexual discrimination suit winding its way through the legal system was upsetting.
    Glad it is over and we watch our pennies as well as dollars and do get by. The peace is worth so much..
    1206 days ago
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