I am a substitute teachers aide and the principal at one school I sub at is snobby. She was short with me once when I asked if she'd like me to go in early when the secretary had informed me when I arrived early that they were short. I was trying to be helpful. Today I was told by the vice principal to be in a kindergarten room, and what time. Turns out today was an assembly. So I go in with the kindergartners and while we are waiting for the assembly to start, she asks another teacher who I'm standing by why I'm there. I didn't realize she'd asked until the other teacher told me why she had said I'm with the kindergartners. When we got back to the room I relayed this information to the kindergarten teacher and she said that's weird and why would she ask that? I'd wondered the same thing-and I asked whether there was a chance the principal was being a snob and she goes, "oh yeah definitely!"
It kinda felt to me like I was getting a "what's a lowly teachers aide sub like YOU doing in MY assembly?" Kinda thing. Wellllll, miss thing, you came from a brat academy so I'm not exactly overwhelmed with the way you didn't turn it around. Just because you're a principal doesn't make you all that and a bag of chips, and being a snob means I have LESS respect for you, and don't think that just because I'm friendly to you and professional doesn't mean I think you're the greatest thing that walked this planet. I have gotten AWESOME feedback from teachers at several schools but I don't let it go to my head. I still have stuff to learn.
Any ideas as to why bosses act like this and best way to deal?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:52 PM on May. 24, 2013 in Money & Work
I wasn't there when it happened, so I am missing half of the context, but it sounds more like she was just wanting to know what's going on in her school.
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:07 PM on May. 24, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 10:12 PM on May. 24, 2013
Answer by feralxat at 10:17 PM on May. 24, 2013
I suggest looking into communication styles. Find out what communication style you are and find out how to "deal" with people who have a different communication style than you do.
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:19 PM on May. 24, 2013
Answer by RyansMom001 at 10:27 PM on May. 24, 2013
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 10:31 PM on May. 24, 2013
Answer by Crafty26 at 11:04 PM on May. 24, 2013