Question: Should I just resign?


Absolutely. You don't want to be part of it.

NO. So they fired her. Its no reason to quit

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Here's the situation. I work at the preschool at our church. One of the teachers, the best teacher, was terminated for what amounts to a ridiculous reason. She was fired over the phone! In my opinion that defines unprofessional. People request to have her as a teacher, she is that good. Her termination will result in losing students there is absolutely no doubt about that.

Mind you this is a CHRISTIAN  school. This is not, in my opinion, how Christians are supposed to conduct themselves. That is one of the biggest problems I have. As disciples of Christ we have a responsibility to carry ourselves as such. I don't think that happened. 

I sent an email to the school board expressing my displeasure with this situation and how it was handled. I am seriously reconsidering my continued employment. The people I am working with are apparently not the caliber I thought. I am not sure I want to be lumped in a group with them. My email will make some waves. I have an insiders perspective that not too many others have and I let it rip. Not having that income will not break us financially. Should I just quit?

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 6:18 PM I can't vote and say quit - only you can make that decision.  But, I can tell you we had the same situation.  Fired and lied about why.  We quit going to that church.  They fired our youth leaders at the same time.  I think it was $$ more than anything.  Since then, they've been using volunteers for the babies and had a really bad experience with a new youth director.  He was hitting on the daughter of one of those directly responsible for the others being fired!  Hmmm.  Don't tell me God doesn't act in mysterious ways.  But, having said all that - I miss my church!  I may go back.  So, I cannot tell you to quit. It is a difficult decision.  After your email, you may not need to quit - they may "let you go." :-)

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 6:28 PM

I can't vote either.... I am on a board of a Christian mission day care center and I am on the personnel committee.... often decisions to fire someone (although this sounds like it was handled badly) are hard and have to come after many discussions.  Is there more going on you don't know about?

I had to fire a young lady who worked at our daycare (miserable experience) and it was only done after many warnings, discussions and letters to her....  I would find out more info BEFORE you make any decision you might regret later....  good teacher or not there could be more to the story than you know.


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Jun. 3, 2008 at 7:11 PM Hmm...coming from a former "teacher" (usually just a sub) I am sad that she got fired for no good reason.  I know what it's like to get screwed by people in schools and I am sure your preschool is no different.  No offense of course.  I would see what kind of response you get from them and then make your decision.  If you love the job, I would probably think twice about quitting......but I don't blame you for quitting. 

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 7:27 PM

Well, I can and did vote, and IMHO, if you feel that strongly about something, you know in your heart what you have to do. At the moment, looks like 100% of the voters agree on this issue.


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Jun. 4, 2008 at 10:21 AM

Well, it is really up to you.  But since kids are involved I wouldn't just quit because the people in charge suck.  It will be hard enough for the kids with the other teacher gone. But if things start to get so bad that you have to quit, then you have to.

Not much help, I know.  I wish I could help more but my brain is mushy! 


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