I work with a couple of women who are bullies. They make themselves look good at some one else’s expense. In the past I have cowered in fear and quietly seethed. I let it sit on the weekend and this morning I emailed my boss with concerns. I was honest, calm and did not mention names. I said I was getting negative feedback about my work and I didn’t know if it came from him or not. I was not getting accurate information and I gave examples. I listed my concerns without complaining and told him why they were a concern. Then I blind copied them to a teachers’ organization.
He emailed me back immediately and asked to see me. He seemed genuinely concerned and addressed my immediate questions. We’ll see if there is any lasting change.
We hear about bad teachers all the time. What we don’t hear about all the time is how teachers are treated, or rather mistreated.
I am proud of myself today.