Employee Twilight Zone.

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Before I started my new job, I had some concerns.TwilightZone_Logo

No, not how much I would get paid because I would gladly work for free just for the opportunity to see the smiles on students’ faces (not true, but you never know who is reading this garbage).

My major concern was starting over with new employees.

When you work with a group of people over the course of several years you get a sense of them.

Who works hard.

Who can be trusted.

Who goes above and beyond.

Who’s a team player.

And most importantly, who wants to see you killed in a really painful horrific “accident”.

Just a suggestion for new administrators:  don’t eat these people’s baked goods.  Those aren’t brownies.  They’re bite-sized weapons (I learned this the hard way).

There’s a certain amount of comfort I took from understanding the great employees from the ones I wanted the police to take a hard look at in the case of my untimely death (I know who you are).

And now, after years of working with the same group, I am starting over.

New people.

New personalities.

New paranoia on my part.

But I must admit I’ve been pleasantly surprised.

I thought I’d be dealing with a whole new group of personalities I wouldn’t understand.

Turns out I couldn’t have been more wrong (again).

The names aren’t the same, but the personalities are.

It’s almost creepy (the situation, not the people… no need to get on anyone’s bad side just yet).

All the new people match up with the old people (not age wise, as I mentioned in the last sentence… there is no need to offend someone who bakes with Drano).

It’s really quite interesting.

Maybe there will be some surprises down the line, but so far it turns out people are people.

And there’s some comfort in that for me.

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2 Responses to “Employee Twilight Zone.”

  1. Christine Nathan
    on Jul 4th, 2011
    @ 9:38 pm

    Being the new kid has its advantages like; “I’m sorry I’m late, I’m new and didn’t know the way around the busses that stop at every stop sign, railroad crossing and every corner in between.”

  2. JPat
    on Jul 5th, 2011
    @ 11:54 pm

    I am starting next month as an administrative intern. This will be my first year at this school or district. It is a one-year position, and I am very nervous for the change, especially with the idea of “leading” a group of teachers who know that at the end of the year, I’m gone. These blogs on your site are more important to me than you can imagine. It’s good to know I’m not alone in adminland.

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