On Monday I got the dreaded note in my mailbox- "Carrie, please see me before the end of the day." Now, I didn't think I was in trouble as it was only Monday and I couldn't be in trouble yet, right? I almost wish I had been in trouble because it may have been better than the news I received. Due to MAJOR budget cuts and the fabulous passing of a tax cap in the city where I work - my position has been cut for next year.
Now, you have to understand that this position is my dream job. When I was working on my master's degree a few years back I always said that my dream job would be to teach computer classes to kids. Well, for the past two years, that is what I have been doing. I absolutely love it. The icing on the cake with this job is also the fact that I do not have to deal with parents, correct papers, do report cards, etc - all of that "stuff" that takes up all of your free time when you are a classroom teacher.
The good news in all of this is that even though my position was cut, I have enough senority in the district (10 years) that I still have a job. But that job will be back in the classroom. They won't be able to tell me what grade or where (we have 7 elementary schools) until probably the end of June. I hate the fact that I will be in limbo for the next few months. If I had known this might happen, I would have never left the classroom 2 years ago.....
Deep down, I am truly happy that I still have a job as that is a better situation to be in than the first and second year teachers who will lose their jobs totally. But it still sucks ......big time.