Jun 27, 2010


So, I went on Wednesday to start dropping off our paperwork! I'm telling you, we had a pile that was beginning to stress the you know what out of me! The nice lady at Bethany told me to bring or send whatever was done! So, I drove over there, hoping get a star for all my paperwork. (And also fix anything that wasn't right!)

I was also stressing because my boss stopped going to work on Friday and I was nervous about them sending the paperwork she had to complete to school and then I'd have no way of getting them to or from her! So, I asked them if I could take the things she needed to fill out and I would drop them off personally to her. They thought this was an excellent idea...so did I!

I was leaving Bethany at 3 and I immediately called my boss to let her know that I would be stopping by and that I would just leave them for her in her mailbox. I did not want to inconvenience her and I didnt' just want to leave them there without telling her about them. She told me she would be there for about 20 more minutes, but she'd wait.

I drove like a bat out of hell, trying to make sure I wasn't a pain to her. When I finally get to school, her office door is shut. I didn't want to knock, so my secretary knocked on the door and dashed out! As my principal opened the door, I show her the paperwork. Mind you, I'm shaking uncontrollably. I thanked her for taking the time and then mentioned that I wasn't sure if she could answer my salary verification and told her Bethany would send another form to HR. (THe form needed her to write a paragraph with my date of hire, salary verification, evaulations, reviews and something else I can't remember). She took one look at the form and said, "HR should be able to answer all these questions. It's all in your file."

I didn't know if I should laugh or cry. I just stood there. She proceeded to tell me that she would inter-school mail it to HR the following day.

I am so upset and hurt! I could've dropped the damn paperwork off to HR. I thought my boss could take 5 minutes to type a letter and send it in for me. I didn't know it was too much! This isn't something I need to get a better teaching position or get a new house, this has to do with my LIFE and my family.

Jesse is usually Mr. Level-Head and tells me I'm overreacting, but let me tell you, he is just as pissed, if not MORE than me! I don't know what to do. Jesse wants me to email my boss and cc her boss! I'm just so hurt, I can't see straight!

Thanks Boss Lady for helping our dreams come true, it truly means the world!


Courtney said...

That's terrible! I'm so sorry your boss acted that way. I hope you're able to get everything you need from HR and that you won't have to deal with her anymore.

Christina said...

Aww! I'm sorry!!! That was really cold of your boss. Even if she wasn't going to fill it out personally and just send it to HR, she didn't have to say it. I mean, I get that there needs to be somewhat of a separation between work and personal between you and your boss but still. Just one iota of enthusiasm, support would have been nice.

Kelli said...

So frustrating! I hope HR gets things done quickly and everything works out!!

Jennifer said...

WOW! I am so sorry she acted that way. It would have upset me too. Hope HR gets it filled out super fast!

Life Happens said...

She could have saved you a trip! I hope that HR completes everything really quickly for you.

Good luck with all the paperwork.

Just Another Mother said...

Wow! I can't believe how cold hearted your principal is being. How many years have you worked with her? Has she been supportive in the past? Does she know everything you'be been through? Just. Wow.

I remember being nervous to tell mine about my IF struggles because I needed so many mornings off for IVF. She was totally cool about it and told me to take all the time I needed. Have you really had a heart to (cold) heart with her?

I'm sorry she's making an already difficult situation that much more so.

twondra said...

Wow. That's so sad. It's tough when your boss isn't supportive. I hope it works out. Thinking of you. (((HUGS)))

Meant to be a mom said...

Some people are so selfish and rude. I'm so sorry that your boss did that to you. If your anything like me, then you become friends with your co-workers and bosses. You think they actually care about you. So of course it hurts when you find out they don't have any cares in the world but for themselves.

I hope HR was able to fix things for you.