Day 2 was better than Day 1.......... oh god was it better !!
What really helped (and may god forgive me i know it isn't very "christian" to feel this way..... BUT..........) i heard that my old school is in a terrible mess... despite my careful plans and preparations to leave them ready to start the new year........ they are in such a mess!! My old principal called me last evening to share horror tales of how my old staff can't follow simple directions.. how they don't know their ass from their elbow and everyone is flying by the seat of their pants. He said it was like NONE of them had ever done the job before ........ i actually burst out laughing and then quickly apologized i know it isn't funny - for him - but my god it was redeeming for me. Me who complained they were useless and needed their hands held 100% of the time - Me who bitched that the Board needed some guidelines on hiring.. Me who bitched that there was no way to reward the hard workers and get rid of the slackers...
Well now they are all realizing how bad it really was there ............. how much and how often i covered people's asses........
So yeah.. it feels very good to know that i am vindicated.
The Board has a 20 day rule......... if you transfer and don't like the job .. you can transfer back to your old job with no consequences. i had joked with my new principal on day 1 that i was considering the 20 day rule. She stood up and said NOOOOOOOOOOOO you can't do that !!! i had laughed and said i was kidding... and i had been.
i repeated the joke to my old principal - who didn't see the joke - but wondered IF i would actually consider the 20 day rule. i told him "not on your life!" finally after a long long time.. i am happy again in my job.. i am challenged.. and i am flying ........ this is where i want to be.. with all it's problems and hiccups.. this is where i BELONG.
Now on to day 3.