aaagggghhhh! I have had the same assistant for 2 years this is our third. She came in a few months after I started the program and only had substitute assistants. I was told I'd have a say in choosing the assistant but didn't really get to interview her and she works in the parish already so is known. Problem: she is flaky, doesn't show up when needed, is late to work, leaves the second she would be past her hours for the day, doesn't understand that in education one works with no pay- my salery doees pay me to be her till 7 but I do it often and on weekends because it needs to get done. I'll tell her things and she'll forget, she doesn't know a lot of basic education techniques. Last night at curriculum night, she didn't help set up and then didn't know what to say to parents about our sign up for center help. I feel she is not dedicated and I feel all is placed on me and i'm feeling used and not respected. What do I do? If I talk with her or the boss now I feel this year will be awkward...unless they fire her! that would be great...except i could someone worse but I could get someone better.