Fell asleep during meeting

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  1. suzy7677

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    I am very concerned that my job may be in jeopardy. I have been working around the clock. I leave my house at 530 am and return after 6 and sometimes work until I fall asleep around 10 or 11. Yesterday during a planning meeting with admin I could not stay awake and admin. Noticed and called me in the following day. Said they were just worried and if I wanted to take a couple afternoons off from the after school program I could. They told me I don’t have anything to worry about, but I feel worried. I apologized and truthfully just said I’m exhausted and embarrassed. It is also a stressful year because we have all new admin. and the state is watching us. I’m just tired.
     
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  3. gr3teacher

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    Alright... first things first, your job is your job, it isn't your life. It sounds like you really need to take a couple steps back. You're killing yourself, and it will take your admin a week to replace you if you do. Go out there, do the best that you can, but make sure your job is your job.

    With that said, I think your admin is being genuine. They see you're stretching yourself too thin and want to help you. Take this as a good opportunity to thank them, catch up on some sleep, and try to make things more personally manageable for yourself.
     
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    I'm trying to get a visual here... did you fall asleep briefly or were you asleep for a substantial amount of time?
     
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  5. TeacherNY

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    Stop working around the clock!
     
  6. Backroads

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    I'd take your principal at word. It does sound genuine.
     
  7. Tired Teacher

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    You really need to set a time to be done. I had a tendency to keep working like you. I found over the years that I was happier and the kids even learned better when I set limits on my own work hours. Eventually, I found myself almost working contract hours + maybe 30 minutes extra a day. Your admin is noticing that you are working hard and has assured you that you are "safe." They don't want you to burn out.
    Funny story- I was in a huge auditorium near the front next to a teacher who started snoring 1x. The presenters could see and hear her. I did give her a jab when I realized she was getting loud.
     
  8. noraaustin72

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    You need to take rest, give space to your work and go on an outing with family, you will feel better, dont do work too long, sleep on time.
     

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