I have been hired at a new elementary school as a basic ed para. The principal and the reading coach both told me they planned me to do small reading group interventions since I have substantial experience in that area. However over the summer there were budget cuts and now the school doesn't have as many paras as were expected. I know, it happens. So today, my first day, I found out my assignments include one room where I"m expected to help a kindergartner with Down's Syndrome when he needs to go to bathroom, and apparently he likes to go to the bathroom frequently. I'm told I will be given gloves, etc. I'm horrified. I don't want to complain because I don't want to seem ungrateful for the job ( I am grateful) and I also would like to get off to a positive start and make a good impression. But already, on my first day of work, I'm planning to get out at the end of the year. This is depressing. I absolutely do NOT want to be wiping children's bottoms as part of my job. I am going to see this year through, I'm going to be positive and professional, I'm not going to complain and yes, I'm going to wipe this kid's butt if I have to, but at the end of the year I have to let my administrators know -- tactfully --- that if they don't give me a non-bathroom type job next year, I'm leaving for another school and another position. Is there a tactful way of saying that without sounding offensive? If so, how? For what it's worth I have excellent credentials and shouldn't have any trouble finding a new job next year. This past summer I got about half a dozen para job offers at excellent schools, that I turned down because I'd already accepted this new job that I started today. It frustrates me that I'm going to be doing this all year long now.... If anyone has any advice on how I can gracefully let my administrators know that if they want to keep me next year, they're going to have to re-assign me to non-bathroom duties--- I would love to hear it. Thanks in advance.