I saw the most fantastic temper tantrum today...

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  1. Learner4Life

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    thrown by a counselor at the Boys and Girls Club where I work!!!!!!

    I couldn't believe it. Some kids accidentally spilled her coffee all over her stuff. The second she saw it she grabbed the cup the coffee was in, threw it on the ground (thank God it didn't break), SCREAMED at the kids, and stomped out of the room. Then she stomped back in the room and screamed at the kids some more to which I flat out told her to walk away.

    The thing is, we work with the type of kids that get these kinds of temper tantrums from their parents, possibly followed by an undeserved beating. Over-reaction is NOT what these children need. I tried to explain to her that it's just stuff. It's more easily replaceable than these kids and their trust. She was having nothing of it.

    I can't believe I'm still working here. One more week and I'm done.
     
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    That's sad! Hopefully she realizes what you were saying and apologizes to the kids for overreacting.
     
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    It would be a shame for you to leave - you seem to really care about the kids and be level-headed. Will you be leaving behind anyone like yourself to be on the kids' side?
     
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    too bad nobody used their cellphone to "tape" her. :whistle:
    It would have been funny to watch it on youtube.

    Maybe she was on the rag? :D
     
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    I really do, but since I was offered a teaching job, I'm leaving summer camp early to set up my classroom. I offered to stay on as an "on-call" person, just in case.

    The problem is that there is no support. If I went to my boss about this she wouldn't do anything, even though the counselor that threw the fit is constantly late and under minds my authority on an hourly basis. I've talked to the boss lady on several occasions about this person and no actions have been taken, not even a friendly chat.

    If I had more support, or more power in my position, I would definitely stay on. Right now, I am powerless.
     
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    She should be put on a permanent time out. Right out the door.
     
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