Is this allowed?

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  1. futuremathsprof

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    You’re right, it was a cheap shot, but it was not meant to be a cruel stereotype. It’s just hard to have a serious discussion when multiple posters like someone saying about their colleague following up a thank you with a thanks themselves is buttkissing. It’s stuff like that makes me say what I say. I just don’t think about or mind most of the “issues” that are talked about on these forums as if they are so horrible.
     
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    But that's YOU as a person. It is not you as a private school teacher. You need to separate your own identity with that of all private school teachers.
     
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    True. I probably should use a different label, in hindsight. It would be more accurate to say “those teachers who happen to do this.”
     
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    It's really annoying getting 3-5 follow-up emails to literally every single email an administrator sends out with no content other than "Thank you!" and "Yes, thank you!" Especially when you're in a building where the primary form of communication from admin to staff about time-sensitive information is via email, meaning that if your phone vibrates from an email, you need to check it just in case.
     
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    I'm not going to lie, I LOVE cleaning out my email inbox. It makes me feel so accomplished.
     
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    I went to speak to her that day and she just said "not right now". In the meantime, I just found out I was transferred, so now she just said goodluck, she didn't bring it up.
     
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    Transferred? Wow.
     
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    Why do some teachers speak to their colleagues like that? That is so unprofessional. She could have just said something to the effect of, “I’m sorry, but I’m busy at the moment. Can you come back later?”
     
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    I actually love Judge Judy, so you get a thumbs up!
     
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    For even lengthy emails, it takes me no more than a minute to read them. For a brief comment, it should take no more than a few seconds.

    I don’t get worked up over minutia that I perceive to be not worth stressing over. Yes, it can be irritating to receive emails in quick succession back to back, but getting worked up over something like this, to me, is silly.

    This reminds me of when one of my colleagues didn’t like how someone in the staff lounge arranged their unopened mini soda-can in the back of the refrigerator. It was far out of anyone’s way, but it was *so* important to complain about, I’m sure. I just walked up to them and gently said, “Does it really matter how it’s positioned in the grand scheme of things? Is it obstructing you from putting something away? No? Did it spill? No? Did it fall on you when you opened the door? No? So what’s the issue here?”

    When my students gripe about minor things like this, I stop what I’m doing, face them, and say, “That’s not significant.” I then go about what I was doing as if they didn’t say anything.
     
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