So far I hate it......

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  1. wldywall

    wldywall Connoisseur

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    I called the p today....she never returned my message.....I'm afraid to keep calling in case I get her mad and lose the job. I don't even know how to get my son in school because no one will help with that either. So I came before HR wanted me to..(btw one person did tell me to come)...my son is special ed, a 5th year senior is it so wrong to want him in school when it starts?
     
  2. giraffe326

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    Cross country moves are incredibly hard! I had problems. My mom's cousin just moved to KY less than 2 weeks ago and she has had problems. Emotions are crazy, too. It will get better. Maybe you'll even get to look back and laugh about it one day :)

    Hang in there.
     
  3. Milsey

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    This move was not well planned out. I would try Airbnb; they might have something for several weeks. I have met some really sweet souls on my travels with my daughter.
    No more nights out. The children of Los Vegas are your priority right now
     
  4. TeacherGroupie

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    My goodness, Milsey: that's ignorantly condescending even for you.
     
  5. kinderkids

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    I just can't imagine traveling cross country...selling everything on a promise. I would think your 5th year senior son could enroll in previous district....and hubby could get him there. Why didn't you dot your i's and cross your t's before you hauled ass out there? Couldn't your family have stayed on standby til you had the green light? Your son should still be able to be enrolled in that district....worth looking into.
     
  6. wldywall

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    Nights out in Vegas???

    Normally I would let this kind of stuff pass, to not get into it. I have been on this site for years and am not a drama girl, but this is unacceptable.

    I had an apartment lined up, I just had to show up in person physically sign some papers and show ID's. BEFORE I LEFT MICHIGAN. I did not know that they would pull a bait and switch and change the price to five times the agreed upon number.

    My bad, even the reviews on the place were good.

    I haven't done one night out, unless you consider going to Walmart to buy my son underwear.

    My priority is my son, will always be my son and my family. I waited to get the degrees I dreamed about as a child to raise my family. I put off pushing for a move for a job, because my family came first. Now that they are all over the age of 18 and mostly settled in life I was free to move to a better job market. AT NO TIME HAVE I EVER PARTIED AND LEFT MY FAMILY HANGING!

    I expected more help from the school district relocating, however I am aware they are working with a large number of temps who may not know all they need to know. I also know that it is my job to bend over backwards tracking down alternative numbers for my references to make their jobs easier....as I know where to look and they don't. That is just reasonable.

    What is not reasonable is you assuming I have put my family in danger, gone out parting or for once forgot about those 6 special ed students who are expecting me Monday morning and won't get me because of a paperwork snafu. Emotionally impaired kids need consistency, and having a series of subs traipsing through the room for a week will set them behind MONTHS....just because one company wouldn't answer the phone due to pettiness.

    If you cannot be a positive person then leave me alone. I did the best I could in planning this move with only a week......I'd like to see you do better.
     
  7. giraffe326

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    Way to be supportive.
     
  8. wldywall

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    It wasn't a promise, I was told by HR that my contract would be ready when I got here. I was also to be here for teacher training days Weds, Thurs and Fri.

    Somehow they messed up and told me to come too soon, as they had one last employment verification to get done. I get it, 800 hires in three weeks is a lot, and leaves room for mistakes.

    I even had the apartment lined up, (see previous post). Things fall apart sometimes and that is what I didn't get to plan for. Which sucks..... a lot.

    Oh, and my son? He got kicked out of his school for being a 5th year senior and sent to the alternative school. The paperwork for that was done in January. So what do we learn last week? He had no place in the district, he was dropped from the alternative school by accident, and placement there for SPED students is limited to one case load of students. They no longer had room for him, he cannot go back to the regular school because he is so far behind.......stupid rule in the district but it is how they keep their numbers looking good for US news and world report ranking....he would have been late starting no matter what.
     
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    I wasn't posting to be sarcastic but as a mom of special ed kids. I get that and am very cautious in any plans that would concern them. Sorry if others see at as being sarcastic, but rather I am asking true questions.Honestly, I'm sure I'm not the only one who had the same questions as I did. I just don't like pussyfooting around it...I put it out there. As evidenced, I'm not very appreciated on here for it, but it is what it is. It doesn't mean I disrespect your decisions in anyway...I just wanted to know and asked. So my asking is seen as disrespectful. Not my intention at all... I respect you and LOVE your updates, and ty for answering my questions.
     
  10. wldywall

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    I am sorry, I was likely harsher with you than I should have been.

    Yep, you are right, good question to ask. Basically the school my son used to go to doesn't want 5th year seniors. So they make it impossible to get classes, they make you retake ones you already have credit it, whatever it takes to make you leave. They don't follow the IEP, etc etc. We have seen it happen to many times, to too many of my kids friends. If they don't get a place at the alternative high school they are pushed until they drop out. I didn't want that for my son, he is EI as well and doesn't do bull crap well. He tends to....ummm.....express his displeasure. Which leads to ISS, hence his IEP. (much much much better now, now he just gives the teachers looks that creeps them out.....or ignores them, which doesn't help his grades......sigh)

    I really tried to plan this well in the time I had, but so much of it had to be taken by trust and a lot of faith. Right now my faith is failing me. But I have ideas, plans, and more ideas. I have the hotel for a few more nights, and hopefully a back up plan. We are getting there. It just sucks that my plans all fell through.
     
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    I'm just being honest. Supportive isn't a forum on here. I respect the OP and have so replied., I believe honest is best. If you don't agree with how I feel, that's fine.
     
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    And thank for answering in a respectful way. I know i am not the only one who wondered. Didn't expect me questioning being perceived as rude, rather just wondering. And I know you knew this would come up. I am honest and so are you. Much respect from another mom of special needs kids with questions.
     
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    I'm not going to engage in a back and forth. Honest is always good. However, when someone is admittedly upset for reasons beyond their control, sometimes supportive is better.
     
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    Awww, Wldywall, I'm sorry you are going through all of this. :( How stressful! I'm a HUGE worry wort and I can get REALLY upset when things don't go the way I had planned... so I 100% understand how you must be feeling right now. Ugh. I'll be sending positive vibes. ((Hugs))
     
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    Tell me what you think (Although it sounds like you should avoid Firefly, judging from the post I quoted below!).

    Red Rock Casino has a rather delicious burger place, bit pricy, though.

    That's sad. I went to Firefly two years ago. The food was quite good. Guess some practices changed.
     
  16. wldywall

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    Well it turns out this was a decent suggestion. So I thank you for that. I might have found a super cheap place to tide me over
     
  17. wldywall

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    In the end we did the dollar menu at Denny's.... I needed comfort food and french toast hit the spot. Maybe another day :sigh:
     
  18. TeacherNY

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    Hey, what do you know! Milsey was good for something!! :dizzy:
    I agree with most that I would not be able to do with you are doing. You must be a very strong person and it is within your right to be upset but it sounds like you are keeping it together and things will fall into place. Seriously, you deserve a lot of credit.
     
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    These forums serve as a support group for the needs of teachers.

    Just a reminder for all members: When someone posts a thread expressing frustration and fears, there is no need to advise them on the things they have done wrong in the past, especially when they can't be undone. In fact, unless a member asks for advice, a good rule of thumb would be not to give any. Remember, you don't have to respond to every thread.
     

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