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From: Bunki Kramer [bkramer.us]
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 7:57 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: teacher driving you nuts....
from: Bunki Kramer (bkramer.us)
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, CA 94526
What does "feciousness" mean? Do I have lots of it?
> All of us that participate in this list are looking for ways to become
> better. Better teachers, better facilitators, better "inspirers."
> So how do we get rid of those that are not doing the job?> Patty
Problem is...you can't. The only thing we can do is bitch about it...which
we actually do quite well here. Toodles.....
We might not be able to get rid of them, but we can sometimes tame them. I
told some fellow staff members (actually all except our boss) that I was not
going to listen to the next person who uttered the words - It's not my job
or it's not in my job description. The next time someone started complaining
about having to cover for another staff member. I got up and without a word
walked out. I think I had to do it maybe two or three more times (to
different staff members), then they all got the message I wasn't going to
listen or sympathize with them. In each case the person taking off had a
legitimate reason (We have two staff members who are in physical rehab for
injuries. People have vacation time so they can take vacations (actually
they all need one)). I got away with it because, I'm the one that always
helps everyone out, I show up and work their openings, and I do a portion of
everyone's job at the Children's Art Museum - for example I fill out the
paper work for the collections manage and then give it to her for her
approval on disk so changes are easy. I don't have to listen to them
anymore. They might still gripe to each other, but I don't have to listen to
it anymore. Hey they might be complaining about me. I'm leaving the country
and leaving them lists of things that need to be done before the close of
the current exhibit and the opening of the next (we pack this exhibit the
day I get back from my trip). These are things that are their jobs, or
cannot be done before I leave (press release have to go out on a certain
timeline for examples)
Kimberly Herbert (kimberly)
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum
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