Re: Need another opinion

    On 10/18/09, don wrote:
    > On 10/02/09, Carl wrote:
    >> yes
    >> On 10/01/09, Teacher wrote:
    >>> I have a situation where I would like other people's
    >>> opinion. Two weeks ago, my schools enrollment went up and
    >>> my principal asked if I would like to teach on my
    >>> conference period (which is an extra $10,000). Everything
    >>> was going great until another teacher found out that
    >>> because of the master schedule, they would have to change
    >>> their conference period from 7th to 2nd. This teacher
    >>> raised such a fuss (started rumors, resigned off
    >>> committees, etc), that the pricipal change her mind and
    >>> told me that I now can not teach the extra period. So
    >>> basicly, I lost out on $10,000 because the other teacher
    >>> refused to switch their conference period. Should I be
    >>> upset at that teacher when he knew if the switch wasn't
    >>> made, I would lose out on $10,000. We are talking about
    >>> quite a bit of money, not $200 or a minimal amount. Just
    >>> wondering what others would think and do if this happened
    >>> to them.
    >>> Thanks,

    My thought is that your principal needs to grow a spine.

    There are whiners on every staff. It's how the principal responds to
    them that matters. He or she should not have let that malcontent
    overrule a decision that s/he had already made and that would have
    such a detrimental effect when changed.