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Friday - the confusion is over and the grieving now begins

Friday, January 22, 2021

With all of my losses this past year and the chaos of the Covid situation, I was really hoping and praying that I would be having the opportunity to work one more year, Financially, that would be a real blessing for me and it would allow me to have some closure and to adjust to the idea of retiring. They said that they would have to post the job for a sub if I left in the middle of the year and that I could not take the sub position if I retired during that school year. The chances are strong, that they may not have the position filled because NOBODY else wants my job - by retiring in June, I could apply for the job as a long-term sub and might get it. I just feel blindsided as it never occurred to me that I was so old that the choice would not be MINE. I am scrambling to figure out how I will be able to make it with retirement sooner than I wanted to go. I also have to figure out how to protect my son Ed's future in case I die. Either way, it is going to be a major change and the grief is overwhelming me today. My principal tried to persuade them to make an exception for me but the personnel director said no - and the secretary to the personnel director said there is also a catch that would prevent me from teaching until the end of school if I retired midyear - some obscure rule about not teaching at all during the same school year that I retire.

Be blessed and a blessing to all those whose lives you touch during your journey through life,
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    this makes no sence to me why are they forcing this issue when they need you so bad
    32 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear this but at least you are talking to them about it ahead of time so you can make plans. I am sorry for all of your losses and grief. emoticon
    33 days ago
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    33 days ago
    emoticon , emoticon , and more emoticon .

    It's good you found this out before the next school year started.. I feel that you will probably be able to be a permanent substitute. If not, can you be an aide for a class?

    33 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    I am so very sorry to read this! I know you have been through a lot this past year . . . and now this.
    Summon your faith, and believe the saying "When God closes a door, He opens another window."
    "If He brings you to it, He will get you through it." Give it up to God. . .
    Sending you lots of emoticon , and I will keep you in my prayers. . . emoticon
    33 days ago
  • READY201811
    It’s hard when you give so much, are so attached to your students and it is someone else’s decision and not your own. Not same situation but same circumstances that I left 4 years before it was MY plan and you know my struggles with my daughter and what happens to her after I’m gone. Take time to grieve because it’s a real hurt
    33 days ago
    So sorry for this abrupt conclusion. Grieving such things is a very real and necessary part of the process. May God pour out an abundance of wisdom and peace in the quantities you need.
    33 days ago
    Lord have mercy! So sorry this is happening to you on top of everything else.

    33 days ago
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