In a few days I am headed south for a week of r n r. An annual trip these days, but one I have come to respect and appreciate. This time allows for reflection and opens my mind a bit. I do generally come back invigorated and somewhat look forward to work, however can't help but wonder what I should be doing in my life and career ?
That is in fact not a bad thing. I think to keep an open mind on things, and not feel limited or accepting of one's overall surroundings is what keeps us somewhat young at heart and fresh, and accepting of change. These past several months has seen me really take in the beaurocracy of the school systems. While I would not lable this blindly with every private school, I do closely watch the failures that are the business managers and other so called titles in many of these schools as they flounder for money, then on top of this, watch the entitled faculty and staff poorly manage their budgets and talk to the foodservice managers as if they do not have the time of day for them, and poorly manage their own little events with us, with not a care in the world. These are the people that direct and help develop our kids minds for the future and it scares the crap out of me. Of course when their events end up being more expensive then they thought it would they scream and cry, however do not want to get involved enough to help make things both work for them and us.
This is kind of the general feel on many campuses. They want it on the cheap, but do not want to really help in the process. They don't have time. As if we do have the time to manage their last minute drop in my lap luncheons, coffee breaks, and so on with minimal instruction and wild guesses as to how many we will serve that are always off by some stupid amount, over or under. I could go on all day on this subject. Why are parents paying 16 to 24k for kids to go to private schools? These peolpe are a huge reason why.
This is just one of many reasons that I am so looking forward to my Florida break, to say the least. My bitterness towards this group of people has gotten pretty thick in the past several months.