it is amazing what a difference a year makes with work hassles. last year my principal was not supportive at all with my back, surgery, and chronic pain issues. i am sure as i read, a lot of you have experienced hassles with supervisors. they seem to view our pain etc as an inconvenience that interferes with the smoothness of work. as a teacher it is bad with respect that since i missed a lot of time, my students missed educational time. since i am a special ed teacher working with my students is more important because i have to write IEP's that deal with individuals. no support from principal, no support with discipline. if a kid did something wrong, v.p. would come in and ask the kids if johnny swore. well, we all know kids won't rat on their friends therefore the kid must be right when he said i did not swear. i am not workman's comp but i am sure the hassles are worse with you guys. well new year, new principal, new attitude. i almost bought the farm last year with emergency surgery and still no help. i am here to say if you get a new boss, try to work with them and don't carry the negative attitudes that make work worse. i was upset because of the lack of support and my attitude was just as bad. if you find yourself in a bad situation with work, try to maintain a positive attitude. don't argue, blame, complain, etc. smile and say yes, i will try my best. i have done that and also i have a new principal which helped. with my new attitude, i am now among the respected teachers, from the outhouse to the penthouse. i am also department chair. so pleeeeeze be as positive as possible in difficult times. it can only help. if you are mad etc, kick the couch or hit the wall. i am living proof of positive mind set at work and how it helps us.
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.