Bad Attitude. That's me right now. Santa might be skipping my house if this keeps up...
I have my monthly leadership training time this weekend (Saturday morning through Sunday evening). I'm not looking forward to it, for some reason, though I am pretty sure it will feel good once I get there. I just feel kind of sad right now, likely due to my break-up, and it feels vulnerable to be in a group of 25-30 people when you feel that way, at least it feels that way to me. A lovely woman from the group who I've Skyped with a couple of times since our last gathering pointed out that there will be a lot of support from the group available. That's a good way to look at it, but somehow it's not helping right now.
Also, I just found out this morning that the administrators at my college are offering considerably less hours to us next semester as CTE counselors. This is not what was originally communicated. We were told there would be assignments that we would bid on and that we may not end up with the ones we have now. We were NOT told there would be a lot less cumulative hours to choose from.
We have known for a while that under the current administration (our Dean retired over the summer), we were less valued on the campus. A lot of innuendo and rumors have been flying around. But, again, it was more about changes, not being cut to just a few hours a week or possibly none at all! I am both angry and scared at the same time.
I know there is one full-time counseling position soon to be announced in general counseling, which I will apply for, but I'm imagining there are a lot of people who will apply for that. I have a good relationship with other general counselors but not a close relationship.
Part of the problem is that we were located in a completely different part of campus than the rest of counseling and student services. It was near the Workforce Development office but it kept us somewhat isolated - a definite disadvantage now. I want to call up our Vice President (she's been our interim supervisor) and grill her about all this, but I don't want to shoot myself in the foot regarding possible opportunities. Oy.
Finally, it is FREEZING, as I know it is times ten in many parts of the country that have it worse than we do. Camping outdoors, especially considering I hate camping to begin with, sounds simply awful.
Oh Lord, I need an attitude adjustment. Thanks for listening.