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Life!

Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 7:39 am
by volleyball_man
Last week I received a termination letter. No reason was given. I was shocked - as were many of my colleagues and students. I am aware that there are some of my coworkers who have been at work to see that this termination took place. I have words for them.

Anyway, I have new opportunities in front of me. I will beef up my CrossFit affiliation, possibly go back for another degree, follow a lead on another teaching job... right now I'm not certain.

Students are in an uproar about my dismissal - it made local news.

Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:13 am
by zorg
WTF?

It's good to hear that you have plans!

What did you teach?

Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 3:34 pm
by cheapo
Sorry to hear it. I hope you land on your feet (as it appears you will!).
Best of luck to you.

Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:06 pm
by volleyball_man
Thanks guys - I teach Math.

Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:08 pm
by scumdogg
It's rough when you lose your job due to the rough economic times, but to lose it because of workplace politics, that really sucks. Glad to hear you have other things set up. Your positive attitude should carry you far.

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 4:46 am
by ianjb
Many years ago, back in England, I was told the factory where I worked was going to be closed. I looked for another job and found one here in the U.S. Without that "incentive" I would probably still be in the UK. It turned out to be the best opportunity of my life.

While I'm sure it really sucks right now but I'm confident that your positive attitude will lead you on to bigger and better things.

Your signature "The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development." says it all!

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 5:57 am
by volleyball_man
Thank you. The amount of love I've felt from my family, students and some colleagues along with my simplefit and crossfit comrades has made me strong and humble. I can't express it.

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 7:38 am
by zorg
ianjb wrote:Many years ago, back in England, I was told the factory where I worked was going to be closed. I looked for another job and found one here in the U.S. Without that "incentive" I would probably still be in the UK. It turned out to be the best opportunity of my life.
I was in a similiar situation not too long ago. My former job was going to be rationalized away - and now, my current job is huge improvement.

It's trite, but these things really are best seen as opportunities. And if you can push though Fran, you can push through this, too.

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 1:42 pm
by volleyball_man
You are so right zorg. I am appropriately "worried" but not afraid. I've quit better jobs!

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:12 am
by Bri3626
Dang sorry to hear that. didnt see the post. How are things going now?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 12:53 pm
by volleyball_man
Man, I'm ready to dig in and grow my CF affiliate! Might be just the thing I needed!