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大好きな仕事が変わってきた

実は今年英語を教えている中学校は他の中学校と統合になった。まあ、日本では珍しいことじゃないだろうな。日本人は結婚とか子供を育つこともしないからだ。しかし、それは別に僕には関係はない。日本の未来は僕の問題じゃない。僕に対していつでもアメリカに帰ることが出来る。昔の甘い僕はどんな火災が起こっても日本にいたくて日本人を手伝いたいと思った。その時何を考えるか分からない今。

前の話だけど。うん、大好きな中学校は完全に変わってきた。生徒と先生が増えていたりした。そのせいでこの中学校が大好きな僕は気持ちも変わってきた。もう和める中学校じゃない。色んな不良な生徒がいるし、生徒の態度も悪くなったし。この状態はもういやだ。どうも分からない。なんで先生たちは何もしないんだ?もう諦めたのか?

もう書いただろう。僕は幽霊みたいな存在だ。英語で話せるラジオみたいな存在だ。大嫌いなんだそんなこと。それはもうどうでもいいんだけどさ。最初からもそうだった。ただ僕は甘くて若くて気が付かなかっただけ。

最近、怒りたいことがあった。先生は僕に1学期の終わりパーティーのアンケートをくれた。近く先生はそのことを見て「ああ?ALT先生まであげる?OO、漢字読める?」と聞かれた。心の中で怒りで叫んだ。「…行かないと思いますが…」とそっと返事した。すぐ二人の先生は笑った。ばかにされるのか?と思った。

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A Legitimate Complaint or False Entitlement?

I am looking forward to some time off. It has been a long year, but I am proud of it. Since I have improved as a person and as a role model. I was satisfied with my recent evaluation that I got back. On it I received 4’s and 5’s out of 6. Although, I did get only one 3 which is basically the baseline mark. The comment said that I have a great personality but I am a bit lacking in some skills.

Now, I will be honest here. I don’t know if what I have is a legitimate issue or if what I have is just a false sense of entitlement. Here is the story.

A few days ago, I recently checked my e-mail to find that I got one saying I must attend the training for the new employees the first week of my coming vacation time. The thing is the e-mail didn’t give me any concrete information, and didn’t address me personally. It only said in the e-mail that the I scores could use improvement on my evaluation. So I did send an e-mail and called them but they have yet to get back to me.

Now, I know I am entitled to my vacation, but I know I too have a responsibility to my job when they feel I am not up to their standard. Although, to be honest I don’t know what a low evaluation score is to them. I got average and above. Unless there is further information I am not aware of.

But my issue is with the amount of time they gave me. This is last minute. Poor management. My contract mentions nothing about having to do further training outside the months stated in it. Further stating that I would be notified a full month in advance of training dates. This is so others can rearrange their vacation and travel plans around training dates.

Now, I will be compensated that I don’t have to pay for my meals and rooms during the five day training. So I suppose this is there way of paying me for giving up my vacation days. …This is okay, I guess.

But my issue is not with having to go to further training outside the one day regular training. I am all for giving advice to new employees and working to improve. But I had made plans long before with my girlfriend. We have been looking forward to enjoying the nature and spring weather. We made these travel plans at least two whole weeks prior to this notification. If they would have given some kind of indication that they were thinking of doing this to some employees. Or even a heads up then I would have been slightly more accommodating.

So is my claim legitimate or am I just being a whiny bitch about it? The thing is I just don’t want to be a doormat. Thinking that they know what’s best or I have no say in the matter as an employee. I’m trying to be mature about it by not just blowing it off as something like I DON’T WANNA.

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