Thursday, December 06, 2007

I'm a blog slacker

I admit it. I have once again slacked on updating my blogs and keeping updated on my friends' blogs. This is the first time I've set foot into any blog in a few weeks. I don't have too much time but I thought I would update everyone on my new job. My last day at my old job was the week of Thanksgiving. It was hard to say good-bye. Everyone was so nice and gave me little gifts, cards, and even a little good-bye breakfast. It was a great school but I really feel like I did the right thing. I was supposed to start my new job last Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving), but alas, my old job decided to hold some paperwork hostage. They said that my file was already in the warehouse. Of course the ink hadn't even dried on my resignation letter at this time. I called Monday, my last day had been Wed., and Thurs and Fri were both holidays. It annoyed me so much because it really made me look bad to my new job. It made me look like I had screwed the old job or something.....y'all know this is DEFINITELY NOT TRUE. I went above and beyond for them even until the bitter end. Ask Lynette how many late nighters I pulled in order to get paperwork done for the incoming SLP. They treated me badly and it was a costly mistake. They actually lost the account when I left. The district is now hiring its own SLP rather than using the IU. I felt a little bad about it at first but now I feel like they are getting what they deserve. Of course $80,000 or so is nothing to a big company like that. They would have only lost $6,000 if they decided to actually pay me for my masters. Anyways, enough of that. This entry is supposed to be about my new job. I love my new job. I am now working with Early Intervention (EI) so the kids are 3-5 year-olds. The environment is so wonderful. I actually have other speech people in the same office with me. It is nice to have someone to vent or talk to who gets the stress of my job. I really did love the teachers at my old school. They were wonderful.....However, it was hard because I was the only SLP in the entire building. Now I have a network of support right here......and they are so nice. We take time to eat lunch together and talk. I never took time to eat lunch before. I was always eating with one hand and doing paperwork with the other (if I took time to eat at all). This job is also so much more casual than the other job. I feel like they care more about the actual therapy and the kids than they do about appearances. My old job put appearances before everything. I feel like this environment is more me. Some of the kids can't even talk. I've never really had to deal with kids with such severe deficits. I think it will be a challenge. I feel like these kids really need my help more than the kids on my previous caseload. I feel blessed to be in this location. It was definitely the right thing to do.


At 6:03 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

My bad. I was at home all weekend and forgot to wander into the kitchen and get Jess's address from her wedding program that's still on my refrigerator. Oops. Thanks for taking mine off, by the way. Just don't want any of my fans to show up at my doorstep. Kitter might not take too kindly to that.


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