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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Back to the beginning

I will retire soon but at the beginning of my career, I worked with poverty stricken language minority children. I actually liked it quite a bit. There was the problem , however, of constantly fighting discrimination, lack of materials, bad facilities etc. etc.  When you work on behalf of a group which is discriminated against, you get discriminated against too.

Now, I am reassigned to work with these kids again. Little do they know that I am now much more able to stand up for their rights within the system. This was given to me as a punishment but I will make the best of it by doing my best to make sure these kids learn. I will also advocate strongly for them to get the resources that they are supposed to get. As a young girl, this was beyond me.

Your comments on my last post were very kind. I will not get anymore promotions before retirement unless there is another really big shakeup. I did do well in my job during all the stress with Beth but I was concentrating on tasks not politics. To be honest, I did not have the energy nor inclination to spend precious time on politics and it bit me in the proverbial ass.

5 comments:

  1. Who knows... maybe the hand of your higher power was at work, putting you in a place where you can use your gifts so well? I like to see it that way, anyway.

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  2. Those you will get to work with now, are going to be blessed!

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  3. Anna, I worked through every crisis with my son for 10 years, no one could tell what a wreck I was inside. For what? I actually wish I had been more honest--not the grisly details, just to say once "I need to go sit in my car and cry for 10 minutes. I'll be back". I could care less about people who don't get it anymore. If they think they can get out of this life without a heartbreak, more power to them.

    I understand how you will help those who don't have a voice. I see the poor and marginalized in a whole new light now.

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  4. I really like what everyone above said.
    It may have been a punishment, but it can be a promise that today you can make a difference with people way more important in the grand scheme of things - people who need someone like you. You've got a great attitude going, let it shine! God bless.

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  5. I hid things about my personal life for a long time. And I still don't make it known at work. Work became my comfortable place to get my mind off what was going on at home. I am glad that I am not leaving this job at a time when my wife is actively drinking.

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