Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Need your help. Resignation advice: Got it?


So, gentle readers....I need your advice. What do you do in lower higher education to resign from an extra-contractual position when you have come to the conclusion that you are getting hosed?

I mean none of the promises that were made to you by your President have come true even when you have worked your butt off and showed all manner of success. Actually, it isn't just a matter of promises not being kept its the realization that you are out there in horrible circumstances with no support and the job you have to fulfill can't really be done because all your hands and feet are tied and failure is looming large. You are left alone under the power of the one person you stated from the beginning you could NOT work under. "You don't have to. You will answer to me". NOT!

Situation normal. All fucked up. Students hurt. Taxpayers getting screwed. No R-E-S-P-E-C-T. I need out.


So, friends...how and when do you resign? Do you finish out the Spring semester and tell them then. Do you tell them now and offer to finish up? Do you do it short and sweet and how much of your hand do you show?

Give me all you got. I need it.

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

I would tell them now, and offer to finish the semester for maximum politeness. That gives whoever is above you time to decide what they want to do with the project.

Anonymous said...

When you find out, let me know. If the parents of the kids at my private school had any idea what our student-teacher ratios are, they would FREAK!!

larrycwilson said...

You put in your resignation from the position now, effective the end of the Term. And, for the rest of the Term, you run things the way you want to run them. But politely.

Diane said...

I always put myself in the other person's shoes and then make the decision based on being in those shoes. It makes the decision real easy when you think about it - I would want notice and then I would want the person to act professionally and continue to do the best job they are capable of doing.