Fortunately, as of this past week, I have ‘mopped up’ the majority of all my job roles for the next month – until it all kicks off again in the new academic year. Although, having said that, I have handed in my notice at Bredon School and will officially leave at the end of August – despite being on a term-time only contract. It is a shame because I enjoy working there and the team is fabulous, but the part-time hours coupled with driving time, distance (17 miles each way) and related costs really made it frustrating and ultimately financially tenuous.
I received a very positive acknowledgement to my handing-in-notice from Bredon School, so I know that I can rely on them for a good reference. However, if I don’t get a new job-role it just means I’m not the right person for that environment – I can’t be bothered to be too upset about it. Let’s face facts, an employer is an employer is an employer and loyalty is usually a one-way street.
BTW: the definitions of a mid-life crisis [noun] in various dictionaries are:
"a loss of self-confidence and feeling of anxiety or disappointment that can occur in early middle age" and
"a period of emotional turmoil in middle age characterized especially by a strong desire for change".