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I don’t know what to do
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Slazengerbag · 19/09/2019 17:04

At the end of summer term I had completely burnt out. It was horrendous at work and I was physically and verbally attacked on a few occasions. I came home from work in tears most days. I decided to look for a new job over the summer holidays. I applied for one I really wanted but didn’t hear anything. So I went back to my job. I then got an interview for the job I wanted and I was offered it. I’ve accepted and I start in 8 weeks. It’s such a better job, higher up the career ladder, more money, flexible working, closer to home and a lot more. I have accepted the job.

Now I’m questioning myself. I don’t know if it’s a confidence thing. I’m really good at my job (without sounding arrogant) I work hard and have great relationships with children and staff. My manager is gutted I am leaving but understands why and told me I would be a fool to stay where I am. He’s one of the reasons I’m questioning it. He’s been a fantastic mentor and always there to help and talk to. There is a team of 7 and we all get on so great and help each other out all of the time. My new job I will be on my own. I think that’s what is making me nervous. What if I completely mess everything up? What if I’m not actually that good and the team I work with now carried me? We discussed it yesterday and he told me not to be silly and that he has every faith in me.

Has anyone felt the same? What did you do?

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Pointof0return · 19/09/2019 19:14

Congratulations on your new job! Go for it!
Go back and read the start of your post about the end of last term. Remember that, that's why you are leaving for an even better job! Go for it! X

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allthegoodusernameshavegone · 19/09/2019 19:18

Congratulations, I agree with with pointof and the interview panel chose you, well done and enjoy your next phase.

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swingofthings · 19/09/2019 19:40

you have to go for it because it's easier to regret what you've taken then what you haven't, if there are regrets to have.

It's nature to assume when we face regrets that what we didn't go for would have been wonderful, even if this is not the reality. Any experience is worth taking, and nothing is the end of the world, so even if you were to realise that it isn't the right job for you, you still have an option to apply for yet another having learnt what you missed from your current one, but what was positive in the new one.

In all likelihood, you'll look back and wonder how you could have had doubts. Situations and people are always better when you are about to go.

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beluga425 · 19/09/2019 23:45

Congratulations.
Of course your team hasn't been carrying you. You've highlighted that your line manager is an excellent mentor. He'd have let you know if you weren't ready.
Just remember how unhappy you've said you were in the Summer. Look at what you've coped with. In a better environment you'll fly.

Good luck

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GreenTulips · 19/09/2019 23:48

It’s much easier to move backwards than forwards

Give the job a try and see if it suits you. You can always go back to teaching.

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IdblowJonSnow · 20/09/2019 07:52

Go for it. You're just having a wobble which is natural. Keep moving forward! Good luck!

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Slazengerbag · 21/09/2019 23:25

Thank you all so much for your advice Flowers

I had some tears to my manager and he very kindly told me to get a grip Grin

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