I promised myself I wouldn't talk about this, but then again, I think everyone has "that" person at work.
I've worked with "she who shall not be named" for four years. Our relationship started out fine. She was the more experienced teacher and so she was happy.
However, she got too competitive.
"Did you get a proficient or distinguished on your evaluation?"
The first year she got distinguished and so she flaunted her score. The second year I got distinguished and she got proficient. When she asked me about it and I told her she said "Well, that pisses me off."
Last year was absolutely awful. No matter what I did she complained or found a way to be passive aggressive.
Not to mention that I found out she has been gossiping about me with students! She told them about a medical procedure I had! She also tells students about other staff issues... Such as others who are having personal issues or those who might not get their contract renewed.
Yeah, this is the woman who rarely shows up to work on time or even attends staff meetings. And no one says anything!
Parents hate her and most of the staff avoids her. She picks favorites with students and stands in front of the classroom lecturing about inane family issues that she has no business discussing.
She gets volatile if anyone knows something that she doesn't know about a student.
Whenever we have any type of group discussion she completely monopolizes the conversation or she goes off on a tangent about something utterly irrelevant. I hate going to meetings that she's involved in.
Oh, and she is a master manipulator. For example, last week she had her TA bring me a bouquet of flowers during first period. During second period I learned why. I got five pre-release forms from her excusing students to attend an activity she'd planned....yep, all from MY class! No warning, no discussion prior!
I'm sure I will have more to bitch about later. She's been better behaved as of late. She mentioned that she has to be good or she would lose her job. Maybe the powers that be have finally caught on to her!