I grew attached to the students however; there was disorganization with the program. The students chose different classes and moved about. This would have been fine had there not been shows to prepare for. If everyone has shows to prepare for, including technology but the students are spending their time in dance or sports... what can you do? I tried to make arrangements but it was extremely difficult.
In the beginning, I was being texted by my supervisor a lot on my days off when something was missing or misplaced. That's due to other disorganization.
There were two after school programs in one school. The after school program where I worked had teachers that were kind of possessive of their school. Some of them were nice and some of them were a bit whiny and not understanding. For instance, I needed assistance carrying the equipment in the teachers lounge where there is the storage closet. Students aren't allowed in, but what can I do with the 4-6 heavy robotic kits but laptops we used in the class? I had a student help who was curious and peeped his head in the door. This teacher saw that he was helping but was very disgruntled. She told me to find another way to bring the kits into the lounge. I have a class of students and can not leave them unattended. I lead them out on the end of the day form the 5th floor. I can not leave the kits/equipment unattended either and then walk the students out and return to the 5th floor. In the end, I started leaving the kits in the after schools main office which was often unlocked and uninhabited. These kits were $450 a piece. That's $2k to $3.5k of kits that someone could walk out with. The cabinet key was often misplaced anyway. I spoke to he supervisor but what can I do? I would try to hide them behind her desk so it was not noticeable.
A new rule was established weeks after my hire, lesson plans expected every Monday whether you worked or not. I would hand mine in every Monday except when my son ended up in emergency. I texted to let my supervisor know even though I did not work Mondays, that my son was in the hospital. The next day was Tuesday and no school. I received a an e-mail on Tuesday that I received a final warning to have my lessons on time. I was livid! I sent a copy of the drs note, but I was given no understanding.
My final warning was sent via e-mail and actually my first warning! When I spoke to my supervisor and her assistant, her assistant stated that they warned everyone in a team meeting not to ever be late with the lesson plan. So EVERYONE was warned! When I asked around hardly any of the other teachers handed in the lesson plans at all, talk about on time. The other teachers didn't know what warning the supervisors were referencing. I didn't know what warning they were talking about either! I know that's not how warnings work and tried to explain that. I guess that what happens when workers experience the "power" of managing or supervising but have not had training. They say things and do things without thinking about what it means. I did not need unnecessary stress at that time. It turns out I could not come in that week due to taking care of my child. I turned in a lesson plan for nothing.
They never re-hired staff for this year. None of the teachers were re-hired or even the supervisors.