Very disrespectful and stressful past five years; It got to the point where I was having extreme uncontrolled anxiety and panic attacks during the school day. There was a lack of administrative support to use my sick leave which at the beginning of the medical situation I had over 120 unused sick days. I was an individual that worked in the district when I was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer, and never missed one day of work during the period I was being treated with chemotherepy and was quite ill. During the past five years, my physicians requested reasonable accomidations to work through anxirety and panic disorder; granted, as hard ad I tried, I was not at my best, did the best I could for all students, yet the district administration moved me out of my building of twenty years and put me in situations where the work setting was more difficult. I pretty much had to retire under long term disability at age 55. I forgot to mention, I served the military Reserves 24 years, retired, and they did everything they could to accomidate my illnesses, and my military duties were much less stressful then working at the Minneapolis school where I taught. Thanks Minneapolis for the compassion that you never showed me; now I know why students struggle in your district. I did too! Dave Reierson, Science Teacher, Retired under disability, pathetic!
Reduction of hours for my position while other positions were increased. No respect, administrators expect you to be happy with less.
Retirement or sickness
Answered - Math teacher (Current Employee) - Minneapolis, MN
Going back to school
Answered - School Bus Driver (Current Employee) - Minneapolis, MN