Could a bad eval keep me from a new job?

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Could a bad eval keep me from a new job?
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Wed, 02-10-2010 - 7:09pm

It's looking pretty clear to me that I won't be teaching where I am next year, either because I resign or because of our head admin. I'm being formally evaluated tomorrow even though I was evaluated last year and I'm sure that it won't be a good one based on everything else that's been going on.

Can one single bad evaluation in my personal file keep me from getting hired elsewhere? I'm seriously concerned that this is going to be bad enough that it could prevent me from getting a job somewhere else.

  "Aut dosce, aut disce, aut discede"
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Registered: 03-24-2003
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 3:31pm

No. No one but you and your employer can see that file. They can't pack it up and send it to another possible employer who might call for a reference. It's relevant and confidential to your current place of employment.

Sherry

 

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Fri, 02-12-2010 - 7:26am
Thanks for the info. I'm feeling better about where I'll end up landing after the fall-out though it still remains to be seen. A fellow teacher who has also been in the cross-hairs of this admin gave me some great insight: We never know if things could be better until we're forced into a position like this. I just read what you posted to someone else and it's clear to me what's going on with my situation. It reminded me of a quote I saw once: "Those who can, teach. Those who can't become administrators."
  "Aut dosce, aut disce, aut discede"
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Fri, 02-12-2010 - 10:42am

So true. I've seen that happen too many times. Many do it for the money and as an escape from the classroom instead of the right reasons.

Sherry

 

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Sun, 02-14-2010 - 9:22pm

Agreeing with Sherry. Your file is personal, but your former admins can answer questions that could keep you from future employment or in my case, stop the phone from ringing. Former admin, mentioned to my current "sub" employer something I said on the way out the day, the week after the kids were gone and we were both in the heat of an argument. But because she mentioned this to the new employer, I haven't been called to sub in months. Why?? Cause they just received the info from the former admin in Dec.

So yes, they can say things that are not true or misconstrued and you can be SCREWED out of new employment. Which is highly unfair. Everyone works differently according to the work place they are in. In toxic workplaces, it was hard to keep a happy disposition when you were being spit on all the time.

My last job was very affirming so they give me nothing but glowing reviews because I was completely happy there. I did a great job in both places, no one denies that, but my attitude was different based on where I was.

Sucks really. I need to start my support group. Time to do it and stop talking about it.

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