Saturday, 8 October 2011

Normal services resumes

I've been bitching a bit about work recently, but its very hard to stay upset when you have a great job, the odd wibble is normal in any workplace as it is in life and it can be easy to forget the good things.

The very best of those good things is when you know you've made some difference to a student.

I got an email from a student last night which really brought this home to me. He thanked me for taking time to help him with an issue in class and said how much happier he was to continue with his class.
I get a fair number of compliments, a few complaints from time to time, which I try always to address and the odd hug and wave on the street from old students. I don't really think about it too much, the compliments are nice but its important not to be lax and think you're doing it all right all the time, the complaints may be few but must always be addressed and I do.

But this week, the timing of this 1 email was spot on. A bad week at work totally negated by a 2 sentence ps at the bottom of an email.

A small thing really but simply the best feeling ever. I have a great job and I do it well, thats all that really matters.

Mood lifted, time to spend some quality time with guitars.



Out Of Reign said...

Nice to hear teachers get some appreciation. For what it's worth, you deserve it :)

Out Of Reign said...

Good to hear teachers still get compliments. For what it's worth, I think you all deserve it :)

Boring old Fart said...

kind of you to say.

I must say I get the feeling we're appreciaed all the time, our HBO is consistantly voted the best in The Netherlands, we are ground breakers in terms of the specialist industry based training we offer and we have students who;s passion and drive keeps us on our toes all the time.

in 30 years as a game developer, this is THE best job I've ever ever ever had.

and a PS from a student just reminded me of that.

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Out Of Reign said...

Well, lolz for the double post. And I think what NHTV does is great. Every teacher is a professional, and the best thing, I genuinely like them all. Looking forward to the next 4 years :).

Boring old Fart said...

ohh eck..

Students reading my blog...thats a bit of a worry.

So who are you?

Out Of Reign said...

Morgan of course! I hope I don't come across like an asskisser, but it's just a big change for me to see teachers who actually know what they're doing and give a damn, compared to the teachers I had in my last study.

Boring old Fart said...

Hi Morgan

2 compliments in 1 week, I'm gratified to hear it.

please remember comments made here are my own personal views, they don't represent the university or indeed the rest of humanity at times :D

Boring old Fart said...

from different students too :D

Out Of Reign said...

I got that impression :)