During my last week of training I was sent over to the elementary side of the school. I was not particularly happy about that the main reason due to the lead. He was a man in his late 30’s who was kind enough and professional enough but very open about some bad habits he had which made me a bit uncomfortable.
There was another girl trainee who was assigned to work with me which made things a little less awkward but still we would be working in a room and the lead would come over and sit and watch us. He would never say or do anything inappropriate which I am thankful for but having the knowledge of his bad habits made me uncomfortable having him there. I don’t think it would have been so bad if he would have helped us work but he didn’t. Instead he would just come in, sit down on the end of the table, watch us work and complain about the workers he did have.
At one point the lead told us that he had requested and begged the district to allow us two girls to stay permanently at his school. I did not like the idea of that. I certainly did not want to be stuck with him for the rest of my custodial career. The district denied his request however and the next week I was sent out to another school.
I have never been so happy to leave a place before in my life. That week I was there was enough for me and I was certainly ready to be sent on to a new adventure.