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tuxedo_cat
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« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2012, 2:16:53 PM »

She didn't realize that her issues were taking such a toll on the students. I approached it from the standpoint of "they are easily stressed out, and adult concerns can be too much for them."  That gave her an easy way out.  

That was very clever!  Good luck -- I hope that brings some resolution to the problem.
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« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2012, 11:05:05 AM »

She didn't realize that her issues were taking such a toll on the students. I approached it from the standpoint of "they are easily stressed out, and adult concerns can be too much for them."  That gave her an easy way out.  

That was very clever!  Good luck -- I hope that brings some resolution to the problem.

I agree.  That was a great way to make it feel less personal.
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« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2012, 6:55:38 PM »

If this were me, my first action would be to call my HR office and find the person who works with training, employee evaluations, performance improvement, etcetera, and talk through the problem with them.

Wow...there are HR offices that do this?
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« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2012, 8:45:46 AM »

If this were me, my first action would be to call my HR office and find the person who works with training, employee evaluations, performance improvement, etcetera, and talk through the problem with them.

Wow...there are HR offices that do this?

The EE/HR unit at my campus regularly visits to departments asking us to get their advice before address conflict, in an effort to make a lower risk profile for the university. But we also have a robust supervisor training program so maybe we're different?
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