AUGUST CHANGE UPS: The changes in school and work.. is this a stressful time of year for you?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 07, 2013 9:45 PM GMT
    So often times I hear it from friends.. the new fall season, school, a renewed focus at work, enthusiasm, some real stress with new classes, teaching positions and assignments. Mid August on can be a real time of change.
    A friend of mine was complaining on the phone last night how he hates this time of year (of course I reminded him how much he seems to hate Christmas and January.. so I take this with a grain of salt). So is August a tough time for you or are there really any changes at all?

    Me: I have lots of clients to see, so it is a very busy time...icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 08, 2013 5:30 AM GMT
    I worked at a university and we had things well organized and were prepared for the start of each fall semester. Thank god for well organized and good managers!

    The poor students though, they were freaking out.
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    Aug 08, 2013 5:47 AM GMT
    Not at all! I can tell that school has started though because there an increase in morning traffic. Right now, it takes me about 10 min to drive to the gym in the mornings. When school starts, it takes about 20 to 25 min to get there.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 08, 2013 12:43 PM GMT
    Lumpynose saidI worked at a university and we had things well organized and were prepared for the start of each fall semester. Thank god for well organized and good managers!

    The poor students though, they were freaking out.


    Glad to hear that things are so well organized. You kind of hope that most universities are.. at this time of year.
    I just tend to have a number of clients who really get stressed over the next few weeks.
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    Aug 08, 2013 6:44 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidWhen school starts, it takes about 20 to 25 min to get there.
    Which is unfortunate because I wouldn't be surprised if many of those people driving their kids to school could be walking with them to school instead. Public schools by design are generally never too far away to walk to and from.

    It's appalling when I go by this one grade school in the afternoon when the school gets out; there's this long long line of cars queued up of parents picking their kids up.
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    Aug 08, 2013 6:55 PM GMT
    Big changes are happening for me. Just scored a new job at a pharma company about 400 miles away. Gotta uproot my life and trek down to a whole new area alone and start working in a completely new environment. It's simultaneously exciting and scary.
  • Nonesuch

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    Aug 08, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    Most people who are in the teaching profession have some degree of stress and anticipation at this time of year. Remember how you felt as a kid on the first day of school? That nervousness never totally goes away. The worst part is the days before school starts. Several days of endless adult jabbering about about strategic plans, standards, assessments, professional development plans, budgets and on and on... All important stuff,but let me get my room set up already. This year is particularly bad since my school is moving to a new building which we are not able to access yet.