I just had a phonecall from my FAO.
The college has received an anonymous letter saying that i am teaching at another school in the area as well.
I am NOT!
I want to stay at this school for another year, and quite frankly, i'm too lazy to go teach elsewhere! I've been asked by two different people to teach away from school - one was to teach some small children (i'm really bad at teaching small children, so i declined) and the other asked me to do a Halloween party for a children's school. I went to the Halloween party. He asked me to teach them more regularly, and again i declined (i have a policy - I don't work weekends - i like to travel at weekends).
The letter apparently said that i am teaching at WEB international English. According to my FAO, some of the other colleges have had FTs move to WEB. Personally, i would never work for WEB. I have heard too many bad stories about them to even consider it.
I can't understand why a teacher here thinks i am working for them. Is this a new ploy from WEB to try and get FTs to move to them by hounding them out of the jobs they already have?
My FAO says that i shouldn't worry. She says that she is treating it as a misunderstanding - maybe the writer of the letter thought that i was one of the FTs in the area teaching at the other school as well. I've told my FAO that i would never work for WEB, i attended a Halloween party but have not taught anywhere else and don't plan to. If i was to teach elsewhere, i would ask their permission (as my contract states), and that i would also ask their advice to see if the other place was good. She said that she doesn't believe the letter but had to contact me to ask about it.
I'm a little worried - is this someone making me want to lose my job? What have i done to upset someone!! If it is malicious, the only people it could be are the teachers i declined when they asked me to teach elsewhere. Will it affect the fact that i want to stay here for another year after this one? Do the directors now believe i am untrustworthy?
The FAO says that the directors are not happy - not with me, but with the letter writer because they said that if the writer cannot put their name on a letter, then they cannot approach them to ask more questions, or to ask their motives and evidence.
I know that the other FT (a japanaese teacher) here is teaching elsewhere, but i don't want to tell the FAO in case my college doesn't know that. I'll try to talk to him later and warn him and then leave it to him to sort out. He's a nice guy and i don't want him to lose his job either.
I really like this college. I can't understand what's going on! Argh!