Please be exactly like your predecessor!!
I don’t know how many JETs have this happen to them, but at my school the JTEs really want me to be my predecessor.
They always tell me “He did this!” And when I don’t take the hint, “Can you do what he did?” And if I still hold out “Do what he did.” How to find my own style when my JTEs want me to have his style?
Also, somewhat related. We have to log into the school scheduling system, and I mentioned that my name isn’t on the login list. My JTE brought it up with the guy who handles it, and his response was “Can’t she just use her predecessor’s name?” I thought he meant for the time being and assumed I would be added today, but no. He seriously just doesn’t give a fuck and is making me use my predecessor’s name. Thanks for the warm welcome, bro.
Also, my name tag has my last name wrong and now I feel like if I mention it they’ll be like “Whatever, it’s close enough.” That was my reaction, but other JETs have insisted that it’s vital I get it fixed…
In other news, one of the cute teachers talked to me today. I feel like if someone talks to me, there must be a reason, so I’m all “Was it the JLPT book on my desk? Is it because I picked up that tape for him?” Really, though. “THE QT SPOKE TO ME YAAASSS” is my main reaction.