just wanted to share my grief with the only people who can manage to understand what I mean.
I just came back from the school where I'm teaching animation, and my boss told me I'm suspended until the end of the semester. He said that a group of students went to the school's director and said that they weren't going to pay for the Animation class, because it was delayed and that I wasn't going until the end of the class' end time, etc.
The problem is that:
1. None of them have ever mentioned any of these "problems" to me
2. All of them were contantly late and were probably going to fail because of that
3. Most of them could barely draw at all. I'm talking about students on the fourth semester of a Design course who didn't even know how to cut a piece of paper in two.
The problem is that, no matter how bad students they were, it's THEM who pay the school, so the school gives them reason, even tho they know they're wrong.
It's the golden rule: whoever's got the gold makes the rules.
Since I don't have any, and now I'll have even less, I'm off the hook.
What makes me mad is that I always tried to be friends with the students, and now they stabbed me in the back like this, without even telling me anything. I once had an animation teacher that was a nazi tight-assed bastard and always put everybody down, and people hated him... but when I tried to be the opposite, everything fell apart.
I'd like to hear from more experienced animation teachers (i.e. all of you) if you had trouble like this, and what should I do in the next semester. I don't want to turn into the enemy, but I can't be so free and open anymore because people don't respond.
What the hell am I supposed to do?