I almost quit my job yesterday.
My job is going to schools and talking to kids about the "rights, realities, and responsibilities of being a young parent".
My idea about the program is I help kids make informed decisions on whether or not to become parents.
The programs idea is that we help kids make informed decisions on whether or not to become parents and the right answer is always no.
Every other week we have a "team meeting". Almost every meeting turns into everyone arguing with me about my parenting style. (No spanking, vegan, sex positive, queer friendly, gender neutral, etc.)
Yesterday my boss was getting really stressed out because we got a new "safer" curriculum for getting grants with, which means we talk about teen parenting without ever mentioning sex. We were going over the curriculum and fussing over the changes.
We got to the line that reads "I'm sure everyone in here has thought about what it'd be like to have kids someday. We thought about having kids in our future too, but we had kids before we were ready."
I said, "Jennnifer, I don't want to say that line." And she said "Well, Charlie, whether you're willing to admit it or not you did have Cae before you were ready, Ms. 'I'm on Welfare' and all that.
I reminded her that my food stamps had just been cut off, stood up and left the room crying.
She immediately realized that what she said was wrong and apologized a bunch.
About ten minutes later she came into the bathroom and apologized more and said she didn't mean it and that she admired me and cried.
I just wish she had never said it. Because even though she didn't mean it, there are plenty of people out there who do mean it.
I've felt like shit ever since. I hate that one persons disgusting comment can bring me down and I am not sure what I should do.