I should by now be an expert on being unequally yoked. I really should. But, it still seems to be a lesson that I need to learn something about. I am praying that I can learn the lesson quickly, offer up the suffering and move on to a more satisfying place.
My struggle at the moment has to do with the technology I am working with as part of my job. I am the intake, outgo person when the kids break the technology. They break a lot of technology. And they all want it fixed yesterday.
There are things I can do, updates and powerwashes. I don't have to do those things because I am not the tech but sometimes it is just easier to fix something than to put it on the pile for someone else to do. So, I try to be helpful to the tech.
My difficulty is that the tech doesn't do his or her job. He/she rarely even comes to my school. So broken technology piles up. And parents call, and administrators call, and teachers call and students call to ask--is it fixed? when will it be fixed? why isn't it fixed yet? And they ask me these questions ALL DAY LONG, not the tech because they can't reach him/her.
Periodically I send out emails asking the tech to do his/her job and I copy the bosses and then he/she shows up and does a couple of things. And then I don't see him/her until the next time I throw him/her under the bus. I don't like living this way. I would rather work with someone than get them in trouble. I hate being frustrated and angry with all the people who ask, ask, ask about the technology.
I am retiring at the end of this school year. So my time for this has a limit. I try to remember that. I know for sure I don't like being yoked with someone who has a different work ethic than I have. Sometimes I don't want to be here at all. I reflect on whether I am adopting his/her work ethic. I am trying to focus on being the best version of myself.