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Posted by Me on 9/4/2018, 4:17 pm, in reply to "Question
Old Man is harsh, but correct. And as a HD I'm much more open to an informal, "Steve, can you show me how you want this done again?" than I am to, "Steve, I have some questions about the assignment you gave me. Can we schedule a meeting during lunch to discuss it?" Not everything has to be a meeting.
If you are a head band director at any size school USA and your second assistant comes to you and asks if they could meet with you one on one to clarify an assignment that was given to them would you
a) wait until the last minute before the assignment should be finished, b) take time when the question was posed, c) not meet at all~ they will figure it out or d) wait until the last minute and omg , there is not time to answer?
This happened to a college friend of mine is relatively new in his position. He did not understand exactly what to do and wanted to sit down with the head director who gave the assignment. Head director either did not want to bother or forgot. My friend did not get the clarification he needed. He completed the job as best he could which turned out to be incorrect. He was reprimanded by the head band director and told that he would never do that assignment again.
I thought this was rather questionable given that he made an effort to have a meeting for clarification.
I cannot think why a head director would do such a thing. My advice to him was to request an after the fact meeting with the head director. Any thoughts?
My friend is crushed ... almost to the point of wrapping it up.... after this year. or at least in that particular school district.