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Re: Awful people working at Kita

If you're not happy with the way your child ist being treated and brought up - then do it yourself - but that's just my opinion.

My mother gave me a very tough upbringing and I'm sure she called me a lot worse than a Drama Queen. Seriously how does the OP expect her kid to survive school and then the first job if the kid doesn't learn to deal with this sort of talk But I guess Mum can then stalk the boss on Social Media.
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Old 25.03.2021, 15:40
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If you're not happy with the way your child ist being treated and brought up - then do it yourself - but that's just my opinion.
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My mother gave me a very tough upbringing and I'm sure she called me a lot worse than a Drama Queen.
Mothers may say a lot of things when they're upset but usually make up for it like 2000 times...

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Seriously how does the OP expect her kid to survive school and then the first job if the kid doesn't learn to deal with this sort of talk .
This talk shouldn't come from a teacher though. It happens, but it's not desirable and there're tons of pedagogical theories that don't support this view. So I guess I have a totally different opinion than most people here on this one.

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But I guess Mum can then stalk the boss on Social Media.
That was weird, I agree. It's just typical for our world though.

And making character asses....uhm assassination based on the poor girl's Insta motto is..... Judging by that it seemed like a young person who wants very much to be cool/edgy etc. Maybe she is good with the kids overall. OP shouldn't jump to conclusions before even trying to talk to this person.
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Old 25.03.2021, 16:27
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Re: Awful people working at Kita

Wait, was the sprog called a "drama queen" (English) or a "Dramaqueen" (German)?

Is OP mentioned that said kita is German speaking, I suspect the latter.

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Old 25.03.2021, 16:47
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For her own protection or to wake up and kick the other sleeping kids out of the way
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Old 25.03.2021, 16:51
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My mother gave me a very tough upbringing.
And how did you turn out?
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Old 25.03.2021, 18:14
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What a common sense post. I think it doesn't belong here....

....has decided "drama queen" is not offensive, it's OK calling a child who is not yours like that, even desirable as a pedagogical method.
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And yet I suspect people would take offense to their boss calling them a drama queen, baby, or <insert name>.
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And yet I suspect people would take offense to their boss calling them a drama queen, baby, or <insert name>.
You must be an under 40 USian!

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You must be an under 40 USian!

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Ha! Or I've worked in HR
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Old 25.03.2021, 18:21
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Ha! Or I've worked in HR
So, you are one from the dark-side!

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And yet I suspect people would take offense to their boss calling them a drama queen, baby, or <insert name>.
If my boss called me anything but spectacular....

okay, any of the above, I'd stop squealing and think
HR to the rescue? Please.

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Old 25.03.2021, 19:07
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And yet I suspect people would take offense to their boss calling them a drama queen, baby, or <insert name>.
In my case, the term often used is "Prima Donna".

I have always taken it as a compliment.

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And how did you turn out?
Absolutely fine! And I work in HR too.
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In my case, the term often used is "Prima Donna".

I have always taken it as a compliment.

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Yeah! That's the spirit!

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In my case, the term often used is "Prima Donna".

I have always taken it as a compliment.

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Italian usage may differ. Just a guess.
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And yet I suspect people would take offense to their boss calling them a drama queen, baby, or <insert name>.
I was in a job once, where my boss called me: incompetent, useless and big disappointment. Needless to say I left after a couple of weeks.

Now, I laugh about it, but then........

And karma rules, she was fired a few months later.
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I was in a job once, where my boss called me: incompetent, useless and big disappointment. Needless to say I left after a couple of weeks.

Now, I laugh about it, but then........

And karma rules, she was fired a few months later.
She had unresolved issues since Kita teachers called her a big disappointment.
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Re: Awful people working at Kita

@ Urs Max: Not used in Swiss German AFAIA.
Maybe my Standard German is off, but I'd say (blöde) Schnepfe is a fairly strong insult implying she's easy. That doesn't compare to the German meaning of Drama Queen.

Detailed definition for aficionados of colloquial Standard German
Schnepfe annoying woman
Blöde Schnepfe very annoying woman
Common usage by both sexes. No implication of casual sexual availability. When used by men in regard to their wives, she is usually not in earshot. In cases where proximity of spouse was unwisely ignored, things can sometimes be remedied by addressing her as “Hase”.



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I was in a job once, where my boss called me: incompetent, useless and big disappointment. Needless to say I left after a couple of weeks.

Now, I laugh about it, but then........

And karma rules, she was fired a few months later.
It is logical, she doesn't sound like a human gem. Good for you leaving.
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Re: Awful people working at Kita

Prima Donna in Italian is definitively not a compliment...the google English translation is pretty accurate:
"a very temperamental person with an inflated view of their own talent or importance."

Btw, Italians use it for men as well.

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Prima Donna in Italian is definitively not a compliment...
It is if you are an opera singer.

(or an actress)

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