Annabelle, the woman who runs the drama classes, asked me if I could cover her lesson on Thursday evening, which is 5pm to 6pm, and I said no because I had a private English lesson, a job that she got me essentially, by putting in a good word for me with her friend. Annabelle messaged me back saying 'I thought you had your au pair job at that time? The problem with me giving you all these private lessons is that you can never cover for me! We need to discuss it.'
I was going to send her a polite message back, detailing these points:
-the main reason I decided to stay in Paris for another year was to teach drama classes
-I got back to Paris in September to be told I wouldn't be teaching any classes of my own
-I didn't kick up a fuss or even mention the fact that I had been... let's say... 'mislead'
-I know she wants me to substitute her lessons, but I cannot afford to teach one lesson every month, I need to be teaching as much as possible, which is why I'm very appreciative of the private lessons she has sent my way
However, I didn't send her this message because I didn't have time. I literally haven't had a second to think for about eight days and I'm sick and tired and I have a very short fuse at the moment. Also, she said we needed to discuss it, so I thought we should sit down properly and I could explain to her how I feel about the situation
Then about an hour ago Annabelle sent me a message to say that rang up the mother of the children I teach on a Thursday (who happens to be her friend, that's how I got the job) and told her that I couldn't teach the lesson this week, because I had to cover for her.
"Is this ok?" she added at the end of the message.
I absolutely cannot believe she has done this. I feel really scared and paranoid, like people are trying to control me and take over my life.
I CANNOT STAND IT when people tell me what to do.
I sent her a message back to say that the lesson I teach on a Thursday is 5pm until 5.45pm, giving me plenty of time to get to my au pair job. The drama lesson finishes at 6pm and then I will have to wait for the parents to arrive and stay behind to tidy up the classroom. There is no way I can do it. Besides, I've already messed about my Thursday class, because one week the au pair family needed me to come in early and I had to cancel.
This is so, so out of order.
I don't know what to do, because Annabelle is really nice. Why has she done this?