to leaving my course tonight! now i love the course (l3 ext animal management- A-level). one of the tutors has been picking on me and a few other girls since the start of last year and it's getting ridiculous! she is aware that i suffer from depression and severe anxiety and stress disorder (to the point i pass out) yet she continues to do everything in her power to make me feel like sh!t. tonight for example... in june i was asked to take the corn snake home Very last minute- i was loading their rats and chinchilla into the car when they asked me!- but i said yes no problem because i knew it would be a huge help to the staff (and the coordinator was extremely grateful top me for taking them all). i returned her this eve when this particular Witch (please substitute the W) was teaching the night class- i had cleared it with her earlier today when i was in. as they hadn't started yet i asked if i could borrow someone to give me a hand carrying the 3ft wooden viv into the room; she said no. i then said sorry, but i cant carry it alone, i need help. at this point a girl in the class i thankfully know stood up and followed me to the car to get it.... all was grand. i was popping the snake back in the viv when Witch sent the members of the class who wanted to see her in; that was grand- they were asking me about her, i was telling- it was fun for all. she then sticks her head in looking at me and says 'any chance? i need to get started' so most of them head back out, apart from the guy holding the snake. a few mins later she comes in to see if i'm done and i realize i forgot the lock for the door- i did panic a bit, but surely its no biggie- a corn snake couldn't Ever budge that door! but oh no, i can't put her in with no lock- she'll open it and escape overnight. i told her i couldn't take her home again now, can i not wedge the door. ok, but i have to make sure its done right- i agree, thats fair enough; she leaves, i put the snake back and wedge the door, gather up my things (my own personal carrier i used, pillow case i used as a snake bag because they didn't have one etc.) and headed out. i got to the door and waved bye at her at which point i get a 'here, wait until i check this' she does check and even she couldn't open the door so all was well- i headed or the door again. 'now if she gets out tonight you'll be getting a very angry call in the morning- and it'll be you spending all day looking for her' not knowing what to say i chuckled, smiled and turned to leave, at which point i get a 'so i'd say for you not to be sleeping to well tonight then' and i must admit i did then give her a look and walk out. got to the car (my mum had drove), and broke down into a panic attack. is it just me or is that out of line for her to say? this woman has been a teacher then tutor for 30+ years and seems to get a kick out of making grown women cry; she could see i was getting uncomfortable- even being in a room of strangers on my own is a big deal for me, never mind getting all that from a tutor! and she is well aware of my problems. because my mum was there and knows i've had problems with the woman before she took my phone and called my pastoral coordinator who was as livid about it all as my mum. i think she and the course head are taking it to the next level- so a complaint about her to the head of department. worst of it is, it must be bad enough for them to want to make a complaint, but yet with all i still feel terrible getting the Witch in trouble! sorry, no real point to this... just a bit of a rant and complain. i am supposed to have her all afternoon tomorrow, but have been told to leave it until wed and have a day off so i don't have to deal with her tomorrow... but i must say, my pastoral tutor was absolutely lovely about it all- even though i did call her at 8.30 on a monday eve!