Is it the season for surveys? In the past couple of weeks I’ve been sent several of them. The topics include, my administrators, staff development, classroom management and connected counseling – whatever that is…
In every one of these surveys I’m told not to forward the survey because it is linked to my specific email address. Yet, when I take the survey, it’s anonymous. Do they honestly think I believe that statement? Hello? The best ones are when they tell me that I’ve been randomly selected. Who is this person whose job is dependent on me doing these surveys? Don’t they have anything better to do? How about we do some budget cutting starting right there?
When I do actually take one of these surveys, the answer choices are too narrow and don’t fit my answer. I know that a survey needs to be written so there are some extremes so you can interpret the data. But I usually just get frustrated because the answer choices just don’t work.
Even though you really value my opinion and would like my input, I’m sorry Survey Monkey. You’re going to the cyber black hole known as my trash.