Story goes like this:
A couple of months ago I got to have a dream come true. I was talking to the people in charge at the gym and realizing the love I had, they gave me their permission to instruct my own spin class. I offered to do this voluntarily, because I needed the practice, in order to prepare for the instructing certification exam, which I intend to do this year.
I didn't get in to the official gym schedule, I had to promote my class myself (and with the help of my friend-instructors) and after two months, I got to have my loyal "audience"
Creating the choreography on the bike, choosing my own music, deciding on what to to say is actually something I enjoy very much and in order to make myself better, I also get help by an experienced instructor, kind of a seminar-lesson.
So what is the difficult choice, you will tell me...
Well, although I got permission from the people in charge, nobody actually came to see what I am doing. Yes, people like it, yes, I have a full class, but they people who were supposed to come see me, have not actually done it.
It's not that I actually want to get paid, I don't think that an hour's pay will compensate the work and the time and the effort I make. I just wanted some feedback. Not from my instructor (it's his job). Somebody should actually tell me if they like what I am doing or not. If they want it to continue or not.
And I really feel let down because I am giving all of my energy to do this and nobody actually cares. It's as if they are doing me a favour.
So.... I have decided to quit. And that's the difficult decision I got to make.
It is going to be really hard for me, I am going to miss it because it is something I LOVE.
Next week is going to be my last class. I have not announced it to them yet, it will be a surprise.
Do you think I am doing the right thing?
I'd love to hear your opinion, as teachers, as employees, as employers...