So you all know I work in the attendance office at a high school. There are two of us in our department. My supervisor, and myself (I am considered the assistant.) Our new boss this year, who is the assistant principal, has decided to make us call the parents/aunts/uncles/cousins/neighbors, etc of all the kids who are absent every single day, multiple times a day. For the past ten years my supervisor had only ran a report of kids who had multiple absences once a week, and we would have to call once a week. Now we are calling every single person on the emergency contact list several times until we get a reason for the child's absence. I have a very bad phobia of talking to people on the phone. Ten years ago, at my last job, I had to talk all day long on the phone to people who received parking tickets. I was so anxious and had so many panic attacks at that job that I had a mental break down. I simple decided to stop coming to work without calling anybody. Multiple people from that job called me and said they were worried about me, please call to let them know I am okay, etc, and I simply ignored them. Finally after a week of not showing up, I was sent a letter from the company stating I was fired. Flash forward ten years later and I'm headed to another mental breakdown. I hate my new boss. He came to this school and changed the entire attendance procedure. He is causing me an undue amount of stress. I am making approximately 50 calls a day. I can't even enjoy my weekends anymore because I am having panic attacks about going back to work on Monday. Well now he up and decided he no longer wants my supervisor to split up the calls half and half. He wants me to do ALL the calls for all the absences. I am already overwhelmed and stressed to the max. I can't handle 50 more calls! My supervisor agrees with me. She says since 80 percent of the calls are to Spanish speaking people, and she speaks Spanish and I don't, it wouldn't make sense for me to call every single student's contact numbers. She is telling me my boss is probably going to call me into his office to give me the news soon. She is telling me to fight it. But my boss is relentless. When I tell him parents are complaining because I am calling everybody on the emergency contacts just to try and clear absences, he said he didn't care, and to keep calling regardless of all the complaints I'm getting. This new boss of mine can go straight to you know where! I have been working here ten years and have never hated, loathed, despised, and detested this job the way I do since he started. I have gained 32 pounds in four months due to stress eating. I am now trying to lose the weight, but it's hard, when food is my greatest comfort at the moment. Anyway, please if you are the praying type of person, please pray my boss changes his mind about me doing all the calls. I am headed for another break down and I can't afford another trip to the mental hospital!