At the end of this past school year a lot of teachers were laid off at my school due to Covid. I was one of the unlucky ones laid off, but a few weeks ago my admin called me and asked me to re-sign with them. I agreed because I love working at my school. The other teacher that was laid off in my department wasn’t rehired (there were various reasons) and I’m worried about returning and dealing with the clique that teacher belonged to. They’re kind of a classic mean girls clique and honestly because of who they’re friends with I’m worried about how this year will go. I’m worried they’re gonna target me because I was hired back over their friend. I also really dislike that this is something I need to worry about as a professional and an adult. Didn’t we move past all this is middle and high school?!