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Posts Made By: c6g
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-19-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By c6g
I have nothing against the two stores you...

I have nothing against the two stores you mentioned, and it might turn out that one of them will give you the best deal. At the same time, it's worth checking out smaller independent appliance...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-15-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By c6g
I agree with all of the reasons given so far. ...

I agree with all of the reasons given so far.

Here's another one: When a job is posted several weeks or months in advance, it's often because the teacher has a workshop scheduled. I've accepted...
Board: The VENT 08-12-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 61
 
Posted By c6g
When I first read this a couple days ago, I...

When I first read this a couple days ago, I thought you were being making a major mistake. Now that I've had a chance to think about it, my thoughts have changed.

I had some good years when I was...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-10-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By c6g
Thanks, Nietzsche, for the old salary...

Thanks, Nietzsche, for the old salary information! The $33/day sub wage in 1967-68 sounds about right for the era, and if you look at that figure in 2019 dollars (about $243), it shows that our...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-10-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By c6g
I pay $20 and give a $3 tip.

I pay $20 and give a $3 tip.
Board: The VENT 08-09-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By c6g
Great suggestions from everyone, and I have...

Great suggestions from everyone, and I have nothing to add.

You mentioned the student from last year who "needed" leadership experience, and I remember when you posted that. Did he ever get the ...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-09-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By c6g
We received small raises about a year ago and now...

We received small raises about a year ago and now make about $100/day.

Thinking back . . .
It's hard to find information about sub wages 40 to 50 years ago, but I recall being told that subs...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-07-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By c6g
The last time we were there, we visited Niagara...

The last time we were there, we visited Niagara Falls State Park. There are a number of great things to see there, such as the lesser-known Bridal Veil Falls.
Board: Retired Teachers 08-06-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By c6g
I've heard "washroom" in cities along Highway 401...

I've heard "washroom" in cities along Highway 401 in Ontario, but perhaps it isn't used everywhere in Canada.
Board: Retired Teachers 08-06-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By c6g
Thank you for your great responses! You've...

Thank you for your great responses! You've mentioned some excellent questions, issues, and concerns, and I'll keep them in mind as I study the information packet that's due to arrive soon.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-06-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By c6g
There was something about the Robitussin Honey...

There was something about the Robitussin Honey "Window Bear" commercial that made me laugh every time. I can't keep a straight face thinking about the ending. :)
Board: Retired Teachers 08-05-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By c6g
The elementary school I attended had lockers, but...

The elementary school I attended had lockers, but there was a cloakroom adjacent to the kindergarten rooms. I started teaching many years later in the same district, and the older buildings were set...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-05-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By c6g
Great responses! Crazy4catz, are you in...

Great responses!

Crazy4catz, are you in Canada? When we're in Canadian restaurants, wash room is the term we hear, but it doesn't seem to be a common expression in the U.S.

During my years as...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-04-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By c6g
Hang up your wraps, boys and girls

I'm not sure why I suddenly remembered this, but it was something I used to hear my teachers say in elementary school in the 60s. Why did they call them wraps and not coats or jackets? Neither my...
Board: The VENT 08-04-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By c6g
I don't know much about medical billing, but my...

I don't know much about medical billing, but my wife and I know someone who did it from home while her children were young. She was good at it and enjoyed the flexible hours, but I'm not sure how...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-02-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By c6g
Anyone have a Medicare Advantage plan?

I've been investigating Medicare plans--not there yet, but getting close. My state's retirement system pays part of the Medicare premium, but does it only with Medicare Advantage plans. If we want...
Board: The VENT 08-01-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By c6g
It's always hard to think about the upcoming...

It's always hard to think about the upcoming school year during the summer. When I was a regular teacher, I always worried about last-minute surprises from administration in September, and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-01-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 47
 
Posted By c6g
Home Improvement Runner's up in no...

Home Improvement

Runner's up in no particular order: The Middle, Cheers, My Three Sons, Big Bang, Family Ties, Hogan's Heroes, Happy Days, Andy Griffith Show, Odd Couple, Mary Tyler Moore, The...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-23-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By c6g
I don't think I ever heard that phrase in school,...

I don't think I ever heard that phrase in school, but I learned it in an interesting way.
When I was a kid, I loved to read everything I could about baseball, and happened to read about the old...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-23-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By c6g
I agree with travelingfar. We have a similar...

I agree with travelingfar. We have a similar situation with our son and future daughter-in-law, who became engaged several months ago. I know you're excited--we were too--but I also think you should...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-22-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By c6g
Ode to a spirit master

Young teachers who read this will wonder what I'm talking about.
Fellow retired teachers probably remember these well.:)

I was going through my basement today, trying to declutter. There were...
Board: The VENT 07-22-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By c6g
In my 40+ years in education, I've worked for...

In my 40+ years in education, I've worked for some amazing men and women, but there were also a couple duds. These two stand out in my mind.

Forty years ago, there was a very self-centered...
Board: The VENT 07-17-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By c6g
I haven't been on many interview committees, but...

I haven't been on many interview committees, but I recall an experience from about 15 years ago in which I was asked to be part of one. We were interviewing candidates for a non-teaching position in...
Board: BusyBoard 07-13-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By c6g
Riko, I'm going to be the contrarian. I don't...

Riko, I'm going to be the contrarian. I don't know what was going through your principal's head, but I think your suspicions might be correct.

Principals are in a no-win position. They are...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-01-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By c6g
Pdxteacher and elspeech make an interesting...

Pdxteacher and elspeech make an interesting suggestion about having all that stuff packed up and delivered it to your brother or put in a storage unit. I wonder, though, if it's really a good...



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