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The "summers off" argument
Old 05-12-2014, 07:24 PM
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"Teachers shouldn't complain about being paid less because "they get summers off and vacations,etc etc."

It's pretty much a nails-on-a-chalkboard saying. It drives me freaking crazy.

I usually respond with:
"Gosh, it sounds so good, you should TOTALLY be a teacher!"

Or if I'm actually having a discussion, I explain how many hours I work a week versus what I'm paid, and that I'm not paid for time school is out. I'm also expected to pay for all my training, my classes to keep my job, classes for technology, etc. all on MY TIME, with no compensation. I'm expected to pay for students supplies and classroom supplies.

I work another job during those "summers off" as well as spending 30 plus hours in august getting my room ready.... Without pay.

At my minimum wage job my boss takes me and my coworkers out for $$$ dinners and pays for all my training. I'm treated a hell of a lot better than I am as a teacher.

Anyway, what do you say? Or do you not say anything?

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