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Old 12-30-2019, 03:30 PM
 
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Like with people asking about your break, I do think people asking this have their hearts in the right place. However, I do get a bit annoyed when some people seem to always be asking be a) am I ready for [insert upcoming break], b) how long until break, or c) am I ready to go back? Stooooop. lol I don't enjoy constantly being asked about my work when I'm not at work.



Anyone else, or is it just me?


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Oh, I get it now....
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Yeah, if someone grilled me, I wouldn't like it either. I keep it to: Did you have a good break? If yeah, " Cool!" If not, I stop and listen. Sometimes we have had some really sad things happen to people over breaks.
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Yes to a, b and c.
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“Are you enjoying your winter break?”

Yes. Of course. It’s two weeks off. Duh.
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If not, I stop and listen. Sometimes we have had some really sad things happen to people over breaks.
True, but it is possible that not all of them want to talk about it with people they work with. I really dislike being asked questions like "did you have a good break?", because it puts me in a position of having to lie in my answer.
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Old 12-30-2019, 08:28 PM
 
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This may be an insecurity of mine and not the reality of what people are thinking, but when non-teachers ask me any of the above questions I feel like they are just trying to call attention to how many breaks we have/act like we have it so easy. For example, almost any time I say anything about work around a certain friend, she says something like, "But you have another break coming up soon right? How many days off is that one?"


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It is interesting how different pple think.
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Teeny- If we were not friends, I'd probably never ask you. I guess when I say it, it is kind of an acknowledgement of we are back together too, but I wouldn't say it if I truly did not care.
Haley, I hate it when people who don't teach say that to me too!
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“Oh. Good for you!”
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Mine isn’t so much a question, but rather a comment. It’s when people find out I’m a teacher and say something like, “Oh really? Good for you!”

What does that mean?
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Assume positive intentions
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Even if I’m wrong, I like to assume that people mean something positive by their comments. “Good for you” could mean that they know you have a winter break and you deserve it. “Good for you!”

When asked about break, I take it as a nicety. “It was great, thanks! How was yours?”

And if anyone moans about being back, I say “If I have to work, this is the best place to be! Good to see everybody!”

And if I’m the first to greet, I just say, “Happy New Year! Welcome back!”
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TeacherPK6,
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I don't enjoy constantly being asked about my work when I'm not at work.
agreed!
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I have always wanted to say ...
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... I would rather work until 3:00 on 12/24, have Christmas Day off, the go back until 3:00 on 12/31. Unfortunately, parents want to have their children home so that they can be together and/or travel.

Remember, it’s the children/parents who want the long breaks. We just reap the benefits from those desires.


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