People DO need educating about teachers' salaries. I have been verbally 'attacked' over my years in teaching, as have many of my colleagues.
Some of our readers may be guilty of doing so, regarding the looooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggg summer vacations enjoyed by teachers.
My first response is:
If you envy us so much then why are YOU not teaching??
Fair question I would think.
My second response is:
Do YOU know that we only get paid for 10 months' work? (Yes the apostrophe IS in the correct place even if it's backwards.)(Oh no! It IS the correct way round i.e. 'generic' standing upright. I've just read the article to check lol).
When I first started teaching in Canada we didn't receive pay cheques during July and August....this is a fact and NOT a Spoof.
The 'breadwinners' in the families found it difficult to 'manage' the money during the sumnmer, therefore, in their wisdom, (such as it IS) the Ministry of Education decided to pay us over 12 months so as not to cause 'budgeting' problems through July and August.
As we ARE unemployed for 2 months of the year....that means we can sign on for unemployment benefits...right?.....or take a summer job? Maybe YOURS!!!!
I do, sincerely, hope that this little message keeps non-teachers, those who 'whine' about how good we have it, OFF OUR BACKS.
If not - then I suggest you go to teachers' college or suck a lemon....lol
I'm tired of been verbally 'abused' so often, in new company, I don't let anyone know what I do for a living. That's so sad - but saves a lot of nasty words coming at me and outta me.
No wonder many 'would be' teachers are opting for other jobs or 'present' teachers are going for early retirement.
They need YOUR support.
Oh my!!!!!!!.....Lady G. is up on her soapbox, AGAIN. DOWN LADY G.! DOWN I SAY! DOWN!
Oopsie! Sorry about that. Or AM I éééééééé Oh my dog. Where did my question mark go. ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ