| Originally Posted by gossip girl |
I have to say though that teachers are waaaaaaaaaay underpaid. I know they get summers off, but for the other 10 months they put up with so much. And it is pretty much one of the most important jobs!! I know I don't have it in me to do that job.
what a lot of people forget is that we (teachers) also don't get paid for the 2 months we have off...we get paid for the 10 months that we do work. and a lot of teachers have to work menial, minimum wage jobs to stay afloat during the summer. this past summer was the first that i didn't work, and i regret it.
it's also not an 8-3 job. lately i've been at school from 7:30-5:30 and there's a lot of emotional labor that comes home with me. i feel like because we don't make money, we're not respected by a big chunk of society (the whole "those who can't, teach" thing...) i was just emailing my teacher friends to ask them if they feel less respected as each year passes. anyway, more of a rant () than anything...sorry!