Sweet, took the bait, now on the hook. So does that mean only teachers work outside of set shifts, and nobody else works more hours, works at home, puts in weekend time, occassionally works an 80 hour week as a salaried employee paid for 40 hours?
Wow. So if your salary is your set pay for the year despite hours worked, what's the distinction between any other salaried professional? Ok, so a teacher works ten months but gets paid $40k. Do they make $4k a month for 10 months or $3,333 per month for 12 months? You seem to be locked into this notion that they get paid for punching the clock (and get away with murder by not punching the clock when students aren't in class) despite their salary basis.
False equivalence pal.
And wouldn't end of the year reviews be at...the end of the year, and not two months into summer? And don't in-service days aid teachers to attend workshops? Lets say a diligent teacher spends a day a week of their summer working. That's outright inaccurate for all teachers I've ever known, but lets say there are a few. So they're working 10 months out of the year then. That's a good, good gig for 12 months of pay and bennies. Is their job more stressful and important than everyone elses? I hardly believe that.
Yes, the 1st day of summer vacation, every teacher in the district gets their review. Hundreds of teachers get their 45 second review and go on their merry way! It's a wonderful system!
How many weeks of vacation do you get at your job? Maybe 4? Maybe 6? Guess what, that's a month off! So your slaving away for 12 months is a moot point as it is balanced by vacation days. Do you get sick days too?
I fully admit and believe that they have a tough job with underfunded, limited resources to try to perform them. As the husband of a teacher, I know we've spent a fair amount of our household income on my wife's classrooms since the school wouldn't pay for things she needed. My parents did the same for my mom, also a teacher. Buying extra supplies for kids that came from poor families and couldn't or wouldn't even buy a simple paper folder and pencil for their child. But they do not have the market cornered on tough, stressful jobs. Hell, depending on where you are, I'll bet a city cop makes about as much as a teacher. I consider a cop's job more stressful and deserving of time off.
Well good on you for not respecting your lady's profession. Take your anecdotal evidence of her going into soap opera and bon-bon mode the day summer vacation starts and contrast it with reality.
Tell me where we exalted teachers as the only stressful job in the world? Are you just making shit up, or are you really that fucking stupid? I'm quite curious.
So you're saying that the average K-12 teacher works a full 12 months out of the year? I think you might want to double check that. It sounds like you have a broken calendar.
See above, you don't work 365 days a year either but you get a yearly salary. Break it down however you want. Let's say a diligent birzirk works two saturdays a month, that's still 78 weekend days per year it sits around doing jackshit! Let's lynch it!