Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Just For Laughs...

Anytime I tell someone what I do for a living

(I'm a teacher, in case you didn't know)

they always tell me they think I should be paid more.

How do they know?

What if I really suck at what I do?

I don't.

But what if I did.

Regardless...I never complain about the amount of money I make.

Or the amount of money I don't make.

I work 180 days a year.

I get weekends, holidays, plus all sorts of other vacations.

I'm okay with my paychecks.

(But I wouldn't object to a raise.)

But when I saw this on a blog, it just made sense.

Read it and laugh.

Or don't, because you're not a teacher and it probably isn't as funny to you.


I, for one, am sick and tired of those high paid teachers. Their hefty salaries are driving up our taxes, and they only work ten months or less a year! It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they! That's right, all they are is overpriced baby-sitters, and we can get that for less than minimum wage.

Now we're talking...Let's give them $3.00 dollars an hour and only the hours they worked, not any of that silly planning time, lunch time, nap time or "teacher work days" crap.

That would be only 5 hours each school day, or 15 dollars a day.

Each parent should pay 15 dollars a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now, how many kids do these glorified baby-sitters teach in a day.... maybe 25 at the most.

Then that's $15 per day, times 25 students =$375 a day.

And what about those special teachers or the ones with fancy master's degrees?

Well, we could pay them minimum wage just to be fair. Let's round it off to $6.00 an hour.

But remember they only teach school 180 days a year! We're not going to pay them for any vacations, holidays, annual leave or such stupid crap as that.

So, let's see.... for regular teachers that's $375 x 180 days=$67,500.00 (What the heck ?!?)

And for the special degrees that would be $6 times 5 hours times 25 children times 180 days =$135,000.00 a year.

Hold on, my stupid calculator must need batteries! That can't be right! Wait a daggone minute, there is something wrong here!!!


Katie said...

Hahahaha that's hilarious! Hooray for teachers!

Jen Olson Brown said...

That is so funny! You may Make less dollar wise for the work you do, but you MAKE A DIFFERENCE that is immeasurable. Good job!

Karen said...

That's so funny. I know you do a great job, I wish I could come observe you with the kids, that would be fun. I hope Clayton has a teacher as sweet as you when he goes next year!

London Locke said...

If you make that much money...I am becoming a stay at home daddy

Brenden+Nikki said...

wow when you think of it that way, that makes it even worse! That makes me even more mad! (Because I'm one of those people that think you don't get paid enough. And I definitely know that you're a good teacher that deserves it). So that means you make less than $3.00 a day for each kid. Someone needs to send this to Washington D.C. for some reform or something.......TJ?

David and Alissa said...

haha I love it. I'm stealing it from you, is that ok?

Laurel said...

Everyone wants better paid teachers, but don't want to pay more taxes. People can't afford private schools, but want teachers and administrators to be the best in their field. Life is full of irony. Keep up the good work and ask all of your parents for a tip.