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?
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.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
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 do....baby-sit! 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!!!
Posted by lisa