Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tired of More Work and Less Pay

This is going to be a bit of a dump so I apologize in advance.

Is it like this for anyone else? More work for less pay?

My district has not given pay increases in 5 years and continues to take more out of my paycheck every year between furloughs and increases to the pension system.

On top of that we now have to have 2 grades per week per subject area in the computer for FIVE YEAR OLDS!!! Up from one a week last year. I mean come on we are still working on walking down the hall in a line and quite a few of my students still can't write their name even with a model.

Everytime I turn around there is another paper that has to be sent home and returned with information, which then I have to track down because my kids are horrible about sending things back in especially if it is only sent home in English.

Then who gets stuck with the morning Technology time (DURING MY READING BLOCK!) that would be me. Great. I'm suppose to run reading groups with 25 (And still counting) kids and we're just gonna throw that routine to the side for that day.

I know I should be thankful that I have a job and that things could always be worse, it's just been a rough day. Here's to hoping that tomorrow is better.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing. It's always good to know that great teachers like you feel discouraged by the same demoralizing circumstances that I face everyday. Something's gotta give!