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I have 2 realitives that went into teaching about 6 years ago in Michigan. They are both making over $65k a year and whining about having to put in 7 hour days. They would be part time employees in any other business.
Secretaries have it just as bad...and we don't get paid much at all. No we don't have a 4 year degree but a lot of us have a 2 year degree...still don't make a third if not less than a teacher. We do a lot of work for little pay.
....people need to wake up and realize if your company or state or country is not doing well you cant keep asking for more money and benefits because pretty soon you will bankrupt the hand that feeds you and then there will be no job for you to complain about.
I have a tough time with this....yeah teachers have it tough..parents don't have the same well mannered kids of 20 years ago.....
Have you ever been out in a public place and noticed a child acting out of control and the parent did nothing? Do you ever wonder why? Well I think that I just might have come up with the answer: parents are afraid to discipline their children. Some states in our country right now are so strict....
I have seen parents that let their kids run them right down into the ground because they cannot swat their child on the butt when needed without being in fear of being reported and possibly losing their child or children all together.... www.associatedcontent.com...
So you don't count pension, health benefits, absorbent time off and other bonuses into your salary?
I like how you compare yourself to a mid-level executive.
So then when you say someone in the private sector makes $55,000 a year, you forget that much of it is spent on those same items that you don't even count as your "salary".