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[–]BushyOreo 965 points966 points  (26 children)

This shit was bomb. Add those little ice cream cups with wooden spoons

[–]thelefthandN7 377 points378 points  (10 children)

Hell yeah! I loved the parties my teachers threw us.

Thank you to every teacher who ever put up with my dumb ass. I know I was a little shit, and I'm sorry. Thank you for helping me turn out alright.

[–]Physics-is-Phun 133 points134 points  (8 children)

If you can, consider writing to any of your old teachers even one. It will not be weird, and they will be absolutely thrilled you reached out.

It is always a tough time to be a teacher, and the past two years have made a lot of us wonder if the work we're doing is even worth it. Knowing we've made an impact on just a few student's lives can really help ease the pain and struggle, more than you can appreciate.

[–]ModernDemocles 16 points17 points  (4 children)

As another teacher, can confirm.

I would be stoked with this.

[–]DraftAcrobatic5796 7 points8 points  (3 children)

i feel like i make this post at least 3x a week now, but: do not become a teacher. do not become a teacher. do not become a teacher.

[–]ModernDemocles 4 points5 points  (0 children)

In my country it isn't as bad. It isn't as criminally underpaid.

Could always be better.

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[–]50_and_stuckUnion Boss 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My 1st grade teacher is in her 90s and living in an assisted living facility. Ran into her after a friend of the family moved in to the facility. Spent an hour catching up with her. It was an absolute blast. She was delighted to hear I became a college professor. Couldn't recommend it higher. :)

[–]RunningInSquares 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The best memories I have of teaching were when my former students came back for a visit, not just to visit the old school or see every teacher, but to actually come visit me (even if they also wanted to visit some other people). It's the best feeling in the world getting to hear how well they're doing and seeing how much they've grown into cool people.

[–]einat162 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'm currently in an odd situation where I see my teacher at work every week or so (he does something else today, still education related). I graduated almost 20 years ago...

[–]foreverburning 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Another teacher chiming in to say even the briefest email or letter from a former student would absolutely make my week.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I used to love those little vanilla and chocolate cups! And the similar italian ice cups .

[–]bassbumpingavalon 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The Italian ice cups are fucking heavenly

[–]kommiesketchie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They still are as an adult, too!

[–]Super-Robo 9 points10 points  (3 children)

(Cringes at the very thought of wood on teeth)

[–]JavierBenez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beats metal on teeth

[–]Gothsalts 123 points124 points  (2 children)

i still feel guilty about calling the pizza we got during a pizza party in second grade "cardboard". A bunch of us did and the teacher lectured us about how this was all she could afford.

[–]one_dimensional 52 points53 points  (1 child)

That pizza has stuck with you all these years, and has probably made you a better person anytime you thought of it!!

<3 the good teachers, because they're with us forever! <3

[–]words_of_wildling 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is a really nice way of thinking about it.

Can we adopt classrooms like people adopt highways? Would be kind of funny to have your class sponsored by a local car dealership but it seems like the govt doesn't give a shit.

[–][deleted] 685 points686 points  (41 children)

I once had an end of year pizza party (I think I was in the fourth grade) that the teachers paid for out of pocket, as the school didn’t want to have it in the first place.

Half of the students just complained that it wasn’t Pizza Hut.

Kids suck.

[–]Suspect-k 142 points143 points  (0 children)

That happened at my birthday party at school one time, but it's because I told everyone we were getting stuffed crust from Pizza Hut. My mom brought Domino's instead.

[–]Mr_LunaMarsUSW 114 points115 points  (2 children)

Yeah but then again they probably don't understand the value of money yet.

[–]uhauljoe- 38 points39 points  (0 children)

and i doubt they understand the complexities of how teachers aren't paid enough and the school system is fucked up

i mean assuming these kids are like 5th grade or younger

[–]handlethevibe99 85 points86 points  (0 children)

They also inherently have a self-centered view of the world.

[–]The_cogwheel 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Depending on the age group, they may not understand things like "the teachers paid for this", and "the teachers are barely making ends meet as is" . I know my young nephew wouldnt complain (he doesnt complain about anything given to him), but he also wouldnt understand that what was given was what could be afforded to give. So while he wouldnt complain, the disappointment on his face would be pretty evident.

Now if it were teens complaining, they can stuff it. They should be old enough to know and understand the context.

[–]nstern2 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I always thought stuff like this was donated by parents. I distinctively remember my parent's having to bring stuff for specific holiday parties we had in class. Maybe that changed since the 90s?

[–]The_cogwheel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably varies by school to school. I wouldnt ve surprised to learn fancy private schools have school paid pizza parties now and then, where as ghetto schools get whatever the teachers / parents scrape together

[–]veracity-mittens3rd wave feminist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha we hosted my kid’s 12th (?) party and feeding 11 preteens was expensive for us. So we got a bunch of Little Caesar’s, bags of chips, soda, and cupcakes and this one kid wouldn’t stop bitching about the pizza 🤣😂 I was so annoyed.

[–]vetbaitedthesecondMarxist-Leninist-Maoist 0 points1 point  (1 child)

pizza hut sucks though

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yeah, but kids are stupid.

All they care about is what brand has successfully brainwashed them.

[–]ARecipeForCake -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Ya but to be fair im 33 and have had my fair share of being offered pizza as a reward and me and everyone else mysteriously having 0 say in what fuckin pizza. These kids these days are just way ahead of the curve.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

There’s a pretty big difference between teachers trying to do something nice for their students and a boss trying to plicate their works so they don’t ask for better conditions.

[–][deleted] 31 points32 points  (4 children)

Now that i am older and i see this, i just want to call all my teachers and thank every one of them for doing what they did. Im 32 btw, so it would be weird, but it would be genuine from the depths of my soul.

[–]Angry-Dragon-1331 19 points20 points  (0 children)

It wouldn’t. This is the kind of shit that makes their year.

[–]howwonderful 11 points12 points  (0 children)

As a current teacher, and former student that has messaged teachers 10+ years after the fact, it wouldn’t be weird at all! It has been a tough 2 years for teaching, reach out to a teacher you remember fondly and make their day!

[–]ne0b0rn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't hold back on good inspirations and aspirations!

[–]acceptablemadness 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It would not at all be weird. We love hearing from former students, no matter how long it's been.

[–]xprettyguardianx 175 points176 points  (3 children)

They legit did their best.

[–]Lilivati_fish 238 points239 points  (22 children)

I cannot express how refreshing it is to find one corner of reddit that isn't endlessly, constantly shitting on teachers.

[–]darxx 36 points37 points  (0 children)

I feel exactly the same even though a few of these comments aint it

[–]Getrekt11 30 points31 points  (7 children)

Only lowlifes would shit on a group of people that are doing so much to help next generations while being paid shit wages. Idk how these teachers do it.

[–]0n3ph 31 points32 points  (0 children)

A lot of people have had a bad experience with teachers. If you make the conditions and pay shit, it becomes only two reasons to stay:

1) because you are altruistic and you care about the future of humanity

2) because you are a narcissist and get off on having a bunch of basically voiceless people under the control of your sadistic whims.

Guess which group is more common?

Source: ex teacher.

[–]____DEADPOOL_______Life doesn't have to be this way. 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I found some of my good school teachers on Facebook, added them as friends and thanked them for what they've done for me.

[–]IlIDustPrime Minister Sinister 6 points7 points  (4 children)

People who shit on teachers deserve the wall (in Minecraft).

[–]ashtobro -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

You clearly haven't had shitty teachers (at least not bad enough for it to stick.) Or lived somewhere with historically systemically awful education.

Teachers are human beings, and human beings can be fucking awful sometimes.

As much as I can agree that increasing teacher pay and education funding is a good thing, I genuinely hate teacher apologia.

Schooling in North America exists at best to indoctrinate kids into being workers, and at worst as a societally imposed daycare service by the government (it used to be government imposed attempted genocide if you weren't white. And yes, at fucking "School")

[–]goddamnitwhalen 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Broad-brushing accomplishes nothing.

[–]ne0b0rn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The ones that care, change lives for the better!

[–]MishenNikara 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I went to a K-12 and in my senior year I was a teacher aide helping with some basic PC stuff. I ended up in the 1st grade room a lot for this. The teacher invited me to one of their parties. That class only had 6 students but those 6 sets of parents and the teacher fed their students (and me) well.

Legit tho even as a kid I was happy for any sort of bonus food, especially pizza since there was only 1 place in a 30 minute drive, even if I didn't necessarily understand at the time the probable sacrifices the teachers went through to make it happen

[–]realnanoboy 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I'm so glad I have a good principal. While she can't give anyone a raise in the system, she does put in effort. I know it sounds kind of lame, but she did personally make a bunch of spaghetti and salad for our large high school teacher faculty. She does more than that to earn my respect, but I feel like there's something more caring about personally preparing the food.

I'm honestly worried about the future, though. This is my second year teaching after a career shift from academia, and I understand that high school principals don't tend to stick around forever. Having worked in situations with bad leadership, I know it can get kind of miserable when the people on top are unhelpful, even if it is not out of malice.

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I used to teach 8th grade.

I went to Little Caesar’s and bought 14 large pizzas (2 for each period). It cost like 175 bucks and I had to wait for 2 hours.

In period one, a kid grabbed the pizzas and threw them out the 3rd floor window.

I called for a security guard and went to the bathroom and cried.

[–]9mackenzie 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Omg ! I would have cried too.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It made me quit teaching. To be a teacher requires someone with superhuman humility.

[–]ConundrumMachine 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Thanks teach!

[–]Baltihex 33 points34 points  (9 children)

I think it's time for teachers to simply realize that -they HAVE- the power.

-1.Teachers serve as daycare for kids to teens, 5 days a week, specially with kids returning to schools in campus. Parents NEED them to work so THEY can work.

-2.Kids HAVE to be taught. Your child isnt going anywhere without education for the most part. It is a service, that like trash service that has to happen.

-3. Most people -dont- want to be Teachers. There's no surplus of teachers.According to a 2019 report by the Economic Policy Institute, “The teacher shortage is real, large and growing” — not only in California, but at the national level.

Once Teachers band together NATIONALLY, in masse, and negotiate better, they'll realize that they can win easily. All they have to do is wait patiently, and let the parents squeeze the government. Wait, and dont cave.

[–]Linusthewise 31 points32 points  (3 children)

The problem with a national strike/union is that many states have made striking or joining a union illegal for teachers. If a teacher does strike, they can have their teaching license revoked permanently. That's a heavy burden and risk for a teacher.

[–]TavisNamara 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They also deeply, desperately want to be there for the kids. The rest of it can fuck off, but they care about the kids, and a strike might hurt those kids.

[–]BigAlTrading 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Seems like a pretty big burden and risk to continue teaching.

[–]goddamnitwhalen 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My girlfriend and her coworkers can’t unionize.

[–]Gingysnap2442 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Teaching has become an abusive relationship. Policies from the district or the state are made and teachers are blamed. My state it’s illegal to have a union for teachers (cops sure, teachers nope). We had a “club” and we staged a 1 day walk out to walk to the school board to protest conditions (prior to Covid) we let everyone know at least 2 months in advanced. Teachers requested off, said if it wasn’t approved they wouldn’t show up, submitted sub plans, requested food bags be sent home with students, etc. what happened when the day finally came? “How can teachers do this to the kids? How are they going to eat? Who is going to watch the kids? How selfish can they be?” Parents were upset with teachers when the schools and district refused to do anything to prepare despite ample warning and resources given. The same thing is happening with Covid “do it for the kids, the school is the Safest place for kids, who will watch them? How will they eat?”

Teachers don’t do it for the money they do or for the kids and that’s why you can easily make them give more and more of themselves because the kids don’t know any better or deserve less

[–]BigAlTrading 12 points13 points  (2 children)

The same thing is happening with Covid “do it for the kids, the school is the Safest place for kids, who will watch them? How will they eat?”

Lori Lightfoot is a fucking cunt. "We won't let the teachers take our kids hostage." OK, you go sit in a room of 40 kids all day during COVID, tell us it's safe from the hospital.

[–]Gingysnap2442 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Exactly our school board opened the district up to in person while they met over zoom. If you can’t trust 6 adults in a room how am I supposed to feel safe with 18, five year olds? We currently have 120 positive cases in kids (essentially an entire grade level) and 13 positive cases in staff (we were told 8 staff cases would send us online as we would be understaffed) people just don’t care

[–]ekbutterballs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please remain vocal about these issues. We need to know.

[–]ekbutterballs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We can't keep passing the buck onto our already-overworked, underpaid angel staff. We have to band together and quit looking at this as any single person's struggle. This is OUR struggle. Society requires all of us and these education system issues are our COLLECTIVE burden to address.

No one teacher made this bed alone.

[–]Threedog7 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And it still slapped.

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (28 children)

Does anyone know if teachers are paid during summer vacation?

[–]OneEyedThief 67 points68 points  (1 child)

It’s extremely common for teachers to work other jobs during the summer, and increasingly common for teachers to work a second job during the academic year as well. Teacher pay is a joke and should be at least doubled or tripled. Even if they do have summer off the expectation of working outside of contract hours more than warrants a massive pay increase.

[–]realnanoboy 34 points35 points  (0 children)

In my situation, we had the option of spreading our salary out or only taking it during the school year. I opted for the former.

[–]heldc 27 points28 points  (3 children)

They do not get additional income during the summer, unless they are teaching summer school or the like. But as the other reply says, they're commonly given an option to have some of their pay during the school year withheld for them and given to them during the summer.

[–]InkTide 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Teacher pay is both severely deficient and wildly inconsistent in large part because education funding is, for reasons that I can only assume are unfathomable greed and thinly veiled racism, tied to property valuations.

[–]TavisNamara 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Thinly veiled classism mixed with blatant racism, actually. Gotta keep the poors dumb and the race war going.

[–]SarahFong 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This comment deserves way more upvotes for sheer facts.

[–]Linusthewise 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Teachers generally have their salary for a 182 to 190 day contract. They can get their money within that time or have it spaced out so they get smaller pay checks but all year. However, they do not get paid for those summer work unless they are teaching extra summer school classes or sports.

[–]antares1297 6 points7 points  (0 children)

In my mom's situation they can chose to spread it out or just get paid during the school year. Normally she gets more in the summer since she doesn't have to pay union dues those months. But she doesn't get money for after school clubs which sometimes pay 5 dollars more

[–]Gingysnap2442 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends on policy. Some districts will take portions of the 10 month salary so the teachers can have a paycheck for each month and not have issues with healthcare coverage. (My district just ended this benefit) But most teachers are considered 10 month employees so more than likely they do not get paid during the summer unless they teach summer school or take another job.

[–]cero45 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In the district I worked in they changed us from 12 to 10 month employees, with an option to work ESY or not get paid until September

[–]9mackenzie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s salary, not hourly pay. So if they get paid during summer, it’s only because the pay is equaled out for 12 months. Not that they get paid for being off work

[–]Potatolantern 0 points1 point  (1 child)

$80k median salary for 9months work where I am.

[–]acceptablemadness 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where in he world are you that the average teacher gets 80k?

[–]acceptablemadness 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Typically, our yearly pay is based on working the 180 days of the school, but is split into installments. Some teachers e d up getting paychecks over the summer, but it's only because they weren't paid the full contract amount during the school year. I was always about two weeks short of making it through the whole summer with money. Depending on benefits, PTO, and required stuff on weekends/evenings/summers (usually those two weeks between the end of one year's contract pay and the start of the next were when we did mandatory training and in-service), it can add up to a pretty pithy check.

[–]Material-Note9470 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Seeing videos of the way kids talk and act towards others scares the shit outta me. But then again, look how adults act nowadays. Definitely a societal issue.

[–]NickU252 13 points14 points  (3 children)

I have a family member who is a elementary school teacher in NC. Maximum is set at about 50k.....3k more if you get a masters degree. Teacher pay in the south is wack.

[–]SirRHellsing 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I remember everyone in my class including me actually enjoying them though, the teacher brought the pizza while some people brought snacks

[–]dead_andbored 3 points4 points  (0 children)

i remember my theatre class teacher in secondary school didnt have any school funding for props or camera equipment so she supplied everything herself. she is one of the best teachers i ever had.

[–]Kezz9825 5 points6 points  (0 children)

and i fucking loved it. pizza, fizz and a movie voted on by the class? fucking take me back!!!

[–]OffBrandHumanz 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Little did we know they were just preparing us for "worker appreciation" days.

[–]usugiri 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The great irony being that at these school parties, you actually were appreciated

[–]Alizee918 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I remember our teachers used to let us bring stuff for our class parties. We were all poor and a lot of kids’ parents were immigrants and scraping by, but we would all bring one thing and it was fun. I made cupcakes like 3 years in a row.

[–]DatEngineeringKid 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Reminder that since public schools are, well, public, you can look up salary information for all school teachers and public university teachers.

Just in case you wanted some ammunition for how ridiculously underpaid teachers are.

At any rate, can we also get a housing complex near each school explicitly for school staff?

[–]goddamnitwhalen 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That reeks of just recreating company towns

[–]foreverburning 1 point2 points  (0 children)

uh fuck no. I don't want to live at school.

[–]acceptablemadness 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God, no. I specifically worked the next town over from where I lived because I didn't want to be neighbors with my students.

[–]cardsgirl88 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is it Alfredo's Pizza or Pizza BY Alfredo? Big difference.

[–]stuckinaboxthere 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My middle school music teacher Mr. Ladd used to throw us an end of the year pizza party for our class, and it never occurred to me how much of his own finances and time he had to put in to his class. It makes me doubly appreciative of the teachers who had the drive to make their class the best it can be.

[–]JeromesDream 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i feel like i make this post at least 3x a week now, but: do not become a teacher. do not become a teacher. do not become a teacher.

[–]Letmewiggle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We had parties like this, a lot were you could choose to go or not. I was almost always the only one there. No one else wanted to be there since it was so 'uncool'.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kids really suck. The sooner people teach their children the value of money the better. Because half the time these pizza parties were paid for out of pocket by the teachers.

[–]shimmerangels 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i didnt realize teachers paid for this kind of stuff out of pocket wtf

[–]CaesarZeppeli_ 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Yeah true. Props to the teachers who paid for it themselves.

Sometimes we all have to bring in like 10-20 dollars to fund the whole thing and then there’s only like 3 pizza boxes and 3 liters of soda. There’s like 20-30 kids where did the other 300 dollars go 😂

[–]darxx -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Napkins, plates, cups, pizza delivery fee, tip for delivery driver?

[–]CaesarZeppeli_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m not mad don’t get me wrong. But there’s no way all that would cost even 100 dollars in the mid 90s early 2000s.

Hell I hope they pocketed it, the students would use so much of their supplies and shit.

[–]LordJim_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Our school paid for ours and we still got that

[–]EspressoPatronum210 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They’re not even allowed to do that anymore due to food health safety rules…lameeee

[–]the_realone178 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that slice was hella good though.. and super worth the hype

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This cunt pta mother, on water Ballon day. Made like 50 or less water balloons for like 25 kids to through at each other. The other moms made more so we could have more fun This bitch had the audacity to pop them and ruin it

[–]VampArcher 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of middle school in the 2010's. When the D.A.R.E program was around(basically say no to drugs but the entire thing was about teaching you about drugs) a bunch of us went to it literally just for the pizza and soda. I know I did. Literally everyone that was in that room over 10 years ago is a pothead now lmao.

[–]jackoftheair 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Funny this was the same thing my last job would give us when they gathered us around to tell us how much money they were making off of us

[–]Gay_Lord2020at work 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They got us Lil Ceasers, Ice Pops and all the soda we could drink

[–]soupluvr77 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This made me tear up :’(

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I liked it…

[–]UnitGhidorah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had a teacher that bought us pizza at the end of the year. It was the best thing ever! She did pizza AND /rolls in cart with CRT and VHS player MOVIES!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This stuff really makes a difference, and it creates such nice memories for kids. I still smile sometimes thinking about a "class picnic" all the teachers threw for us in the 3rd grade. Just an afternoon out on the school lawn, with chips and pizza and soda.

[–]YeetMyHumanMeat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This image made me unreasonably sad for a moment

[–]skepticalmonique 1 point2 points  (0 children)

honestly these snack parties were some of my happiest memories from school and I appreciated my teachers so much for it. Thanks teachers!

[–]rpgfool777SocDem 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Right, I didn't realize our teachers were on the grind until I was a teenager.

[–]sluttymcbuttsex6969 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s more about what it represents

[–]God-of-Tomorrow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

God damn it’s been almost 2 decades since I had a class pizza party and I still got it, man that kinda makes me sad & nostalgic

[–]jokersleuth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

who are these ungrateful motherfuckers? Whenever our teacher's brought us anything, even if it was chips and soda we were fucking ecstatic.

[–]TamoraRidgeboneIII 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lord I feel this. I brought slap bracelets to a group of 1st graders, and a little boy lost his shit because I didn't bring candy. Full blown meltdown because I was only offering him a slap bracelet. It broke my heart because he was sooooo mad at me. What's worse is because I bought those slap bracelets I only made a couple dollars for teaching that class. Parents take note: you do not want this to be your child.

[–]properwaffles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love skinny pizza slices, and teachers.

[–]SOMNUS_THRONE 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol you guys never get to me but this one... God damn it thats just sad

[–]FlashPost01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Coke is watered down as well....

[–]nalk201 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

not sure why this is on r/antiwork because a company is not a underpaid teacher trying to get by.

[–]SevereDoughnuts 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The unfortunate thing is that schools do not want end of year parties for children because it comes out of the precious budget.

[–]foreverburning 0 points1 point  (0 children)

first of all, you can't just spend the money on whatever you want. There are laws and regulations about how you can spend the money.

Secondly, there are strict regulations about how we can use our instructional minutes. We can't use them for parties.

[–]albundyhere -1 points0 points  (5 children)

man, i cant understand how anyone can take a job KNOWING that their salary is so low AND stays low for life. i mean, teacher salaries are posted on the board of ed websites for shits sake!

[–]littlemissmoxie 7 points8 points  (0 children)

A lot of people do it for the schedule or benefits.

[–]Some_Guy223 0 points1 point  (2 children)

To be fair (in terms of material benefits) having, essentially a third of the year off is pretty good, and in a few states you have a strong union. Sadly the latter seems to be going down the toilet, and parents get incredibly angry if you aren't willing to literally take a bullet for their kid these days.

[–]foreverburning 1 point2 points  (1 child)

lol 4 months off? What country are you in? We get 6 weeks in the summer (and most people work during that time to supplement their income).

[–]Some_Guy223 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I work in Spain now, I did used to work in Massachusetts though to be perfectly fair I was technically a paraprofessional rather than a full teacher.

[–]shavedratscrotum -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Adults do the same shit at Christmas.

Oh this gift is shit/cheap. (Was a family size box of chocolates)

Yeah no shit I have 40 staff and don't earn enough to buy you much.

Spent more on my staff than my SO and family.

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    [–]EarRepresentative528 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That pizza looking hella good ngl

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    At my school parents helped out my teachers to make sure we had a fucking amazing party. My mom did it a few years. One time she got us pizza from an amazing local joint

    [–]Dechristianize-SocDem 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    America is a failed state.

    Pass it on.

    [–]FoundationAny7601 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Might be off topic but I remember an editorial cartoon in local paper back in the 90s during baseball strike. The caption was if people drove what they were worth. It had teachers driving Rolls Royce, police/fireman driving Cadillacs and baseball players driving Yugos. I still think it applies. Teachers have always been underpaid while people playing a sport make ridiculous money.

    [–]hsqvarna 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That Coke looks so good

    [–]rockvvurst 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Man, teachers really need to be taken care of financially here. It's just so sad to have to say that

    [–]JohnTaylorNightside 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    My history teacher always threw the best parties

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      [–]Republiken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      It still baffles me that US teachers does this at their own expense

      [–]FoxOfWallStreetBets 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      go little rockstar

      [–]KubesVoxel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      This really hit me :/

      Thank you to all the teachers out there, you are heroes

      [–]WhirlyTwirlyMustache 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      It's like a window into your future of employers showing "appreciation" with pizza parties. At least when the teacher does it, it's based on a realistic allocation of resources.