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Re: HD missing a day to work at other job
Yep. I wish I would have learned that much sooner in my career before I nearly lost my family.....
It's JUST BAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Personal days accumulated are just that, personal. What I do on an approved day off is NONE of my employers business. And no, your personal time is not stealing from your employer.
If, per say, you were on your way home after hours and bought a lottery ticket... Or if you were on APPROVED time off on a personal day and bought a lottery ticket..... would your employer be entitled to your lottery winnings? I just don't see your logic on that.
Not everything revolves around the school calendar. If you have time off and can schedule something that will create memories with your family, do it. I used to think like you.... then I realized it's just band. I refuse to be laying on my deathbed wishing I had gotten that student one more lesson to earn that first division, or tuned the saxophone section just a little more so the band would make that one....... NO THANKS. I'll be laying there enjoying the memories we made and the times we had together.
Best wishes to you.
Chiming in here! Long time teacher - eligible to retire 30 + years teaching with most all as HD. If you are working another job not related to your position - YOU ARE STEALING from your employer PERIOD! I would guess other teachers can't do this crap and certainly as a professional outside of education most employers would find this highly unethical. SOAP BOX I have seldom missed. I find it hard for my kids to be learning even with another director covering. We all have a job to do. Yes my family come first but dang it - TAKING OFF for another job or FAMILY VACATIONS during the school year is not cool. OH yes - best vacation deals happen while we are teaching. I get that. But we also have the luxury of larger breaks throughout the year. plan accordingly. When those not in education see people do these things, they have ammo on why teachers get paid too much. DON'T be LAZY - do your job.
to the OP - DOCUMENT every day and when shit hits the fan - share that info.