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Re: HD missing a day to work at other job
You sound stressed. You probably should have taken more days.
STOP BEING A MARTYR!
This is just a job. I have plenty of friends outside of band directing who take off way more than we do and get paid very well.
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.