At some point isn’t what we do to ourselves deemed “too much”?
Aren’t you sick and tired of adding more and more and more and more crap on your plate without getting any more compensation for it?
Like…seriously. Maybe it’s just time for me to move on to something else?
I’ve never felt more expendable and completely replaceable.
Tired of putting up with your boss’ poor communication and lack of planning? Just leave there’s plenty of music teachers ready to take your spot.
Tired of having more and more marching band camps in the middle of the freaking Spring semester despite the fact your band program will never get out of the Area finals? Just leave there’s plenty of music teachers ready to take your spot.
Tired of doing (or really just pretending to do) pass-offs with a group that doesn’t actually benefit from them? Just leave there’s plenty of music teachers ready to take your spot.
And on and on and on. Blah blah blah. It’s what’s best for kids..is it though? We’re making a difference…oh? Doesn’t seem like it. It’s what we’ve always done…yeah no kidding and the results will be the same too. That’s what our competitors do to be successful….WHO FREAKING CARES?!
How much more bullcrap am I expected to just sit around and be happy with doing. We don’t get paid enough for things that don’t matter. They don’t. My band’s 111-111…doesn’t matter. Who cares? I teach a sub non varsity, I make bs social media posts about how hunky-dorey everything is, and sit at my desk trying to avoid everyone and anyone.
“Go find another band job”. Yeah. Thanks. Trying.
“Teach middle school.” Yeah. Thanks. Trying.
“Teach something else”. Yeah. Thanks. Trying.
“Leave teaching and do something else.” Yeah. Thanks. Trying.
…And proves the point. Expendable, worthless, and downright pointless. Doesn’t solve the problem. We ask and demand too much from band directors. And WE DO IT TO OUR FREAKING SELVES! Screw you people. Seriously. Screw. You.
Heck I can’t even sign this rant with my name because our profession is so filled with people who are unrealistic, macho, and completely egotistical they can’t seem to see their assistant directors suffering underneath their poor leadership and ego.
Thanks have a great day.