Posted by Question on 10/14/2021, 8:23 am, in reply to "Re: Stipends"
So you left the field and are now not underpaid. How does your new salary breakdown? |
Just because you make an extra 5k dollars doesn't mean you are now not underpaid. I yell this from the rooftops and it falls on deaf ears. While teachers work a lot, (HS Head here), they get up to 13 weeks vacation. I get it isn't paid. But if you are making 75k with 13 unpaid weeks of vacation and you leave for a job making 75k with 2 weeks vacation you didn't gain anything financially! Sure, you might have given up some of the late nights and weekends and maybe your goal was time, (which is the most valuable commodity we have), but... I know I could not answer emails or texts during Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring break and most of the summer which when you aren't in teaching you don't get those weeks off. And if you have kids at home being off when they are is pretty dang awesome, (and not something the private sector offers).
I hear so many people on here jumping ship, (I did too but not for financial reasons), but I hope people are doing it for the right reasons. If you want consistent schedules and home in the evenings and weekends you can find that. You can find that in the classroom too if you chose elementary music or a non performing based class. Bad bosses are everywhere. Bad employees and students are everywhere. So are good ones. I worked for great principals and great kids. Just didn't want the 70 hour work weeks anymore and left for a pay-cut to gain time.