It has been almost four weeks since I started teaching and working for K12. If you follow me online or read my blog you know, I’ve had very little extra time to write or engage socially. The crazy thing is I’m working harder now for less money. When I worked to help brands influence purchases and align them with the right social marketing campaign/plan/influencers I made more money but here I am teaching 3rd graders to read and influencing the lives of little ones and I’m in the poor house. Okay, not literally but you get my drift.
It really sucks and is backwards to me.
I read posts and Facebook debates about teachers having it made with their summers off and breaks. My blood boils when I read this and hear anyone say something like this. Unless you’ve walked in the shoes of a teacher you have no clue what you’re talking about. A teacher’s pay reflects the months they work. They might opt to have their contract pay be year around pay but they are paid for their days working, just like everyone else. Which is why so many teachers have summer jobs or like me, they blog and consult still.
So if you’ve missed me…I’m still here.