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townhallsavoy
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re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve

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Teaching is stressful. I deserve more than I make. No bullshitee


EVERY job - at least meaningful job - is stressful.

Whenever I think about salaries and who deserves what, I ask, "How many people could do this job?"

How many people could be a doctor? Not many. Takes eight years of the highest success in very difficult college classes plus three-five years in a highly competitive residency and then make decisions that influences people's quality of life. They deserve to make a lot of money.

How many people could be a teacher? Probably a lot. Can you read? Can you learn grammar? Then you can teach my classes. Just be organized. Be firm. Know how to deal with children. See that they are young adults that are trying to learn how to deal with the world. It's really not that hard.

It's stressful. Very stressful. But there's no reason for teachers to make much more than what they make already unless living costs skyrocket. That's the only argument for it.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
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. I deserve more than I make




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Dijkstra
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re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
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EVERY job - at least meaningful job - is stressful.

Whenever I think about salaries and who deserves what, I ask, "How many people could do this job?"

How many people could be a doctor? Not many. Takes eight years of the highest success in very difficult college classes plus three-five years in a highly competitive residency and then make decisions that influences people's quality of life. They deserve to make a lot of money.

How many people could be a teacher? Probably a lot. Can you read? Can you learn grammar? Then you can teach my classes. Just be organized. Be firm. Know how to deal with children. See that they are young adults that are trying to learn how to deal with the world. It's really not that hard.


Thank you for being realistic. When they do their job with pride, I respect what teachers do, but I think it's a little annoying when I'm considered insensitive when I don't jump to pad someone's ego about how their job is "more stressful than I think". I'm sure it is, but unless you judge blowjob competitions at the Ms. America pageant, you're just like everyone else.


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yellowfin
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re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
I still don't know why teaching elementary school requires a college degree, drop the pay and quit requiring it. They also conveniently forget about the great benefits that come with the job when discussing pay.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
Game wardens do not make enough.


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MikeBRLA
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re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
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8 to 3 with a 30 to 45 minutes lunch ain't full time.


You do know that teachers don't come and go at the same times as the students don't you. Also the work from home nightly usually.


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LoveThatMoney
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re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
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There are school districts in Illinois that pay teachers 6 figures.


That may have to do with where they live. Chicago is expensive. Louisiana, typically, isn't. It also has to do with their level of education. I know that the PhD teachers at my high school made fairly close to 6 figures, and St. Louis is cheap as shite to live in. The fact that some Chicago teachers make 6 figures is not surprising. And, frankly, probably well deserved. There aren't too many PhD high school teachers out there. Probably because they would get paid more at the college level (not much, but more).


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
I've got a good friend with a PhD who teaches at southeastern. She'd make more teaching at a high school.


SteveLSU35
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re: Two state employed professions that dont make what they deserve
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How many people could be a teacher?


Just being in a classroom doesn't mean you can teach. It's actually really competitive field when looking at good schools or parishes. In just your average school once teachers get in....they don't go anywhere. Thousands show up for job fairs for at the very best 50 spots in a parish. Very few people actually have the patience it takes to really do a good job. There's extremely high expectations and you're putting months and months of planning and work on kids from all type of backgrounds and are at way different learning abilities.


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