Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Teacher sniveling: local classroom thugs walk out on their children.


The greed and avarice of a group of prima donnas who, apparently, never stopped to figure out how much the job paid before they were stupid enough to sign up for it.

My standard whining teacher spiel:

If you don't like the pay for your 183-7 hour day per year job?

Then quit.

Don't like that outrageously high retirement/benefit package that most can't even dream of?

Then quit.

Don't like the requirements to get and keep your job?

Then quit.

Don't like the number of students you're required to teach?

Then quit.

In short, before you engage in this kind of extortion... before you pee on my leg and tell me it's raining...


When I was on legislative staff in Olympia back in the 90's, sniveling teachers tried the same crap.

They dumped their responsibilities and bailed on their job to come up to the Leg Building and picket, with their typically misspelled signs.

They went around the capitol, talking to the legislators, crying about their pay as if they had no fricking idea what the job actually paid before they took it.

About a dozen came to the office that day during session, and they all had one thing in common.

Every, single one of them lied about their pay.

Every one.

Even in the 90's, databases were available that listed the entirety of the teacher payroll by district and by name.

And they ALL understated their pay.

So, for the teachers, the executive summary is this:

Don't like the pay, conditions, retirement, health insurance (God, what *I* wouldn't give to have these benefits, that WE are paying for!) classroom size or any OTHER aspect of your job... then quit.

We'll get somebody else and pay them less to do your job.

Meanwhile, stop acting like it's "for the kids."  It isn't: it's FOR YOU.

The Legislature doesn't HAVE to do a damned thing.  Precisely like I will never vote "for schools" again.

Stop acting like you didn't agree to take the job for what you're being paid:  no one puts a gun to anyone's head to force them to teach.

Since the grasp of teachers is never satiated, I can totally understand this extortion.

But, as my old Recon Platoon Sergeant, Lou Ferrell used to say:

"If you're looking for sympathy, it's in the dictionary between 'shit' and 'syphilis.'"

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