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'I can't wait to never see her again': Principal demands school teacher provide a doctor's note for 1 sick day despite being 17 days absent herself, teacher quits

'I can't wait to never see her again': Principal demands school teacher provide a doctor's note for 1 sick day despite being 17 days absent herself, teacher quits

Working as an educator is difficult. Rowdy kids, long hours, and meh pay all add to a common feeling of discontentment among teachers. They really aren't paid enough to deal with everything they're putting up with. One teacher described their experience with their new school principal who really had it out for them, for no apparent reason. It might be worth mentioning that the teacher works in special education, teaching kids who have learning disabilities… so it's sad that the principal's trea…
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Math teacher forced to use flawed software, maliciously complies with the help of her students: 'She had an army of eighth graders [...] send thousands of emails to the CEO'

Math teacher forced to use flawed software, maliciously complies with the help of her students: 'She had an army of eighth graders [...] send thousands of emails to the CEO'

Teachers have to put up with more in one class than what most folks have to put up with in their entire careers. As the child of a teacher, I can attest that it's far more than lesson planning, class time, and grading. It's also dealing with bureaucratic nonsense, entitled parents, difficult kids, and strange administrative policies that make absolutely no sense. In the case of this story, we are primarily dealing with the lattermost scenario. Here, we have an eighth-grade math teacher who was…
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English teacher loses her mother's entire estate after her lawyer turns out to be a former student who uses case to settle the score

English teacher loses her mother's entire estate after her lawyer turns out to be a former student who uses case to settle the score

Some people consider their high school years to be some of the best they have ever experienced, while others detest the memory of those years and everyone who contributed to making them so challenging to endure. The story down below is an account of a frustrated lawyer. The original poster (OP), who is a lawyer, recently took on an estate matter that piqued his interest. The case was going well at first, and the OP was largely happy with the direction it was going. But as soon as OP discovered…
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'I regret taking this job': Employees Share the Least Enjoyable Jobs to Work At This Year

'I regret taking this job': Employees Share the Least Enjoyable Jobs to Work At This Year

Every job becomes tedious over time, especially if you're working 72 hours a week. But which jobs in particular are the worst to work at, and why? Employees get candid in a Reddit thread when asked this exact question. If you were to ask me, I'd say that working in the customer service industry is the worst. Long hours, meh pay, power tripping bosses are all a recipe for disaster. Oh, and don't forget the rowdy and entitled customers who honestly, need to check themself before they go out in pu…
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'Wasn't given as a joke': 15 Teacher Appreciation Week gifts that are making teachers roll their eyes

'Wasn't given as a joke': 15 Teacher Appreciation Week gifts that are making teachers roll their eyes

Even though they have one of the most important jobs, teachers don't get the appreciation they deserve. Luckily, there's a week just for that: Teacher Appreciation Week . It's the time when students and their parents are supposed to be extra kind to them. And many administrations will give their teachers presents to show them exactly what they think of them. Some of the gifts given by the administrators are just sad. You can tell they had a shoestring budget to gift the teachers with, so they g…
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Boarding school enforces 33% increased price structure, students rebel via malicious compliance: 'There was an uproar'

Boarding school enforces 33% increased price structure, students rebel via malicious compliance: 'There was an uproar'

What was this school's administration thinking? Not only did they decide to suddenly and without warning increase the weekly rates for its boarding students, but when they finally informed the student population, they fully lied about how big the increase actually was. Clearly, these board members could not do math on their own or they wildly underestimated the strengths of their largely STEM-oriented students. These folks were quick to calculate that the weekly price increase was not 2% as the…
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Teacher sticks up for a star student by unleashing her rambunctious classroom on a control-freak librarian: 'Complete chaos [erupted]'

Some teachers have your back
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'If I am not employed there, the software cannot be used': Teacher wipes software from all machines before leaving for good after years of free extra labor

'If I am not employed there, the software cannot be used': Teacher wipes software from all machines before leaving for good after years of free extra labor

This is what happens when teachers are not paid fairly. It's no secret that your average teacher is forced to take on a number of tasks and responsibilities that go well beyond their job description and salary. The reality of the matter is that without their extra free labor, students and teachers alike will not have the proper materials for class to run smoothly. Naturally, this lack of fairness can lead to a whole lot of resentment from teachers who are taking way too much time out of their a…
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Top 25+ Exam Mistakes From Immature Students Who Didn’t Study

Top 25+ Exam Mistakes From Immature Students Who Didn’t Study

Sometimes, there is no point in pretending you know the answer on a test. Perhaps you didn't study or perhaps you're just drawing a blank. For whatever reason, you have absolutely no idea what to say and you can't even venture an educated guess. At this point, you know you're not getting any points on this question (and maybe even on the whole test). So, what does one do in this situation? Do you leave the question blank? Do you waste time trying to fabricate an educated guess despite the fact…
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31 Teacher Memes for Educators Skipping Class More Than Their Students

31 Teacher Memes for Educators Skipping Class More Than Their Students

Let's skip class together
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Group project slackers shocked to receive failing grade, while their hard-working teammates performed well:  'I got an A in the class'

Group project slackers shocked to receive failing grade, while their hard-working teammates performed well: 'I got an A in the class'

Everyone's greatest fear when it comes to working on a group project is the group of people with whom you'll be working. If you're a type A person, you will likely fear having to do all of the work yourself. If you're a slacker, you will likely wonder how much you can get away with based on the work ethic of your partners. The unfortunate reality is that no matter where you fall on the scale of teacher's pet to slacker, group projects are not exactly thrilling for you no matter what. Here, we h…
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Teacher rebels after school is canceled for only students during the solar eclipse: 'I urge you to call in sick'

Teacher rebels after school is canceled for only students during the solar eclipse: 'I urge you to call in sick'

It's not fair that only the students were allowed to enjoy this historic moment! Meanwhile, those of us in the working world including the educators of said children were forced to work during the solar eclipse. For those of you who are teachers out there, did you all get to enjoy the moment? Or were you like this Redditor and forced to stay inside in a windowless room to attend a lame professional development workshop? Thankfully, this teacher saw it coming and planned well in advance, so she…
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'In health class, we had to plan a wedding': 20 useless things people actually learned in school

'In health class, we had to plan a wedding': 20 useless things people actually learned in school

Every school has its unique quirk within the curriculum that makes absolutely no sense. If there is one universal truth to education that extends from pre-K age through senior year of high school, it's that at any given moment, you are likely to encounter a head-scratching methodology to the way a certain subject is taught. Health class is always common fodder. Ensuring that everyone knows how to square dance is another bizarre lesson. I'm sure when students reach adulthood and are trying to wr…
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Teacher gets PTO request denied on day with no class, takes off worse day and makes HR scramble: 'I'm there because I want to be, not because I need to be'

Teacher gets PTO request denied on day with no class, takes off worse day and makes HR scramble: 'I'm there because I want to be, not because I need to be'

Managers better have a good reason for denying someone's PTO request. Otherwise, they're practically asking for conflict. In fact, the number of legitimate reasons is quite minimal, considering that employees are granted the right to take their vacation days when they sign on to a company. In this instance, the employee was actually trying to take off days that were mutually convenient for both her and for the school in which she worked. However, her department head decided to make an issue out…
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'Take notes the old fashioned way': Teacher refuses to let student bring loud laptop to class, so he brings a typewriter instead

'Take notes the old fashioned way': Teacher refuses to let student bring loud laptop to class, so he brings a typewriter instead

Teachers should use careful wording when instructing their students. This is especially true when it comes to enforcing rules and regulations because simply put, kids don't like restrictions and sometimes, they're right. Sometimes, they can be ridiculous. No texting during class? Fine. Limited bathroom breaks? Come on! You're just asking for people to dislike you. This student was told that their laptop was too noisy and that he would have to take notes the “old fashioned way.” Obviously, in hi…
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School Admin insists on name-based email address policy, teacher gets unfortunately inappropriate email upsetting parents: 'I went ahead and followed orders'

When I was in middle school our school had an unfortunate naming convention for our school usernames that consisted of the first five letters of your last name followed by the first four letters of your first name. Naturally, my username was thus “DicksBra” and you can imagine how much fun we, being a group of 11-year-old boys had with that. Any time my username was required it was gleefully announced or entered to the tune of stifled laughter
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