Engage in conversations about Professor pay with other professionals in the community.
Michigan High School Teacher
If you could do it again, would you still become a teacher in today’s climate not just Covid but the whole attack economically and socially. If you yes , Would you choose teach the same thing that you teach now? If No what would you do for a living?
New York Elementary School Teacher
We live in a society where people working from home buy mouse movers so they can take mid-day naps, but they get rewarded with bonuses annually. Meanwhile, teachers spend their own money on their students, work countless hours after school for no pay, and their only means of a “bonus” is taking and paying for additional classes to move up a salary scale … Seems pretty backwards to me 🤷🏽♀️
Is it normal for schools to deduct pay for unpaid time off at a higher hourly rate than your actual hourly rate? We get 3 days of combined PTO/sick days per year. Those days were used up when I had COVID in Oct. A few weeks ago I had a medical emergency and spent 2 days in the hospital, having to take unpaid time off. My district deducts UPTO pay at a rate that assumes your salary is divided by 9 months instead of 12. eg; your normal hourly is $25, they deduct $35/hr from your pay.