Other than the “hands” and “orifices” nit, that’s a fairly accurate description of my job, if you include “working nights,” and “taking all kinds of crap from people I don’t even know, in a very real and literal sense.” I’d love to work days and have weekends and holidays of, but as I always say, when God quits having people die on the weekends and holidays, I’ll be able to stop working weekends and holidays. People don’t stop getting sick just because it’s Christmas.
The only one of those that doesn’t apply to a teacher friend of mine is having hands in orifices. Admittedly, non-special ed teachers rarely have vomit or other bodily fluids covering in them, so that particular one isn’t normal, but that said, teachers have quite a lot of time, stress, etc. demanded of them and this is no more than an ignorant cheapshot.
@5 magnus “…other than the “hands” and “orifices” nit… (quote from @4arik)” is kind of like saying, “other than that, mrs. lincoln, how did you like the play?”
ass deep in blood with a ruptured aneurysm, or perhaps a nice perforated colon. stab wound to the aorta or a guy dynamiting fish who lost both hands ’cause he was drinking beer while he did it. perhaps a nice case of meningitis caught while caring for your patients. or the major burns that require 24/7 availability. all of these and more in my career. you tell me how hard teachers work.
i lift the legs of the fat people you mock at WalMart. They don’t help. Cut bones pushing and holding back to avoid injuring anything important. wear a lead apron so i don’t die of cancer fixing bones using fluoroscopy.
FU Harvey if you don’t think being an orthopaedic surgeon in the United Fat states is hard work.
It IS an honorable profession- just because their are those that have been consumed by greed doesn’t mean that the entire populace of teachers are that way. Where I live, teachers are horrendously underpaid for the abuse they have to put up with from other people’s children. Nowadays children are practically allowed to physically attack you with little to no consequence. If the teacher does anything to try to defend themselves or other students in the room they are almost guaranteed to be fighting a lawsuit. God bless your school if they actually do something about problem children, as too many parents refuse to discipline their children and refuse to allow anyone else to do it for them.
Considering every teacher I have ever known has been attacked at least once- many of them more than that- trying the argument that “I do *insert crap* for a living, so they should stop whining” is complete bull. I’m not saying certain professions aren’t worse than others, but that doesn’t automatically make another’s complaints any less real or legitimate.
If you’ve never even substituted for a school, you really have NO idea what hell it can be.
“Hard work means you have to shower at the end of the day to get the gunk and filth off you so you look like a human being again, not just showering off a little incidental perspiration.”
Clearly, you’ve never worked in a public school before.
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