Originally Posted by patteeu
I'm not saying that it doesn't ever happen, but when someone tells me that their spouse's "typical" workweek as a teacher is easily 65-70 hours, I'm calling
If I'm wrong about Mrs. pr_capone, then she's so atypical of the profession that she shouldn't be used as an example.
You are wrong, it is the exception when a teacher doesn't spend long hours outside of the school day. I mean common sense would tell you that even if you observed nothing. Do you really think that classroom time is all that counts?
Who do you think plans those lessons, grades those assignments? Do sales reps only work when they are trying to close a deal? Do investment bankers hours only count when they are on the floor trading? Your dismissal of teachers who work long hours in preparation and in other duties is convenient, but it isn't reality. At least for the vast majority who are competent and care about their profession.