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Whatever

Elizabethton, TN

#81 Feb 12, 2013
Oliver wrote:
Bonus is a line item in the budget. Teachers and other professions get this type of longevity pay. Let's see...teachers pay as much or more tax as any other lower middle class group...key words lower middle class. If you are unskiled and educated fat off your couch and get trade to get better $ Greene County is a great place forth retired our of state complainers like Mrs. Johnson. She has yet to do one thing for the students of Greene County.
The biggest problem is our budget is not being balanced. If you don't have money in the budget, how can you pay this?
Choice

Jonesborough, TN

#82 Feb 12, 2013
education wrote:
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Snow days are built into the schedule. There is extra time added in the morning and afternoon. This extra time adds up to ten days. If snow days are not used teachers are not given the ten days back. So are you willing to work for your employer for ten free days?
you don't work ten days for free! You only work 9 months out of the year and get paid more than most of us working all year. That was worth a belly laugh! I looked up the web site. That's what it says. Who's got it right? Why wouldn't educators want to admit how much they make? Surely you all do know that you add your salary and cost of benefits together to get your true salary. Your true salary is what you get before anything is taken out of your paycheck plus what the system pays for the benefits they provide for you. That's the true amount anybody makes where ever they work. I'm always surprised at how people don' t understand this. Benefits cost money. If the employee isn't paying for it someone else is-the employer.
Tax dollars

Jonesborough, TN

#83 Feb 12, 2013
Oliver wrote:
Bonus is a line item in the budget. Teachers and other professions get this type of longevity pay. Let's see...teachers pay as much or more tax as any other lower middle class group...key words lower middle class. If you are unskiled and educated fat off your couch and get trade to get better $ Greene County is a great place forth retired our of state complainers like Mrs. Johnson. She has yet to do one thing for the students of Greene County.
it's a shame (if it's true) that it has taken someone not from here to come in and be honest with the people about how our hard earned tax dollars is being spent. All we hear is about how they need more money for " the children". Folks how's this bonus help our kids get a better education?
education

Greeneville, TN

#84 Feb 12, 2013
Choice wrote:
<quoted text>you don't work ten days for free! You only work 9 months out of the year and get paid more than most of us working all year. That was worth a belly laugh! I looked up the web site. That's what it says. Who's got it right? Why wouldn't educators want to admit how much they make? Surely you all do know that you add your salary and cost of benefits together to get your true salary. Your true salary is what you get before anything is taken out of your paycheck plus what the system pays for the benefits they provide for you. That's the true amount anybody makes where ever they work. I'm always surprised at how people don' t understand this. Benefits cost money. If the employee isn't paying for it someone else is-the employer.
Maybe you need to get your facts straight, a teachers pay is spread out over 12 months. The paycheck the teachers receive in the summer is for the time they have already put in from the previous months. If you would read all of my comments you would have also read that the public is misinfomed about the average salary. The average also includes supervisors and principals salaries, which make more that teachers. And yes teachers will put in free ten days because they have put the extra time in before the snow days. If the days are not used then they are not compensated for those days. So maybe when you stop your belly laugh you can go back and read all the facts that were posted in the first response. Then maybe you can get your facts together about how the summer paychecks work. It is not a paycheck for time off, it is a paycheck for time already worked. Teachers are also attending inservices during the summer. Some inservices are out of county and state and the teachers use their own funds to pay and travel to the inservices from the "time off paycheck" they receive during the summer. Don't know where you got the fact that that is the true salary before anything is taken out of the check. Even good ole Uncle Sam gets his share before teachers even see their check.
choice

Jonesborough, TN

#85 Feb 12, 2013
education wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe you need to get your facts straight, a teachers pay is spread out over 12 months. The paycheck the teachers receive in the summer is for the time they have already put in from the previous months. If you would read all of my comments you would have also read that the public is misinfomed about the average salary. The average also includes supervisors and principals salaries, which make more that teachers. And yes teachers will put in free ten days because they have put the extra time in before the snow days. If the days are not used then they are not compensated for those days. So maybe when you stop your belly laugh you can go back and read all the facts that were posted in the first response. Then maybe you can get your facts together about how the summer paychecks work. It is not a paycheck for time off, it is a paycheck for time already worked. Teachers are also attending inservices during the summer. Some inservices are out of county and state and the teachers use their own funds to pay and travel to the inservices from the "time off paycheck" they receive during the summer. Don't know where you got the fact that that is the true salary before anything is taken out of the check. Even good ole Uncle Sam gets his share before teachers even see their check.
bless your heart. Of course Uncle Sam gets his part from everyone's salary. But, gross pay =the amount of your paycheck, plus what "your part" to Uncle Sam is for Medicare, social security (for you later), whatever benefits you choose to buy or the employer provides(dental, vision, health, retirement etc.). You have to add all that together wherever you work to get the true salary you make. Uncle Sam catches us all. Wow, sounds like it would be a good inservice to have your CFO explain what you actually make. I think you would feel better about it. It's a common misconception people have about what they are making.
Correction

Duluth, GA

#86 Feb 13, 2013
Choice wrote:
<quoted text>you don't work ten days for free! You only work 9 months out of the year and get paid more than most of us working all year. That was worth a belly laugh! I looked up the web site. That's what it says. Who's got it right? Why wouldn't educators want to admit how much they make? Surely you all do know that you add your salary and cost of benefits together to get your true salary. Your true salary is what you get before anything is taken out of your paycheck plus what the system pays for the benefits they provide for you. That's the true amount anybody makes where ever they work. I'm always surprised at how people don' t understand this. Benefits cost money. If the employee isn't paying for it someone else is-the employer.
They don't work 10 extra days without pay or compensation. They work 13 extra days without pay or compensation.
Correction

Duluth, GA

#87 Feb 13, 2013
education wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe you need to get your facts straight, a teachers pay is spread out over 12 months. The paycheck the teachers receive in the summer is for the time they have already put in from the previous months. If you would read all of my comments you would have also read that the public is misinfomed about the average salary. The average also includes supervisors and principals salaries, which make more that teachers. And yes teachers will put in free ten days because they have put the extra time in before the snow days. If the days are not used then they are not compensated for those days. So maybe when you stop your belly laugh you can go back and read all the facts that were posted in the first response. Then maybe you can get your facts together about how the summer paychecks work. It is not a paycheck for time off, it is a paycheck for time already worked. Teachers are also attending inservices during the summer. Some inservices are out of county and state and the teachers use their own funds to pay and travel to the inservices from the "time off paycheck" they receive during the summer. Don't know where you got the fact that that is the true salary before anything is taken out of the check. Even good ole Uncle Sam gets his share before teachers even see their check.
Good information here. Sadly, the truth is, some people don't want to get their facts straight.
Research

Johnson City, TN

#88 Feb 13, 2013
Teachers get paid per their contract which is for the months that schools are open. They can choose to take all of their pay during that time or they can choose to receive less per month pay and spread it out for 12 months. They DO NOT get paid for being off in the summer. They do work extra days with no compensation to include the built in days for snow (if not used), days for cleaning and prepping their classrooms and days for continued education. The comments made in defense of the teachers have not been "whining" as they have all been in defense of wrong facts being thrown around by posters who are upset about the taxes. The bonus money IS a separate issue from teachers pay. The only "whining" I have seen is by the posters who are mad about the taxes. The problem all seem to be with the board and local government. Their are many counties across the state and nation that have faced these same issues, it is not local to Greene County. Bottom line is the teachers do not deserve this type of hatred.
choice

Jonesborough, TN

#89 Feb 13, 2013
Correction wrote:
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They don't work 10 extra days without pay or compensation. They work 13 extra days without pay or compensation.
As a parent I know you've already missed alot of days this year due to weather. There are few years that some snow/weather days aren't used. My kids don't have many 5 day weeks in school. Most of the weeks their out for somethng from the school calendar. I don't have a thing against teachers. My kids have some wonderful teachers, and have had a few that should be doing something else. I fault whoever won't get rid of those people for that. All they do is move those people around until they retire. What people are tired of is taking money out of one groups pockets to put in someone else's pocket. Times are tough folks.
choice

Jonesborough, TN

#90 Feb 13, 2013
Should be they're......
teacher by CHOICE

Greeneville, TN

#91 Feb 15, 2013
Tired of complaints wrote:
<quoted text>Most of us feel lucky to even have a job. We haven't had a raise in forever, and our taxes have been raised to placate a bunch of spoiled whiny teachers. Let me make it simple enough for a teacher to understand.
1) We pay your salary.
2) You make more than most of us.
3) Your benefits are far better than ours.
4) We are having a hard time financially.
5) Now, shut up and do your job.
Again, I chose teaching. Why didn't you? I love the insinuation that you are smarter than me and that I owe you something...Where do you work? I probably pay you. That's how this world works.

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