School District Secretaries Go Out On...

School District Secretaries Go Out On Strike

There are 72 comments on the WFMZ story from Aug 26, 2009, titled School District Secretaries Go Out On Strike. In it, WFMZ reports that:

Secretaries in the Easton Area School District are out on the picket lines. The secretaries say they're striking because they aren't happy with the language in their contract.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WFMZ.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#41 Aug 28, 2009
Storm wrote:
<quoted text>
You want to correct something- respond to this:
Tell me about the "real world" of the teacher. Did you ever teach a day? Do you know anything about teaching? Were you a former teacher who couldn't stand the fire? Tell me about all the easy times a teacher has during the day? What makes teaching easy? Tell me how teaching compares to being a chemist? an engineer, a waitress, a lawyer, an accountant, a school secretary, a roofer, a construction worker, a lineman for PPL? Since you know so much about teaching, tells me how easy it is in the "unreal fantasy world of a teacher". What is the day like and how does it end? You must be a knowledgeable person that could make these determinations.
I guess when a teacher has to work with a family that is losing a parent due to an illness, that is the "fake world"? When a teacher has to have a meeting with a parent to tell them their child is not learning and may need to have some kind of assisted learning or repeat the grade? When the teacher has to wear a microphone because a child has a cochlear implant, that is a "fake world". When a teacher has to explain to the parents that the child is learning disabled or mentally retarded, I guess that is the "fake world". I guess when a child comes to school crying and won't tell you why, that is the "fake world". When a student is called out of the room becasue their is a person from Children and Youth there to speak to the child about an abusive situation, that is the "fake world".
Now, there are times when kids do well on a test, or they are excited because it is a birthday or they just got a new pet. These are the good times and I could lists hundred of these events and that is what makes teaching the great job it is. But to use this sickening argument or statement that teachers need to live in the real world is disgusting and quite frankly an ignorant statement.
I already did you big dummy. You posted that exact same thing in another thread. Some teachers mind you have.

Here, to make it simple I will post here what I posted there.

"Wow, you are a big cry baby aren't you? Everyone has problems with their jobs. I work as a machinist. I've seen people lose limbs working on the machines. Oh no, you have to deal with children, you should be ashamed of yourself.

I hope you aren't in teaching anymore, you seem to have put your problems in front of your love for teaching, or lack thereof. "

That better?
Storm

Whitehall, PA

#42 Aug 28, 2009
jones wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you ever think no one wants to read your feces.
Respond to this. Just try to respond. I want to see how smart you are. That was an idiotic response. Now try something intelligent.
Storm

Whitehall, PA

#43 Aug 28, 2009
Carbine and jones:

My recent post was a response to the nonsense about working in the real world. In response to what I wrote, that is the real world- is it not. Those things i said actually happeded. i agree in a machinists shop, bpeople might becomes disabled but then again in Colubine, many teachers lost more than an arm.

You guys have no comeback on what I wrote- just admit it.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#44 Aug 28, 2009
Storm wrote:
Carbine and jones:
My recent post was a response to the nonsense about working in the real world. In response to what I wrote, that is the real world- is it not. Those things i said actually happeded. i agree in a machinists shop, bpeople might becomes disabled but then again in Colubine, many teachers lost more than an arm.
You guys have no comeback on what I wrote- just admit it.
It was "Columbine", and that could happen anywhere my friend. Anywhere, anytime, someone could walk into a place of business or building and shoot he place to high hell. Don't act like you have it any harder than the people who send their children to the schools. If you don't like being a teacher and it's so hard (wah wah) then quit. There is no comeback to what you wrote because EVERYONE has problems with their jobs. You can't possibly convince me that your problems are any worse than mine.

As long as you wake up in the morning, you got the worst of your problems beaten. The rest is just part of life.
Storm

Whitehall, PA

#45 Aug 28, 2009
Carbine:

I have to resend you this post AGAIN because you do not understand English:

My recent post was a response to the nonsense about working in the "real world." In response to what I wrote, that(what I wrote on Post 41) is the real world- is it not?

Those things I said actually happened.

Now let me explain this again. I was responding to someone who said teachers need to work in the "real world". Teachers do work in the real world. Don't act like you have it harder than a teacher. Who do you think you are? Have you taught a day in schools. I haven't spent a day as a machinists and thus cannot even imagine what your work is like. You said that I cannot convince you that your problems as a machinist are harder than being a teacher. I cannot make that evaluation for the same reason you have no substance for saying anything about a teachers job.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#46 Aug 28, 2009
"Don't act like you have it harder than a teacher."

I guess I don't have it harder than you. I love my job and I love my work. I am proud of each and everything I do at my job.

All you have been doing this whole time is try and convince everyone you have it bad. You must hate your life, job and existence. You're right, me working around dangerous chemicals, and flying debris all day is much easier than standing in a class room talking to a bunch of kids.

I don't have to walk in your shoes to see how pathetic you are being. You spew it out for the whole world to see on this forum. It really is sad how you are in the position you are. You supposedly have 40 years in teaching. Have you always been this bitter? How many kids have you ignored over your daily stresses? How many times have you cried like a baby and got your way? Guess what, those times are coming to an end. Once the people who actually pay your salary (the tax payers) have a say in the issues regarding schools, people like you won't have a job.

My wish would be to see people like you never teach again. Bitter, cry babies who just want more and more and give less and less.

This "Real world" you are referring to is something you passed by many years ago. Once you decided you are more important than the students you teach, that was the day you lost your mind. I wish I knew who you worked for so I could show them how pathetic you are as a teacher and an employee.
Oh My

Macungie, PA

#47 Aug 28, 2009
Storm wrote:
<quoted text>
Ouch!!! You must be a realator. The truth hurts doesn't it.
Nice try Storm. NOPE that is not were I EARNED my money.UNLIKE you GREEDY TURD teachers and now we can include Secretaries...

Nah the truth don't hurt me one bit. Because I never put myself in that kind of situation..

Oh BTW.. HEY STORM It's called "SPELL CHECK" USE IT !!!! LOL !!!!!!!!

“Too soon old, too late smart..”

Since: Feb 07

Bethlehem, PA

#48 Aug 28, 2009
Oh My wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice try Storm. NOPE that is not were I EARNED my money.UNLIKE you GREEDY TURD teachers and now we can include Secretaries...
Nah the truth don't hurt me one bit. Because I never put myself in that kind of situation..
Oh BTW.. HEY STORM It's called "SPELL CHECK" USE IT !!!! LOL !!!!!!!!
Nice try Storm. NOPE that is not [where] I EARNED my money.[]UNLIKE you GREEDY [****] teachers and now we can include [s]Secretaries...

Nah the truth [doesn't] hurt me one bit. Because I never put myself in that kind of situation..

Oh BTW.. HEY STORM It's called "SPELL CHECK"[,] USE IT !!!! LOL !!!!!!!!

Unfortunately, spell check does not always catch everything....

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#49 Aug 29, 2009
Carbide wrote:
<quoted text>
I already did you big dummy. You posted that exact same thing in another thread. Some teachers mind you have.
Here, to make it simple I will post here what I posted there.
"Wow, you are a big cry baby aren't you? Everyone has problems with their jobs. I work as a machinist. I've seen people lose limbs working on the machines. Oh no, you have to deal with children, you should be ashamed of yourself.
I hope you aren't in teaching anymore, you seem to have put your problems in front of your love for teaching, or lack thereof. "
That better?
Oh Carbine.I mean Carbide........I don't think Storm gets it. He/she is a TROLL!

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#50 Aug 29, 2009
As long as you wake up in the morning, you got the worst of your problems beaten. The rest is just part of life.

Beautifully said. It's so very true. Some people don't realize just how good they have it. I feel these secretaries are lucky to have a job in these times. For ANYONE to strike now is just plain GREEDY.
Oh My

Macungie, PA

#51 Aug 29, 2009
Sarah-Sally wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice try Storm. NOPE that is not [where] I EARNED my money.[]UNLIKE you GREEDY [****] teachers and now we can include [s]Secretaries...
Nah the truth [doesn't] hurt me one bit. Because I never put myself in that kind of situation..
Oh BTW.. HEY STORM It's called "SPELL CHECK"[,] USE IT !!!! LOL !!!!!!!!
Unfortunately, spell check does not always catch everything....
Hey Sarah Sally susie Or whatever the heck they call you this week .. I have news for you .. I am NOT STORM Nor would be associated with said individual.. So do me a favor I rather you call me other four letter words other than Storm!!! LOL !! and oh yes Those is tne School Districts are GREEDY TURDS..

There needs to be PUBLIC outcry to allow the TAX PAYERS to VOTE and APPROVE or REJECT these FAT CAT GREEDY School Districts budgets..Furthermore if you wouldn't like to see that WHAT WOULD YOU BE AFRAID OF???
Storm

Whitehall, PA

#52 Sep 6, 2009
The strike is over and everyone can settled down.
retired

Bath, PA

#53 Sep 6, 2009
Carbide wrote:
"Don't act like you have it harder than a teacher."
I guess I don't have it harder than you. I love my job and I love my work. I am proud of each and everything I do at my job.
All you have been doing this whole time is try and convince everyone you have it bad. You must hate your life, job and existence. You're right, me working around dangerous chemicals, and flying debris all day is much easier than standing in a class room talking to a bunch of kids.
I don't have to walk in your shoes to see how pathetic you are being. You spew it out for the whole world to see on this forum. It really is sad how you are in the position you are. You supposedly have 40 years in teaching. Have you always been this bitter? How many kids have you ignored over your daily stresses? How many times have you cried like a baby and got your way? Guess what, those times are coming to an end. Once the people who actually pay your salary (the tax payers) have a say in the issues regarding schools, people like you won't have a job.
My wish would be to see people like you never teach again. Bitter, cry babies who just want more and more and give less and less.
This "Real world" you are referring to is something you passed by many years ago. Once you decided you are more important than the students you teach, that was the day you lost your mind. I wish I knew who you worked for so I could show them how pathetic you are as a teacher and an employee.
Storm is a teacher then principal from Northampton High School. He is retired.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#54 Sep 6, 2009
retired wrote:
<quoted text>
Storm is a teacher then principal from Northampton High School. He is retired.
Interesting.TY for the info.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#55 Sep 6, 2009
Storm wrote:
The strike is over and everyone can settled down.
On to the next topic.LOL:)
Storm

Whitehall, PA

#56 Sep 7, 2009
RSD Survivor wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting.TY for the info.
Wrong again.
retired

Bath, PA

#57 Sep 7, 2009
RSD Survivor wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting.TY for the info.
ur welcome. I see he is on here now saying he wasn't a teacher. All depends on what mood he is in, I guess.

On the morning call, now Allentown topic boards, he would claim to be a teacher who has buddies that worked at Bethlehem Steel and they wanted him to come and work there to make more money. He claims that even though he was making less money, he was always glad he kept being a teacher. On the comments, he claims he became an adminstrator or principal. On others when cornered, he claims not to be a teacher!!!!!!

By the things he writes I would bet he was a teacher and the principal of Northampton High School!
Storm

Whitehall, PA

#58 Sep 7, 2009
Retired:

What is your problem. Who cares who I am. We discuss issues not where I am and who I am am. When did I say I wasn't a teacher? I am not affiliated in any way with NHS. So find something else to talk about. By the way, if it is so important, then why do you go by retired.

Argue your points and do not worry about who I am.
retired

Bath, PA

#59 Sep 7, 2009
Storm wrote:
Retired:
What is your problem. Who cares who I am. We discuss issues not where I am and who I am am. When did I say I wasn't a teacher? I am not affiliated in any way with NHS. So find something else to talk about. By the way, if it is so important, then why do you go by retired.
Argue your points and do not worry about who I am.
Maybe you should listen to your own advice. You can go back on all the comment boards about schools and see all the comments you have posted. Anyone who has folloed them can pick up on who you are so, if you want to dish it out and act like you know more than other people and put them down be prepared to take it!!!
Storm

Whitehall, PA

#60 Sep 8, 2009
Retired:

You are missing the point of these posts. You did not answer my questions? You are incorrect on your identification. However, you must read much of what I post for you to remember back to the posts.

You state I should "listen to my own advice". And what advice is that? You want me to stop posting and sit on the patio. You want me to stop posting my opinion? I see what you are saying commrade "retired". I guess I will just have to go back and post on topics such as cooking contests at the Allentown Fair.

If I state my opinion, you argue to the opposite position. I can take that and would rather comment on the merits. I guess you are retired, as per your name, so enjoy retirement and post as much and as often as you wish. Agree or disagree- I couldn't care less but I also will respond to any statements that are contrary to what I know is the truth. For example, when a poster summarixzes a teacher day as one who take naps and gives out cookies and milk- that is beyond belief and I will not let that go unnoticed because there are people out there who will beieve this nonsense. A physics teacher or the chemistry teacher is not giving out cookies and milk during nap time. The kids may be napping but the teacher isn't.

So I will welcome responding to your posts. As as you said to me-follow your own advice- if it is so important to you to know who I am, then post your name instead of retired. If you did, it wouldn't matter to me one bit. I am not interested in who you are but instead what is your opinion since this is basically an opinion page. Have a good day Commrade and watch out for the KGB. They me be at your door.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

WFMZ Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Motorcyclist hit by truck in fatal Bucks County... Sat So Sad 6
News Life Lessons: Lower back pain Jul 1 daviscolons 3
News Beyond the NIZ: Living in downtown Allentown Jun 28 silly rabbit 1
News Body found in Little Lehigh Creek in Allentown Jun 28 Society 2
News Study: Allentown School District one of the mos... Jun 27 silly rabbit 3
News Don't Be Sexless After 40 (Apr '10) Jun 23 John_122436 66
News Protests break out at facility for illegal immi... Jun 23 lolol 4
More from around the web