1st Payday Without the Former Principal

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  1. applecore

    applecore Devotee

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    I've always thought we were spoiled by my former principal when he would come to our classrooms on payday mornings to deliver our checks/stubs personally. It was his way of saying "Thanks for being a teacher and a team player!"---he always said that. Even my kids would get a kick out of seeing my boss actually pay me.

    So, payday came yesterday. I was actually wondering how I would get my pay check stub with the new principal and all, but I forgot all about it with being busy teaching, that is until the door opened and the school secretary came in with a smile and my first pay check of the year.

    My heart sank a little as I tried to smile and graciously accept my check stub.

    It finally hit me. I miss my formal principal.

    I truly like our new principal, they have a lot of great ideas and super strong leading skills.

    I just couldn't help but get all weepy eyed when I got home and told my husband about payday. He thinks I've been in denile that the change in command happened, but I think I just miss my first boss who gave me a chance to teach at his school 4 years ago.

    It'll be a good year. I'm sure. :)
     
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  3. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    :hugs:

    Our principal always comes in and gives us our paychecks too. If he's not there, it's our AP.
     
  4. kpa1b2

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    My P has done that too. But now, we don't even get stubs. . .if we want a stub we have to print it off of the website! I get an email, from the pay website, that a deposit has been made.
     
  5. Aussiegirl

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    WOW! Our district went to auto deposit a couple of years ago. Before that, the pay stub was left in our mail box.

    I understand about missing some of the nice touches of a former P. We have a new one that is all business - no little homey touches. I think we are better off for many reasons, but miss those soft edges.
     
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    Your story was sweet. I'm sorry you miss your old leadership :(
     
  7. HistTchr

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    Sounds like a nice practice. Our pay stubs are just left in our mailboxes. I can only think of one teacher in the school who still received an actual check up until a few years ago, but she has since retired. She used to have to personally pick hers up from the front desk in the main office.
     
  8. Kat53

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    Applecore, do you have your former P's email to tell him thanks? I think that would mean the world to him.
     
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    This is our second year with a new principal and I still desperately miss our former principal.
     
  10. applecore

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    I do, but living in a small town, I'm bound to meet up with him in person. But you reminded me that the next time I see him, I need to tell him how much I truly appreciated his small gestures...even this little one.



    Apparently the sentiment was felt amongst the other teachers and staff.

    We gathered today for a quick "low down" of the day, and someone piped up (not me) how different pay day was.

    Nods and smiles....and not one dry eye.

    Ugh.

    We've all be in denial...denile (which ever...forgive me, I'm too tired to play English grammar rules.)

    Change is good. We need change. :)
     
  11. Emily Bronte

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    Ours is this way...never have I received my stub by hand.
     

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