I have just come home from an 11 hour day, and am feeling like I am being taken advantage of as a sped teacher. Today, we had an initial evaluation to present. It was scheduled for 3:30pm, but the parent did not show until 4:15. We had all already begun to pack up for the night, but we were told that we had to stay and follow through now that the parent was there. Yes, this saved me from re-doing the dates on the IEP, but it is still annoying and frustrating! After more than 10 years as a sped teacher, this is one of the days when I am SO ready to quit! So, I am wondering....is anyone else: 1) going to (on average) 7 meetings a week and running half of them 2) working 9-10 hour days regularly on campus(way outside of the 7 contracted hours I signed up for 3) being asked to give up their prep time on a regular basis I feel like I wont be seen as a "team player" if I balk at this treatment. After all, I am not the only one at my school in this predicament. But the other people (SLP, School Psych, Principal) are being paid like $10K more than me! Any thoughts?? Thanks for your input!