Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out Archives' started by Grammy Teacher, Apr 22, 2006.
Apr 22, 2006
Has anyone ever had to work around their bosses daughter or son? What was it like for you?
I have. I didn't directly deal with the kids, but the principal's children go to my school...........and it is terrible! His son wasn't quite so bad, but the daughter! The rules don't apply to his princess............she gets away with a lot more rule/policy breaking then anyone else, and it makes me sick! She is a spoiled brat. I'm glad I never had to have his kids in my class. I blame most of it on her dad though, as he is the one who is suppose to be in charge of that stuff, but he chooses to turn a blind eye.
She must be a sister to princess poopoo at my school. All of the teachers have had it with her too! On top of getting away with things, she is nasty and mean to other girls, and has driven several sweet girls away from the school already. You think dad would get it, wouldn't you?
I haven't worked directly with the daughter, but have had the bosses grandchildren in my classroom. I wouldn't recommend it!!
Last year I had the grandson of our district Human Resources director in my class. It worked out fine, even when the student received a detention for throwing a punch at recess.
UGH, just the thought of having to deal with these situations makes me want to hurl! None of them sound too keen...especially if the son/daughter is an employee! I hate special treatment, and I don't stand for it.
I do teach my bosses daughter for one period a week (four day cycle). She is a great student and he is an awesome boss, which makes things easier. However, I still find it unnerving. I also have a student who is the daughter of last year's VP at our school (she has since moved on to become principal at another school). This is also not a bad situation, but I find myself wondering how I measure up to the other more experienced teachers and wondering what they tell their parents about me (whether they think my classes are interesting, or if I seem like a twit, etc...). They are both very bright kids, but because my experience level is low, I find myself often feeling intimidated by having to deal with them. Other than that, they are both model students.
It's the same with children of other teachers that you work with. It's just awkward and uncomfortable.
I have never had to work with the bosses' daughter, but my husband did on his last job. Both of her parents were the owners. She made 90,000 a year and worked no more than 10 hours a week, and the boss told my husband that a $1000 raise spread out over the course of a year would break the company. My husband went to work for the competition since 83 dollars a month could put his old company in the red.
At my last job my mom use to sub for me during the summer. I ALWAYS made a point to not give her special treatment. My cousin also worked for me...which I wont do again because she has no work ethic, but whenever I had to talk to her I always made sure I did it and was fair. Even though I was able to handle it, I wont ever mix family with business again though, unless my mom wants to sub for me because it's not a permanant job (plus, she's good with kids and they like her). I just don't like mixing the two together.
Dealing with a boss's child could be just as stressful if you don't have a good boss, but I'd rather deal with that than the above situation if I had my choice. I think both, depending on the person who is in charge, could be good or bad...it all depends on who you are dealing with I think.
My bosses son will be in second grade next year, and I don't think I will be getting him, which is okay with me!
Apr 23, 2006
Hey everybody, I can't resist. Choose the correct answer:
d) none of the above
Hey daisy, I'll say "a" is correct
When a singular noun already ends in a "s," you can add just the apostrophe or you can add 's.
boss -- boss' or boss's
Am I correct????
I think grammy has two people (husband and wife) who own the daycare.......so they are her bosses.
I'm going with a.
Wouldn't bosses mean more than one?
Yay! You just won a treat. But, I teach my kids that when faced with the choice of just an apostrophe or apostrophe s to go with what sounds right. We say boss -s so apostophe s is appropriate. My last name ends with an s so it works as a good example. Remember, all possessives need apostophes. Simple plural nouns never do. (Once you start teaching apostophes they go hog wild using them all over the place!) I love language arts.
I never worked with a boss's child, but the teacher I worked with last year used had to at the begining of this year-she was a co-teacher with the director's daughter. Every time I went to visit at the begining of the year she complained about it...if the daughter is anything like her mother, it does make a lot of sense!
Upsa- I'm with you!! Bosses daughter could be a verb and direct object, right? As in She bosses daughter and son around all day. Did you ever read "Eats, shoots and leaves"? You'd get a big laugh out of it (or just more frustrated!!!!!)
I like that book a lot! Anyway, I had my boss's (?) 10y/o daughter in a subbing job. Luckily, she liked me a lot. If not, it would have been very difficult; she is a strong personality...
but not bosses's. only bosses and boss's and bosses' but never bossesez's
LOL czacza - I did read that book. It was hilarious.
I think the thread has officially been hijacked.
Ok, we get reprimanded for highjacking a thread then a moderator goes and does it......ah hem (clearing my throat) ! I feel a double edged sword.
Grammy, let us know if you decide to say something. I'd be curious to know what happens to miss prissy pants.
or as I like to call them "poopoo princess!"
I read that post...I like "poopoo princess"!
Who you calling miss prissy pants, girl?
I didn't realllllllllyyyy hijack. I just answered a question. LOL
Oh wait. Maybe I did hijack. Mea culpa, mea culpa.
Yes, you highjacked...guilty as charged!
We are calling Grammy's little "boss's daughter" employee girl a prissy pants...not you. She said the "you know what" will hit the fan soon...dah, dah dah, dah...drama!!! I'm curious to know what her boss will say, or if she'll get fed up with the girl and tell her to go jump off of a short pier into a shallow lake!
ROFL That would be great!
It would be pier pressure.
btw, what's wrong with hijacking? isn't that what makes "teaching" interesting? (I used to do that to class discussions all the time when I was in school. It was fun to see how many teachers wouldn't even notice until we were way out of control )
Apr 24, 2006
Amanda caused us to drink with her prohibition of hijacking. We're actually drinking with our piers.
So Grammy, did you tell her where to go today?
With your peers or on the pier? If it's on the pier don't fall off.
Drinking on the pier could be VERY dangerous! LOL
Drinking with your peers on the pier is doubly dangerous!!!!! teehee!!!!!!
I hopefully they won't dare you to jump off. And if you do jump off make sure it isn't low tide.
Lets see drinking on the pier. When is everyones last day of school?
Would sometime in July be good? What pier do we want to drink on?
Here is a the pier in my town.
Well that looks like a mighty fine pier! When is the beer festival?
By the way, I work all summer! I wonder if they'd let us drink at "Pier 1?" We could drink and shop!
Oh no way can't do that. I would spend way to much money.
I live near a pier, but most of my peers are far away will you be mine for now?
anyway, the problem with the daughter of one of my bosses is that she's really good. but that's good. the problem is that she's not only good, she's perfect. so when they talk about how perfect she is we can't say anything! grrrr
Jaime, I haven't been to Old Orchard Beach in forever! You can't just go showing me pictures like that, I've got no money to go anywhere this summer!