I posted a few days ago that I was considering an admin position at a school 1 hour away. Well, I interviewed and was offered the position today. I asked the principal what my official hours are, since I need to figure out childcare for my little one, and she immediately replied "well you're salaried, so you work as much as you need to. I work over 60 hours". I explained that I needed to be able to find a daycare/babysitter and would need to tell him the hours that my son would be there, and after going back and forth for a few minutes, she finally said "well technically you work 7:30-4, but be prepared to work much more. If a teacher needs you to stay until 6:00, then you need to stay. If a teacher wants you to stay and do parent-teacher conferences with them, then you'll have to. If a teacher wants you to be here at 5:30am and help prepare their classroom for the day, then you need to be here." Ugh. My current school has its issues, but my principal is super "family friendly". She always asks about my baby, took over my classroom when I couldn't find a sub and he had a fever, and comes into my room to tell me to go home if I'm staying too late. I'm worried this is a bad sign from a new school. While I totally understand working as much as needed (I'm notorious for being the first at school and the last to leave), I also have a child now and really don't look forward to working 10 hour days and never seeing him. Is it reasonable for a principal to assume you will always stay after work hours? Is this just something that comes with a higher up position?