I was just hired at a private montessori preschool in August. I co-teach in the morning with the 5K teacher and in the afternoon I teach 3/4K. I love the kids they are tons of fun. My problem is this, I am full-time and hourly for my first year. Next year I will be salaried. I was told they could help me with benefits, but now they are saying they cannot. Another issue is that my day runs from 8am to 4pm. My schedule looks like this: 8:00 am - 8:15 a.m. Set up main room for morning class 8:15 am - 8:25 a.m. Make copies/Get my room ready for PM class 8:25 - Students start arriving 9:00 - AM Class Begins 11:30 - AM Students Leave 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch with PM Students (We supervise them and eat our lunch) 12:30 - 1:00 RECESS (Every other day I supervise recess) 1:00 - 3:00 PM Preschool Class 3:00 - 3:30 (Every other day I dismiss the students, and on the days I do not dismiss I am required to clean the bathrooms (yuck!)) 3:30 - 4:00 I am shown montessori materials and how to present them to the children So over the weekend I went in for about 3 hours to redo my bulletin board for October and finish my October lesson plans. The Director was there and told me to cut the "extra hours." I do not think these are extra hours, I am hourly and should be paid for whatever hours I put in to the school. I have hardly any planning time during the day. Another gripe I have is cleaning the bathrooms. There is a paid cleaning person that comes in every Friday. Why should I have to clean the bathrooms? I mean I have no problem wiping down doorknobs, handles, etc. I did not apply to be the housekeeper though. I know this is not the case at other preschools/child care facilities. I have talked to other directors and teachers. So I want to hear from all of you, I am so tempted to apply for another job even though I have only been at the school for a month. What do you think? Am I overreacting?