Teacher Fakes Dying for Time Off

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  1. teacherin2014

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    Has anybody read the article about the elementary school teacher in Florida who pretended that both she and her father were dying, so that she could get time off? Reading articles such as that one infuriates me, because it makes the entire profession look bad.
     
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  3. lucybelle

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    I gotta say- what does it say about the profession if you have to fake dying to get time off?!
     
  4. Sarge

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    I had a fairly serious bike crash in front of the school shortly after dismissal once. Many kids saw me get taken away in an ambulance.

    When I called the school the next day from my hospital room, I learned from the secretary that the second graders had started a rumor that I was dead.

    I called my classroom and had the sub put me on speakerphone to set things straight with my first graders.
     
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    Has anyone read any Carl Hiassen books? If so, you already know that Florida has more weirdos than any other state.
     
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    That's pretty sad. Actually, I can relate. My para has been out for over a month because a kid accidentally bumped into her. She says she has a concussion and the doctor won't clear her to come back to work. One month and counting. This job must be harder than I thought.:confused::confused::confused:
     
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    Hadn't heard of this one. Someone on this board posted another thread about another teacher faking something to get time off too. Wow, if they hate teaching that much to have to stoop this low, they just need to quit!
     
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    Sarge, that's funny!

    I hadn' read this. I really don't think it reflects poorly on the profession, though. She's just crazy.
     
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    That is funny! :lol: Not your accident of course, but the kids reaction (though I'm sure it wasn't funny for them at the time!)
     
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    :lol:

    Hey, I resemble that remark.:whistle:
     
  11. Reality Check

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    :thumb: Exactly!
     
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    Sorry, stephen. You and I are the exceptions!
     
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    I feel this way every time I leave the house.

    But then again, I'm a weirdo, so... :p
     
  14. TamiJ

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    My brother used to say that all the time. You just brought back some good memories.
     
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    I can't believe someone would do such a thing. I Won't even take my personal days just to have the time off unless I really need them.
     
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    Do you mean only take them off for major events like weddings and such...or you just don't take them at all?
     
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    I'm with you, chebrutta.
     
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    The first year our school was open, we were highly discouraged by admin. from taking any days off. I took none year one, and one year two. I even drove the 25 miles to school to replace my lessons with ones the sub could handle---- long story short, our subs are typically unqualified parents, I had a UTI and had no planning that particular day of the week to relieve myself when needed...) This year, I took a personal day one week, a half day for a doc appt. the next, and a sick day the following week. All were legit but it just so happened they all fell in a 3 week timespan. All I'm saying is that all teachers are entitled to take the days we're given if we need them, and shouldn't have to give admin a written explanation as to why we need to take a personal day. It's PERSONAL!
     
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    OMG, why didn't I think of this? Sheesh...what does the teacher plan on saying 10 years from now when he/she is NOT dead, God willing of course.
     
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    This is exactly what I was thinking before I even came to your comment!
     
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    Between my mom's death 2 years ago and some serious back/neck problems, I actually went over my allotted days the past three years. Not enough to draw long or short-term disability, of course, just enough to kill my paycheck! That being said, I have also worked all but 15 days this year (we have 12 allotted days), including close to 50 days with my back out (I have a vertebra that moves out of place when I'm stressed - or teaching 1st grade, lol). I literally walked my kiddos to lunch while bent over, holding on to the wall of the building.
     
  24. Roobunny

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    12 days is nice! We get 5...yes, 5!!! :mad:

    With that being said, I hope your back is doing better. That sounds quite painful
     
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    She has to have emotional problems...normal people don't think of this stuff.
     

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