on a side note... I always find it irksome when a boss refers to it as "my time." Nonetheless, If someone chose to sleep while responsible for the children they should have to deal with the consequences, However, I think there is a loop-hole. After thinking about it everytime this thread popped back-up on my subscription list, I decided that if a teacher feels themselves getting to that point they need to call the director or someone else in to relieve them. If the director could not make themselves availible, I don't see how they should still terminate the employee. In this hypothetical scenario the director shares some of the responsiblility. Granted, any teacher needs to be able to pull themselves together and hold their own, but if there was an emergency, and there was no one availible... the director bears the burden, therefore, if a teacher explained that they needed to take five minutes to gather themselves and no one came to their aid, then the director should also own some of that responsibility.