Teacher sleeping during nap time?

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  1. Tigers

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    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.
     
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    When it's coming out of my pocket, it is MY time. ;) :p
     
  3. Tigers

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    I assume that you are the owner...but we are all helping each other, it is still our time:D

    but, The money that you use to pay your employees is generated from the children with which your employees work. You are providing a service to the parents, if anything it is their time:p

    but, I know...I know.... It is just a figure of speech.;) right?
     
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    That is correct.:D ;)
     
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    Tigers...we could just say it's the government's time because ultimately they get all our money anyways!
     
  6. teachingforlife

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    I can definitely understand what you mean Tigers about the figure of speech, "my time." I have been guilty of using it as well, and while "time" of my employees does not actually belong to me, their responsibility to complete their duties related to their job, and their commitment to do so, does belong to me (in a way). When I hire someone, they understand that personal things, personal troubles, etc., can not interfere with work. Of course, there are exceptions, because we do all have a bad day now and again...but for the most part, you have to be able to separate your personal life from your professional life. When choosing to work with children, you have the personal responsibility to give them the best...they deserve it!

    Your comment was a good eye opener though...it never hurts to be reminded to "watch what you say!" :D

    When my employees are on break, they are not responsible to answer to me, unless they are doing something that is against our policies, and they are on our premises. An example of this is smoking on our property. Not smoking on our property is not only our policy, but also a state licensing mandate.

    I do agree that it is the government's time though...is anyone else blown away as they try to file their taxes at what we "contribute?":eek:
     
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    what an unfortunate truth....

    thus, I simply like to think of it as our time;)
     
  8. Mally

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    Sleeping in the nap room? If the staff supervising the nap room is sleeping, who's supervising? In any other job, would it be considered appropriate to be sleeping on the job?
    As a Director, I would not be happy at all with this, and I agree with a previous post: if you want to sleep on your lunch break, do it elsewhere.
    We did have an ECE student who fell asleep daily in the naproom, and she failed for it.
    Those are my thoughts.
     
  9. childcare teach

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    At a child care I worked at before we had a teacher that feel asleep during nap time. She was the only teacher in the room at the time . The teacher was cleaning up from lunch and I was at a class .Well when i can back the owner said please cover the preschoolers till the grade schoolers get here ( i did the grade schoolers every afternoon ) She fired the teacher and we were down to two of us with 18 children from 2-12 for a few week till she found a new teacher. She when the new teacher started she add IF YOU FALL ALSEEP YOU WILL BE FIRED.
     

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