Would you trade your summer off for more pay?

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  1. mcqxu

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    Nope. I teach a language, and use that time to travel for extended periods and/or volunteer to get extra practice speaking. I also like going to a conference to learn, go to the park, getting mental rest.
     
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  2. Backroads

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    I truly wouldn't say no to a year-round situation with more or less equivalent amount of breaks. They'd become my new vacation time. I like the concept of staggered breaks.

    As to the original question, I think I would need about double my paycheck to give up summer vacation.
     
  3. YoungTeacherGuy

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    It wouldn't be healthy for me to give up my entire summer break. I need that time to recharge. Yes, trading the summer for extra money sounds enticing, but it's not worth sacrificing my well-being.
     
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    I wouldn't object to a different configuration of breaks, but I also need time to recharge. Currently, I works 180 days. If that increased to roughly 245-250 days, I would need a much larger increase than 25%.
     
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  5. Lisabobisa

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    I already do it and it's not a big deal. I have 4 weeks off in summer vs the traditional 9 and it's the perfect amount of break. We have three days off each week during summer too which is awesome. I am fairly compensated for the work, and not every student shows up because it's ESY. I tend to get bored easily with too long of a break.... I like schedule and consistently which this does for me.
     

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